Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A spot in the fourth round of the EFL Cup will be at stake when Leeds United and Hull City face each other at Elland Road on Wednesday evening. The Whites proved their worth in a 4-3 loss to Liverpool, and it is no surprise they are seen as hot favourites to win their Carabao Cup opener. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Patrick Bamford, who is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders.
Keep in mind, though, that both Berardi and Forshaw miss the game through injury. The Tigers, on the other hand, kicked off the new League One campaign with a 2-0 win at Gillingham, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Leeds United. Given the Whites’s attacking performance in the Premier League opener, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise.
Highlighted Player (Kalvin Phillips):
Kalvin Phillips started his youth career at Wortley Juniors, but he has been playing for Leeds United ever since he joined the Elland Road outfit at the age of 15. The 177-cm-tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Leeds, but he has yet to make his debut for the England national team.
Born in Leeds on December 2, 1995 Kalvin Phillips is a right-footed footballer whose main position is defensive midfield. However, he is used as a central midfielder as well. The English footballer scored his first ever goal for the Whites in a 2-1 loss to Cardiff City on April 11, 2015.
Kalvin Phillips made his debut for Leeds United against Wolverhampton on April 6, 2015. Nicknamed “Yorkshire Pirlo”, Phillips is known for his sharp passes and long ball distribution. He covers his defensive duties in style as well.
Highlighted Team (Hull City):
Hull City are a professional football club that was founded back in 1904. The Tigers used to play their home games at Boothferry Park, but they moved to the KC Stadium in 2002. The stadium capacity is 24,450.
Hull impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, as a result, they returned to the English Premier League. Hull City fans consider Leeds United their main rivals, but Sheffield United are regarded as Hull’s fierce rivals as well. Steve Bruce took over the reins at the club in 2012 and the experienced tactician helped the team book a place in the 2013/2014 FA Cup final, but Arsenal proved to be a big catch for the Tigers in the title decider.
Hull City finished the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign in 16th place in the standings to achieve their highest ever top flight finish. It has to be noted that Curtis Davies was named the team’s player of the year in the 2013/2014 season.