Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
All eyes will be on Adams Park when Wycombe Wanderers and Bristol City square off against each other in the EFL Cup last 32. Wycombe did well to crush Barnsley 3-0 in their last league match, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of Wednesday’s clash. Nick Freeman is widely expected to return to the starting XI after finding the net in the weekend triumph, while experienced attacker Sam Vokes is unlikely to be risked in the EFL Cup game.
The Robins, on the other hand, proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Luton Town and Cardiff City. Taking everything into account, a close encounter is on the cards at Adams Park, and we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Both Alex Scott and Jay Dasilva should be rested against Wycombe, while Kane Wilson and Cameron Pring likely to step up.
Highlighted Player (David Wheeler):
David Wheeler is an English professional footballer who plays for League One's Wycombe Wanderers as a right-winger. He was born in Brighton on the 4th of October, 1990. The 29-year-old joined Brighton and Hove Albion's youth academy in the year 2000. He remained with the club for six years before joining Lewes, where he signed his first professional contract.
Ironically, his maiden competitive appearance for the club came as a substitute against his former team on the 5th of March, 2008. The following season, he scored his first-ever senior goal against Altrincham in the Conference South. The pacey winger left Lewes in 2011 and followed up with two successful stints at Staines Town and Exeter City, the latter for which, he made over 150 appearances and scored 39 goals in all competitions. At the start of the 16/17 season, he joined Queens Park Rangers on a three year deal in what was a high profile transfer but made little impact.
During his time at QPR, he was sent out on loan twice before being released from his contract in 2019. He joined his current club Wycombe on the 30th of June, 2019, and has made nine appearances for them so far. Wheeler's involvement with the International setup meanwhile has been restricted to featuring for the England Under-18 Schoolboys for whom he made eight appearances during the 08/09 season.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby.
Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909.
The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.