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Carabao Cup second and third-round draw details as City learn opponents

Leicester City discover their potential opponents for the Carabao Cup third round on Sunday afternoon as the draw for the next two sets of fixtures take place.

City are given a bye through the second round this season as one of the English clubs competing in Europe.

And while the first round is only just coming to its conclusion, the EFL have decided the hold the second and third-round draws together, so City will learn their potential opponents in advance.

Find out all the details about the below.

When is the draw?

The draw for the second and third rounds of the Carabao Cup take place after Brentford play Wycombe in the first round on Sunday, with the fixture at the Bees’ new stadium kicking off at 12pm.

Depending on whether it goes to penalties, the draw could start around 1.45pm to 2pm.

Where can I watch?

Just like Brentford against Wycombe, the draw will be live on Sky Sports.

It will be shown on Sky Sports Football. The draw can also be streamed via SkyGo or Now TV.

Who could City face?

By the time the draw takes place, there will be 56 potential opponents for City, the 50 sides in the second-round draw, plus the six other English sides competing in Europe this season: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.

While the second round is regionalised, the third round will be nationwide.

The second-round draw numbers are below.

South section ball numbers

1 – Bournemouth

2 – Brighton

3 – Bristol City

4 – Cambridge

5 – Charlton

6 – Cheltenham

7 – Coventry

8 – Crystal Palace

9 – Fulham

10 – Gillingham

11 – Ipswich Town

12 – Leyton Orient

13 – Luton Town

14 – Millwall

15 – Newport County

16 – Northampton Town

17 – Oxford United

18 – Plymouth Argyle

19 – Portsmouth

20 – Reading

21 – Southampton

22 – Watford

23 – West Ham

24 – Brentford/Wycombe

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North section ball numbers

1 – Aston Villa

2 – Barnsley

3 – Blackburn Rovers

4 – Bradford City

5 – Burnley

6 – Burton Albion

7 – Derby County

8 – Everton

9 – Fleetwood Town

10 – Harrogate Town

11 – Hull City

12 – Leeds United

13 – Lincoln City

14 – Middlesbrough

15 – Morecambe

16 – Newcastle United

17 – Oldham Athletic

18 – Port Vale

19 – Preston North End

20 – Rochdale

21 – Salford City

22 – Sheffield United

23 – Sheffield Wednesday

24 – Stoke City

25 – West Brom

26 – Wolves

How does the third-round draw work?

After the second-round draw, matches will be given a ball number based on the order they were drawn out in.

These numbers will then go to an unseeded third round draw with City and the six other European sides joining in.

When will the ties be played?

Second-round ties will be played on the week commencing September 14, with third-round matches on the week beginning September 21.



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