Capital One Cup: Accrington Stanley v Cardiff City match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup fixture at The Crown Ground

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James Beattie’s Accrington Stanley will face Premier League new boys Cardiff City at the Crown Ground on tonight. Stanley will be looking to cause an upset but it will be extremely difficult as the Welsh outfit will be buoyed after a stunning 3-2 victory against Manchester City.

Cardiff City gained direct promotion last season and new signing Frazier Campbell got off to a great start with two headed goals against the 2011/2012 Premier League Champions. Cardiff will be looking to repeat their dramatic road to Wembley in 2012 when they narrowly lost the final to Liverpool 3-2 on penalties.

Accrington will be without their striker Danny Webber who is serving the second game of a three match ban. New Cardiff signing Andreas Cornelius may be given his first start at the club following a move from FC Copenhagen.


KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm



This will be the first meeting between the two sides in a competitive match.



Accrington Stanley’s stadium holds just 5,057 supporters.

Cardiff City lost the 2011/2012 final to Liverpool on penalties.



Accrington Stanley to win: 6.8

Cardiff City to win: 4.2

Draw: 1.52


TV: Highlights on The League Cup Show on BBC One at 11.35pm