Capital One Cup: Bristol City v Crystal Palace match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup second round fixture at Ashton Gate

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Bristol City host Premier League side Crystal Palace at Ashton Gate after defeating Gillingham in the first round, with both teams looking for their first league wins of the season.

Mercurial striker Marlon Harewood could make his first start for Palace since joining earlier this month and boss Ian Holloway, who began his playing career at City’s rivals Bristol Rovers, may choose to blood some of his other summer signings against the League One side.


KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm



Crystal Palace 2 (Murray, Dobbie) Bristol City 1 (Parr og), Championship, February 2013

Bristol City 4 (Taylor, Woolford, Stead, Adomah) Crystal Palace 1 (Dikgacoi), Championship, August 2012

Bristol City 2 (Pitman 2), Crystal Palace 2 (Zaha, Ambrose), Championship, February 2012



Palace won 2-1 in the only previous meeting between the sides in the League Cup in 1979.

Despite scoring nine goals in their opening four games, Bristol City have a goal difference of -2.

Palace have won eight of their last nine fixtures in the League Cup, reaching the semi-finals in 2012.



Bristol City to win: 3.6

Crystal Palace to win: 2.18

Draw: 3.55


TV: Highlights on BBC1, Wednesday at 11.35pm