When Hull City travels to League Two team Bradford City on Tuesday night, they will be hoping to advance to the second round of the EFL Cup.
Hull has had a solid start to the 2022–23 domestic season, earning four points to move up to fifth place in the Championship standings, whereas Bradford has struggled, sitting in 15th place in League Two after only earning one point from their first two games.
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Bradford, who finished 14th in League Two last season and was 19 points outside of the playoff spots, has yet to win this season and has only earned one point through two games.
The 2022–23 season for Mark Hughes’ team began on July 30 with a scoreless draw against Doncaster Rovers before ending on July 31 with a loss at Barrow. The home team scored twice in the closing stages to win, with their third coming in the sixth minute of extra time at the end of the 90, just after the visitors thought they had earned a point with an own goal.
Bradford has never won the League Cup, however they did make it to the final in 2013, where Swansea City triumphed handily by a score of at Wembley.
It would be fair to conclude that the League Cup does not rank highly on the Bantams’ priority list for the 2022–23 season given that they had dropped eight of their last nine games, including a 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest last season.
Hull, on the other hand, comes into this game after a goalless draw at Preston North End on Saturday afternoon in the Championship.
The Tigers won over Bristol City at home to start the 2022–23 season, and with four points from their first two games, they are currently ranked fifth in the standings.
The fans will undoubtedly expect an improvement this season after Shota Arveladze’s team ended 19th in the Championship last year, and the team has had a promising start.
Hull has never won the League Cup, but they did make it as far as the semifinals in 2017 before falling to Manchester United. In 2014, they finished second in the FA Cup after losing to Arsenal in overtime.
The Tigers will make significant changes to their starting lineup for the EFL Cup match against their League Two opponents because they have a significant Championship match against Norwich City at home the following weekend, followed by two more league games against Burnley and West Bromwich Albion.
On Tuesday night, neither team will be at full strength, but Hull will still have access to a lot of talent, and we anticipate the Championship team to win, securing their place in the competition’s second round.