Date: 20th September 2016 at 12:15pm
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The 2016-17 League Cup season continues with the latest round of matches.

Among this upcoming schedule is a match for Brighton against Reading at the Amex Stadium on Tuesday with it having a 7:45pm kick-off.

Second round results

Tue 23 Aug 2016 – EFL Cup
Crystal Palace 2-0 Blackpool
Blackburn 4-3 Crewe
Burton 0-5 Liverpool
Chelsea 3-2 Bristol Rovers
Derby 1-1 Carlisle
Derby County win 14-13 on penalties
Everton 4-0 Yeovil
Exeter 1-3 Hull
Luton 0-1 Leeds
Millwall 1-2 Nottm Forest
Newcastle 2-0 Cheltenham
Northampton 2-2 West Brom
Northampton Town win 4-3 on penalties
Norwich 6-1 Coventry
Oxford Utd 2-4 Brighton
Peterborough 1-3 Swansea
Preston 2-0 Oldham
QPR 2-1 Rochdale
Scunthorpe 1-2 Bristol City
Stevenage 0-4 Stoke
Watford 1-2 Gillingham
Wolves 2-1 Cambridge
Reading 2-2 MK Dons
Reading win 4-2 on penalties

Wed 24 Aug 2016 – EFL Cup
Accrington 1-0 Burnley
Fulham 2-1 Middlesbrough
Morecambe 1-2 Bournemouth
Sunderland 1-0 Shrewsbury

In the last match Brighton overcame a potential ‘banana skin’ against Oxford to make it into the third round whereas Reading needed a penalty shootout to beat a League 1 side (MK Dons) themselves.

All of that set up this third round tie at the Amex, which will be one both sides will probably be equally as certain they can win but as much as Championship promotion is the priority for Brighton (and the FA Cup higher on the cup run list) this is a competition that allows Chris Hughton to utilise his squad fully.

Momentum is also built up whatever level you play at if wins are secured another tonight would be the Albion aim but Jaap Stam, as much as he’ll shuffle his Reading pack, isn’t bringing his Royals side merely to ‘make up the numbers’ is he!

What will happen in this one though?

Cast your vote so we know if you think it’ll be all smiles or disappointment for Brighton come the full time whistle.


Tue 20 Sep 2016 – EFL Cup
Bournemouth v Preston 19:45
Brighton v Reading 19:45
Derby v Liverpool 19:45
Everton v Norwich 19:45
Leeds v Blackburn 19:45
Leicester v Chelsea 19:45
Newcastle v Wolves 19:45
Nottm Forest v Arsenal 19:45

Wed 21 Sep 2016 – EFL Cup
Fulham v Bristol City 19:45
Northampton v Man Utd 19:45
QPR v Sunderland 19:45
Southampton v Crystal Palace 19:45
Swansea v Man City 19:45
West Ham v Accrington 19:45
Stoke v Hull 20:00
Tottenham v Gillingham 20:00

We can say it goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result.

But will this happen? We’ll find out soon enough!

Ahead of the match we’re looking for your views on what way you do think it will go, which obviously requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you’re given.

Brighton win
Reading win

Don’t just look also have your say…. Not only do we want you to cast your vote (which you do to the right) we’re also looking for your thoughts and views too so do share some of those with your comments below.

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