Tranmere vs Newcastle
English Carabao Cup
Date: 24 August 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Prenton Park (Birkenhead).
Tranmere eliminated higher-division Accrington Stanley on penalties in the opening round of the 2022/23 Carabao Cup campaign.
They got super lucky to earn the penalties after a stoppage-time own goal by Ryan Aystley on the occasion.
The team led by Scottish manager Micky Mellon have thus earned a chance to face the Premier League opposition in the second round of the competition.
The crowd at Prenton Park will be able to watch Newcastle’s stars on Wednesday evening as the Magpies come to visit Birkenhead in the battle for the third round of the League Cup.
The occasion will be even greater for the hosts knowing that their rivals have just held Premier League champions Manchester City to a 3-3 draw in a spectacular affair on Sunday afternoon at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle showed strength against one of the best teams in the world, going even 3-1 up after Kieran Trippier’s goal early in the second half.
The Magpies could not hold on to the lead but it was still a wonderful afternoon of football by Eddie Howe’s troops.
The former Bournemouth manager will likely rest the vast majority of the starters from the clash against Man City but Newcastle have enough depth in their ranks to be considered enormous favorites against the League Two opposition regardless of the starting XIs.
The mere fact that Tranmere have claimed only four points from the opening five rounds in League Two says enough about the gulf in quality between the two teams.
Tranmere vs Newcastle Head-to-head
- These two outfits did not have a chance to meet each other in the past.
Tranmere vs Newcastle Prediction
Tranmere looked toothless up front in the 2-1 defeat to fellow bottom-half rivals Newport County on Saturday afternoon in League Two. Newport had previously taken just one point from four matches.
The value is thus with Newcastle to win to nil at the 1.80 odds, while you can also back Chris Wood to score anytime for the visitors at the odds of 2.30. We expect to see the New Zealand international from the first minute on Wednesday knowing he is yet to start a game for the Magpies this season.
Tranmere vs Newcastle Betting Tips
Newcastle to win to nil @ 1.80 (4/5)
Chris Wood to score anytime @ 2.30 (13/10) odd.