Monday, 17 June 2013

Cherries to play Pompey in Capital One Cup

The draw was made this morning for the first round of the League Cup and Bournemouth were sensationally drawn against Portsmouth. The game is to be played on the week commencing 5 August. AFCB also play Pompey in a pre-season friendly in July at Dean Court.

Bournemouth played Pompey at the start of last season in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and in the League early on. There was not much between the two sides with a draw in the league and 4-3 defeat in the cup. Bournemouth did manage to win 2:0 against Pompey in the home league game later on in February.

I guess we are going to know all about Portsmouth FC with two games lined up against them. It is quite good to be playing them in a competitive fixture as we won't face them in the Championship. While it does not give AFCB an easy route through to the second round, I think it will be another great occasion and both teams will really be looking to use the game as a marker early on in the season.

Bournemouth are the favourites to come through this tie and I don't see why the Cherries can't score another victory over their near rivals.

The Full draw

Bury v Crewe Alexandra
Shrewsbury Town v Bolton
Middlesbrough v Accrington Stanley
Doncaster Rovers v Rochdale
Preston v Blackpool
Barnsley v Scunthorpe
Tranmere v Mansfield Town
York v Burnley
Notts County v Fleetwood Town
Sheffield United v Burton Albion
Oldham v Derby
Carlisle v Blackburn
Morecambe v Wolves
Nottingham Forest v Hartlepool
Leeds v Chesterfield
Huddersfield v Bradford
Rotherham v Sheffield Wednesday
Port Vale v Walsall
Gillingham v Bristol City
AFC Bournemouth v Portsmouth
Wycombe v Leicester
Brentford v Dagenham and Redbridge
Exeter City v QPR
Charlton v Oxford United
Southend United v Yeovil
Millwall v AFC Wimbledon
Swindon v Torquay United
Birmingham v Plymouth Argyle
Stevenage v Ipswich
Cheltenham v Crawley
Bristol Rovers v Watford
Northampton Town v MK Dons
Leyton Orient v Coventry
Colchester United v Peterborough
Brighton v Newport County

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