Thu. May 26th, 2022

The League Cup returns with the third round seeing holders Manchester City start their defence with a game against League One side Wycombe Wanderers.

City are coming from a 0-0 draw with Southampton and as they seek a return to winning ways, they have not only home advantage but also a good run in this competition.

In the last 23 League Cup matches, City have lost only once. They have four clean sheets in their last five matches and in the last five, they’ve scored 17 goals.

At home, they are unbeaten in four matches ahead of this game.

In their last five League Cup matches, City have scored nine second half goals.

Wycombe Wanderers are coming from a 2-1 win over Charlton in League One, their first win in the last five matches.

They only have one clean sheet in the last five matches and have conceded two goals or more in three of their last five, while failing to score in just one of the five.

Away from home, Wycombe are winless in four, drawing three and losing one.

This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the 98/99 League One season; Wycombe won both matches in that campaign.

Three of their last five away matches have produced over 2.5 goals and they have no win in their last four away matches.

In 21 straight League Cup matches, Wycombe haven’t managed a win in 90 minutes.