Birmingham v Rochdale

Carling Cup second round
Venue: St Andrew's Date: Thursday, 26 August Kick-off: 1945 BST 

Birmingham are expected to make changes and are without defender Stuart Parnaby, who is sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Veteran striker Kevin Phillips is out with a thigh problem.
Rochdale have included Josh Thompson in their squad after signing the defender on a season-long from Celtic.
Thompson did not receive clearance in time to face Colchester at the weekend, but has been given the green light to play at St Andrew's.
• This is the first ever competitive meeting of Birmingham and Rochdale.
• Birmingham have won their first match in the League Cup in each of the last six years.
• They were last knocked out in the second round in 2003, when Blackpool beat them 1-0 at Bloomfield Road. That was also the last time Birmingham were eliminated by lower division opposition.
• Victory would give League One Rochdale a place in the third round of the League Cup for the first time since they were runners-up in 1961/62.
• Dale beat Barnsley in the last round - only their second win in the League Cup in the last nine years.



Man City v Liverpool

Venue: City of Manchester Stadium
Date: Monday, 23 August Kick-off: 2000 BST

Manchester City's Mario Balotelli is expected to overcome the knee injury he suffered on his match-winning debut in the Europa League.
James Milner is in line for his first City appearance, but Aleksandar Kolarov and Jerome Boateng remain sidelined.
Liverpool hope Javier Mascherano will return after missing Thursday's Europa League tie, but Daniel Agger is a doubt with concussion.
Joe Cole begins a three-match ban following his red card against Arsenal.

Man City
Doubtful: Balotelli (knee)
Injured: Boateng (gashed leg), Bridge (toe), Kolarov (ankle)
Suspended: Cole (three matches)

Doubtful: Agger (concussion), Mascherano (calf)
Both sides have enjoyed near-identical starts to the season: a draw in the league against north London opponents who finished in the top four last season, followed by a nervy 1-0 win in the Europa League.
Football is strange... When you think you can win easy, you must have maximum concentration
Man City boss Roberto Mancini
Manchester City were distinctly unimpressive in their season's opener against Tottenham, and manager Roberto Mancini clearly needs the one thing he won't be given - time - to mould his expensively-assembled squad into a cohesive unit.
City looked lightweight upfront at White Hart Lane, with the diminutive trio of Carlos Tevez, David Silva and Shaun Wright-Phillips brushed aside by the Spurs defence. Mario Balotelli enjoyed an exciting cameo against Timisoara and the £24m man's presence up front may invigorate their expected title push.
Even so, if Fernando Torres is finally fit to start, City will no doubt be casting envious glances at a player not even their vast riches could lure away from Anfield.
The draws for both teams last weekend came as a direct result of the performance of their goalkeepers. While Joe Hart earned City a point with a string of stunning saves, Liverpool's Pepe Reina cost his side victory with an out-of-character gaffe in the last minute against Arsenal.
• No fewer than five of the last seven Premier League meetings between these teams have ended all square - including both games last season.
• Only 16 goals have been scored in the last 11 league matches between the sides.
• Their overall head-to-head record in 159 matches is 79 wins for Liverpool, 40 for City and 40 draws.
Man City
• Manchester City won 40 of their 67 points at home last season.
• City have gone three Premier League games without a win and have won just one of their last six league games.
• Craig Bellamy was sent out on loan this week, despite assisting more goals than any other Manchester City player in the league last season (8).
• If Liverpool win, it will be their 2000th victory in league football.
• If selected, Glen Johnson will be playing on his 26th birthday.
• If he recovers from his calf problem, Javier Mascherano will make his 100th career Premier League appearance.



Crystal Palace v Ipswich

Venue: Selhurst Park Date: Saturday, 21 August Kick-off: 1500 BST

Neil Danns is expected to return to the Crystal Palace starting line-up following his recent suspension.
The Eagles have no new injury worries, with winger Sean Scannell and defender Lee Hills still out with knee problems.
Ipswich are expected to give a debut to defender Darren O'Dea after his arrival on loan from Celtic.
Gareth McAuley has recovered from a back injury but winger Carlos Edwards has a groin problem which will sideline him for several weeks.
Crystal Palace boss George Burley faces the club where he made his name as a player and a manager. The Scot made nearly 400 appearances for Ipswich, where he won the FA Cup and Uefa Cup before an eight-year spell as manager in which he led the club to promotion to the Premier League in 2000.
But his record against Town is unimpressive. In 10 matches against them since his departure, he has tasted victory only twice - once with Derby County and once with Southampton. Now he faces the Suffolk side for the first time since taking over at Palace, whose squad includes former Ipswich players Darren Ambrose, Owen Garvan, Alan Lee, Lewis Price and David Wright.
Sir Bobby Robson was at the helm when Ipswich last won their first two away fixtures of a league season, 36 years ago. Their opening-day triumph at Middlesbrough means a win at Selhurst Park would give Roy Keane's men back-to-back away victories and seven points from their first three league games of the season.
That would be a sign of real progress for a team that took four away games to get their first point on the road last season, and nine matches to get their first away win. It would also atone for last weekend's draw at home to Burnley, whose last-gasp equaliser denied them maximum points.

• This is the 75th league match between these clubs and a win for Palace would be their 25th against Ipswich.
• Last season Palace did the double over the Suffolk club, with two 3-1 victories.
Crystal Palace
• A win for Palace, who beat Leicester on the opening day, would mean back-to-back home victories for the Eagles for the first time since November last year.
• Palace have lost only two of their last 10 matches, spanning last season.
• Ipswich are one of eight clubs still to be beaten in the Championship this season and are the only team to have come from behind to win a game.
• They conceded an injury-time goal last Saturday - and seven of them last season.

under - 1.73
over - 2.36

Peterborough v Huddersfield

Venue: London Road Date: Saturday, 21 August Kick-off: 1500 BST

Gabby Zakuani, Lee Frecklington and Chris Whelpdale remain on the sidelines for Peterborough, but Gary Johnson is likely to make changes.
Aaron Davies, Dave Hibbert and Tommy Rowe are among those hoping to be handed a first start of the season.
Huddersfield full-back Gary Naysmith serves a one-match ban following his red card against Tranmere, on-loan Graham Carey is set to come in.
Terriers boss Lee Clark has no other injury or suspension concerns.

Peterborough United boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:
"It's a good time to play Huddersfield given last weekend's defeat at Bournemouth because there's still a good game in us and a good league campaign in us.
"They'll be challenging for promotion come the end of the season and while it's not quite a six-pointer at this stage it would be a super three points to pick up.
"Whenever you have a poor defeat and you haven't been unlucky, you've just been poor, you need to get the confidence and belief back with a good win."
Huddersfield Town boss Lee Clark told BBC Radio Leeds:
"it will be a massive test. They are one of the favourites to be up there at the end of the season and rightly so.
"their strike force is as potent as any in the league and I don't think it will help our cause that they are coming off the back of a heavy defeat.
"it will make them more determined to win this one and no doubt will come out all guns blazing.
"so it was always going to be a tough game, but it will be even tougher now. But if we up our intensity it will be hard for them to handle."

under - 2.10
over - 1.87


AFC Wimbledon v Histon

Blue Square Bet Premier
Venue: Kingsmeadow Date: Tuesday, 17 August Kick-off: 1945 BST

AFC Wimbledon will be without midfielder Lee Minshull who is suspended following his red card against Southport on Saturday.
Rashid Yussuff is in line to replace him - the only change boss Terry Brown is likely to make.
Histon midfielder Lee Wootton also serves a suspension after being sent off against Barrow at the weekend.
And Daniel Sparkes is awaiting the all-clear after he was forced off with a head injury during the same game.

Histon boss John Beck told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:
"I imagine they'll be in the top six, they had a very good result away at Southport.
"I think it will be a very difficult team to get any form of result from.
"They play good football, they mix-and-match, sometimes they put it in behind you sometimes they play they in front, which is what were trying to do."


Millwall v Hull

ChampionshipVenue: The Den Date: Saturday, 14 August Kick-off: 1500 BST

Millwall striker Steve Morison is back after international duty and midfielder Darren Carter from a suspension.
Liam Trotter has shaken off a knock, while Jimmy Abdou is back in contention after recovering from an ankle injury quicker than was expected.
Hull City are hoping to include midfielder Robert Koren in their squad.
The Slovenia captain, released by West Brom at the end of last season, should feature if international clearance is received in time.

The Tigers enter The Den to face the Lions, who have not been defeated there since last November and celebrated their return to the Championship by roaring to a superb away victory at Bristol City on the opening day.
Millwall manager Kenny Jackett will be hoping his side can build on that excellent 3-0 victory, which brought City down to earth with a bump following their flagship signing of England goalkeeper David James.
Hull, relegated last season, beat Swansea in their first game and are aiming to get back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. They were a League One club when they last won their opening two matches, in 2004.
Having failed to win away throughout the whole of last season, ending Millwall's excellent run at home would be a big boost for Hull, whose last away league victory came in London - at Fulham - in March 2009.

• Hull knocked Millwall out of the FA Cup in the season before last, but the two clubs have not been in the same division since 2005/06.
• Their last four league clashes have ended in draws.
• Hull's only victory in 17 visits to Millwall was a 1-0 win in the old Second Division in August 1986.
• A win for Millwall would see them pick up six points out of six at the start of a season for the first time since 2003.
• They have won the last three home league games, and have won 12 and drawn two of the last 14.
• Hull have gone 24 away league games without a win.
• Nick Barmby has been waiting 17 months for his 100th club career goal.

Under - 1.73
Over - 2.34

Colchester v Sheff Wed

Venue: Community Stadium Date: Saturday, 14 August Kick-off: 1500 BST

Colchester are sweating on the fitness of loan striker David Mooney (ankle) after he was carried off the pitch on a stretcher against Hereford.
Goalkeeper Ben Williams (ankle) is expected to miss out again with Mark Cousins to continue in his place.
Sheffield Wednesday are likely to recall striker Marcus Tudgay and midfielder Chris Sedgwick.
Irvine rested the pair, along with other first team regulars, for their 1-0 win over Bury on Tuesday.

Colchester United boss John Ward told BBC Essex:
"I know Alan Irvine very well. He's a realist and they're really spot on, hard working people.
"I'm told they've sold all their tickets for the game. Their supporters are very vociferous, that tends to goad our supporters into a response.
"The players shouldn't need any motivation from me for the game itself."

Under - 1.89
Over - 2.08


Leyton Orient v Charlton

League One
Venue: Brisbane Road Date: Friday, 13 August Kick-off: 1945BST

Leyton Orient will check on the fitness of Michael Liddle (groin) and Charlie Daniels is out with a knee injury.
Veteran forward Scott McGleish was rested in the Carling Cup win over Swindon and could struggle to dislodge scorers Ryan Jarvis and Alex Revell.
Charlton manager Phil Parkinson will recall a number of key players, including keeper Rob Elliot.
Jose Semedo serves game two of a three-match ban, while left-back Kelly Youga (knee) is the only injury absentee.

under - 1.88
over - 2.12


Sheff Wed v Dag & Red TEAM NEWS

Sheffield Wednesday could be without winger Jermaine Johnson who is battling to overcome a knee injury.
Nicky Weaver should start in goal while fellow new signings Clinton Morrison and Neil Mellor are set to start up front for the Owls.
Dagenham have doubts over defenders Scott Doe (calf) and Abu Ogogo (hip) who picked up knocks in pre-season.
Striker Paul Benson (ankle) is expected to start while new signing Gavin Tomlin could partner him in attack.

Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still told BBC Essex:
"It's probably as big a game as we could've hoped to have had.
"It's a fantastic opportunity for this club to play at this level and a fantastic game to start with.
"I expect us to learn quickly and be able to compete at this level."

Under 2.36
Over 1.72

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