Reading take on Premier League outfit Wolves in the Carabao Cup Round Three - with the winner being put in the hat for Round Four.
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading
Wednesday 25th September 2019, 7.45pm
Carabao Cup, Third Round
Victories against Wycombe Wanderers and Plymouth Arygle have brought the Royals to Molineux, the home of The Wanderers. Braces from Josh Barrett and Yakou Méïté against Plymouth booked Reading's place in the West Midlands on Wednesday evening.
The dust has settled following the hectic schedule of August, and the Royals will visit Molineux in the third fixture of September. However, with the Premier League side making their first appearance in the Carabao Cup this season, the challenge will be a difficult one as the boys in blue and white hoops will fight to progress into the Last 16 - an achievement they last reached in the 2016-17 season.
Wednesday's hosts, Wolves are yet to win in the Premier League so far this season, sitting in 19th. They are, however, one of the teams in the prestigious Europa League competition, something they have achieved for the first time since 1980-81. Manager Nuno Espírito Santo and his side had a landmark campaign in the history of Wolves last term, finishing 7th in the Premier League and reaching the Semi-Finals of the FA Cup.
Our last meeting with the Wanderers was when both teams occupied places in the Sky Bet Championship in the 2017-18 season, albeit with contrasting fortunes. Wolves got themselves six points out of six against the Royals on their way to a spot in the Premier League, going up as champions with 99 points on the board.
Both Reading and Wolves are no strangers to each other the EFL Cup, having played each other twice beforehand. The Royals came out victors last time in 1997 when goals from Phil Parkinson, Mike Meaker and Keith McPherson and a memorable own goal from ex-Reading defender Ady Williams earned a 4-2 win to progress in the competition. They first met in the Cup in 1979, Reading again got the glory with a 1-0 win.
Should Reading make it through this evening, the draw for the Fourth Round will take place immediately after the final whistle goes between MK Dons and Liverpool at Stadium:MK.
Please head to our online Ticket Office here.
Tickets for this fixture are on advance sale only until midday on Wednesday 25th September.
Please note that there will be no sales at Molineux on the night, so tickets will NOT be available after 12noon on Wednesday 25th September. We strongly advise that you do not travel to Wolverhampton without a ticket.
Barring any traffic issues, you can expect to be on the road for around two-and-a-half hours heading up to Molineux, based on a journey from Madejski Stadium.
With the match being an evening kick-off, time on the road is expected to be extended by rush-hour traffic around the outskirts of Birmingham, so allow plenty of time to make it to the match.
Away Fans Guide
All you need to know about visiting Molineux is available on Wolves' website here.
Disabled Access Guide
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There's a chance of rain at Molineux on Wednesday evening, but temperatures should be reasonably comfortable in the West Midlands on the night.
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