Should Reading overcome Wycombe Wanderers in the First Round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, we’ll be looking out for ball number 16 in the southern section of the draw for the next stage when it takes place later in the evening.
Hosted by Sky Sports presenter Laura Woods, the draw will be conducted following the conclusion of Salford City’s Round One clash with Leeds United, which takes place simultaneously.
Either Royals supporters or Chairboys fans will have a vested interest when the numbers are picked – there will be a winner on the night at Adams Park. If the game isn’t settled in normal time, it’s straight to penalty kicks.
And there are a total of seven Premier League sides which enter the competition on the southern side of the draw, and a further six in the northern section. Cardiff City and Fulham, both relegated from the top tier last season, also enter the competition at this stage, while the final seven top-flight sides who are in European competition this year enter in Round Three.
The full list of draw numbers is as follows:
|Ball||Southern Section||Northern Section|
|1||AFC Bournemouth||Aston Villa|
|2||Brighton & Hove Albion||Burnley|
|4||Crystal Palace||Leicester City|
|6||Norwich City||Sheffield United|
|7||Southampton|| Tranmere Rovers or
|8||Watford||Grimsby Town or
|9||West Ham United||Wigan Athletic or
|10||Portsmouth||Port Vale or
|11||Colchester United or
|Nottingham Forest or
|12||AFC Wimbledon or
|Bradford City or
Preston North End
|13||Oxford United or
|14||Queens Park Rangers or
|Blackburn Rovers or
|15||Plymouth Argyle or
|Mansfield Town or
|16||Wycombe Wanderers or
|Accrington Stanley or
|17||Charlton Athletic or
Forest Green Rovers
|Scunthorpe United or
|Huddersfield Town or
|20||Luton Town or
|Shrewsbury Town or
|22||Bristol Rovers or
|Sheffield United or
|Salford City or
|24||Coventry City or
|25||Swansea City or
|26||West Bromwich Albion or
Resulting ties will be played week commencing 26 August with selected matches available live on Sky Sports.