Ball Number 5 - Bolton to Discover Carabao Cup Fate

  • June 12, 2018 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL: http://b-ac.es/4e0f7

Fixtures for the 2018/19 EFL campaign may not be released until June 21, but Bolton will discover their Carabao Cup first-round opponents on Friday.

The draw, which will take place at 10:45, will be screened live across the globe from Vietnam's largest city, Ho Chi Minh City, as the competition continues to seek innovative ways of expanding it's global audience.

Changes to next season's tournament will see extra-time become a thing of the past, with ties level after 90 minutes proceeding straight to penalties, while so-called stronger clubs will no longer be given the advantage of being seeded when draws are made.

Wanderers have been allocated ball number five and will be placed into the Northern Section of the draw.

Ties will be played during the week commencing August 13, 2018.

2018/19 - Carabao Cup First Round Draw Numbers - North Section

  1 - Accrington Stanley
  2 - Barnsley
  3 - Blackburn Rovers
  4 - Blackpool
  5 - Bolton Wanderers
  6 - Bradford City
  7 - Burton Albion
  8 - Bury
  9 - Carlisle United
10 - Crewe Alexandra
11 - Derby County
12 - Doncaster Rovers
13 - Fleetwood Town
14 - Grimsby Town
15 - Hull City
16 - Leeds United
17 - Lincoln City
18 - Macclesfield Town
19 - Mansfield Town
20 - Middlesbrough
21 - Morecambe
22 - Nottingham Forest
23 - Notts County
24 - Oldham Athletic
25 - Port Vale
26 - Preston North End
27 - Rochdale
28 - Rotherham United
29 - Scunthorpe United
30 - Sheffield United
31 - Sheffield Wednesday
32 - Shrewsbury Town
33 - Sunderland
34 - Tranmere Rovers
35 - Walsall
36 - Wigan Athletic

Sky Bet Championship Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
19 Birmingham City 46 46
20 Reading 46 44
21 Bolton Wanderers 46 43
22 Barnsley 46 41
23 Burton Albion 46 41
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