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Preview | Grimsby Town (A) - Carabao Cup Round One

13 August 2018

Grimsby Town v Rochdale | Blundell Park, Carabao Cup Round One, Tuesday 14th August 2018, 7.45pm Kick-Off

The Carabao Cup kicks off this week and Dale travel to Sky Bet League Two side Grimsby Town on Tuesday evening.

The Mariners recovered from an opening day loss at home to Forest Green Rovers by beating Macclesfield Town 2-0 away from home at the weekend.

Dale reached the second round of the competition last season, beating Mansfield Town before exiting at then Premier League side Stoke City.

Grimsby lost 1-0 to Derby County at home in the first round last season.

 

PRE-MATCH INTERVIEW

Keith Hill’s spoke to the press ahead of the game. Watch a short clip of his pre-match interview from Twitter below, an extended piece on YouTube HERE, or watch the full thing on iFollow HERE.

You can also read some of what he had to say, including team selection, HERE


OPPOSITION VIEW

Grimsby boss Michael Jolley said ahead of the game: “They’re a good side [Rochdale], they play excellent football, and I think Keith Hill’s a very experienced manager who knows exactly what he’s doing, so it’s a big challenge for us.”

Click HERE to read/hear more from Jolley on Grimsby's official website.

 

ADMISSION DETAILS

Supporters who didn’t purchase in advance from the RAFC Ticket Office can still pay on the night at Grimsby.

Click HERE for admission prices.

 

BLUNDELL PARK

Blundell Park, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 7PY.

For a complete guide to Blundell Park, visit Grimsby’s website by clicking HERE.

 

REF WATCH

Referee: Darren England

Assistant Referees: Shaun Hudson & Billy Smallwood

Fourth Official: Robert Akin

 

HEAD TO HEAD

Grimsby

Draws

Dale

21

8

18

 

Club News

Flashback | Grimsby Town 0-2 Dale

13 August 2018

FLASHBACK

Dale’s last visit to Blundell Park came back in October 2009, when a goal in both halves secured a 2-0 victory.

Click HERE for the full flashback, including highlights.

 

MATCH ODDS

Sky Bet are offering odds of 23/20 for a Dale win in 90 minutes on Tuesday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.

 

COMPETITION RULES

There is no extra-time in this year's competition. If the game is not decided after 90 minutes, it will go straight to penalties. This season, there is a return to the traditional approach of ‘ABAB’ format for taking penalties.

 

WE’VE GOT IT COVERED

Supporters can listen to LIVE match audio commentary on iFollow. The programme will start at 7.30pm. As it is a Carabao Cup fixture, this match will not be available to watch in the UK or overseas.

Click HERE to subscribe to iFollow.

To access live commentary via your desktop, click on the 'iFollow' tab on our navigation bar. Hover over the 'More' tab and more selections will appear, which is where the 'iFollow' tab is located. Once you’ve clicked through, a link will appear on the left-hand side of the page for you to access the commentary. This will appear on the site around half an hour before kick-off.

We will be tweeting live updates from the match and will go behind-the-scenes with our Instagram Story feature. Follow @officiallydale (Twitter and Instagram).


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