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Preview | Middlesbrough (A) - Carabao Cup Round Two

28 August 2018

Middlesbrough v Rochdale | Riverside Stadium, Carabao Cup Round Two, Tuesday 28th August 2018, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Dale travel to Championship opponents Middlesbrough in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

Ollie Rathbone’s brace against Grimsby Town in the first round secured Dale’s passage through to round two, whilst Boro overcame Notts County on penalties after a 3-3 draw at the Riverside Stadium.

Tony Pulis’ side are currently second in the Championship table, unbeaten with four wins from their opening five games.

The sides met in pre-season, when Dale came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at the Crown Oil Arena.



Keith Hill expects a tough task when Dale visit Middlesbrough, but is hoping for a positive performance from his side.

Click HERE to read what he had to say on the tie.



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

Click HERE for admission prices.



For a complete guide to the Riverside Stadium, visit Middlesbrough’s website by clicking HERE.

Full address | Middlesbrough Football Club, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS.



Referee | Ben Toner

Assistant Referees | Ian Dudley & Duncan Street

Fourth Official | Sebastian Stockbridge



Sky Bet are offering odds of 19/4 for a Dale win in 90 minutes on Tuesday.

Click HERE for the full betting preview.



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.



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.

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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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