class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Rams welcome League Two opposition to Pride Park in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and we think it could be a long night for Wayne Rooney's side
Wayne Rooney’s Derby County face Salford City in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.
The Rams began their Championship season at the weekend with a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town, while Salford also drew by the same scoreline against Leyton Orient in their League Two opener on Saturday.
Derby County vs Salford City latest odds
These two sides met in a pre-season friendly just over two weeks ago, with Salford running out 2-1 winners and bet365 price another success for Gary Bowyer’s team at 12/5 (3.40) .
Derby, meanwhile, are available at 11/10 (2.10) to win, with the draw on offer at 12/5 (3.40) .
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The Carabao Cup is unlikely to be a priority for either side this season and both managers look set to make plenty of changes to their respective starting XIs.
Derby remain without long-term injury absentee Krystian Bielik while fellow midfielder Jason Knight is also missing with an ankle problem.
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Rooney was positive about his side’s performance at the weekend and was particularly impressed with their reaction when they conceded.
The manager will know that the midweek game against lower-ranked opposition is a chance to build confidence and momentum at the start of a new campaign, although realistically he will be more concerned with the forthcoming clash in the Championship against Peterborough United.
Salford for their part knocked out Championship opposition at this stage of the tournament last season, beating Rotherham on penalties, and they will view Tuesday night’s clash as another chance for an upset which will further help cement their relatively new-found status in professional English football.
Derby County vs Salford City tips & predictions
The price of 12/5 (3.40) for the draw could be of interest, while the price of evens (2.00) for Salford to win either half could also appeal.
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