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Brentford to play Oldham Athletic in Carabao Cup Third Round

Home tie for Bees in Carabao Cup

25 August 2021

Brentford have been drawn to play Oldham Athletic in the Carabao Cup Third Round. The draw for the last 32 of the competition was made in the last few minutes and The Bees were given a home tie against the Sky Bet League Two side. The match will be played on the week commencing Monday 20 September.

Brentford reached the Third Round with a win over Forest Green Rovers last night in their first game in this year's Carabao Cup. The Bees were a goal down but recovered to win. Second half goals from Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo and Marcus Forss saw The Bees through.

Oldham beat Accrington Stanley to reach the Third Round. The Greater Manchester side won a penalty shoot-out after the tie had finished 0-0. They had previously beaten Tranmere Rovers in the First Round, also on penalties after a 2-2 draw. Their League Two form has been less promising and Oldham sit bottom of the EFL after four defeats from four so far, albeit all by just a single goal.

The teams have not met since the 2013/14 season. Brentford won promotion from League One that season and took four points from Oldham, winning at Griffin Park and drawing the return fixture. The Bees completed home and away doubles over Oldham in the  2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons. Oldham have not scored against or beaten Brentford in six meetings, stretching back to 2011.

Brentford will be looking to repeat the success of last year. The Bees beat four Premier League sides on their way to the Semi-Final. It was the first time Brentford had ever reached the last four of a major competition. It was also only the third time ever, after the 1982/83 and 2010/11 seasons, that Brentford had got past the Third Round.

Brentford's run came to an end against Tottenham Hotspur. The Bees head beaten Southampton, West Brom, Fulham and Newcastle United to reach that stage. Tottenham then lost to Manchester City in the Final in April.


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