The first game on this Smart Acca sees Viktoria Koln face off against Eintracht Frankfurt, with the visitors coming in as firm favourites to progress to the next round.
Viktoria Koln managed to earn a stunning 3-2 home win over Werder Bremen in the last round thanks to a 94th-minute winner from Donny Bogicevic. Their recent 3. Liga form has seen them draw with Waldhof 1-1 and Erzgebirge Aue 2-2 before suffering a 3-2 loss at Lubeck and beating 1860 Munich 2-1.
Eintracht Frankfurt are unbeaten in their last four matches since losing 2-1 away at PAOK in the Europa Conference League, having beaten Heidenheim 2-0, Hoffenheim 3-1 and HJK 6-0 before drawing 3-3 at home to Borussia Dortmund at the weekend.
Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim go head to head in an all-Bundesliga clash on Wednesday night in the DFB Pokal.
Edin Terzic’s men are unbeaten in their last five matches, having drawn 3-3 and 0-0 with Eintracht Frankfurt and AC Milan on either side of a 4-2 win over Union Berlin as well as back-to-back 1-0 victories against Werder Bremen and Newcastle United.
Hoffenheim have won three of their last five fixtures, having beaten Union Berlin 2-0, Werder Bremen 3-2 and Stuttgart 3-2, while suffering 3-1 defeats to Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt.
AFC Bournemouth takes on Liverpool at the Vitality Stadium in what could be an entertaining League Cup encounter.
Andoni Iraola’s side managed to get their first league win of the season last time out by beating Burnley 2-1 at home, having previously suffered 2-1, 3-0 and 4-0 losses to Wolves, Everton and Arsenal since beating Stoke City 2-0 in the last round of the League Cup.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five matches, with their 2-2 draw away at Brighton on 8th October being the only blot on their copybook. Jurgen Klopp’s men have managed to beat the likes of Union Saint-Gilloise 2-0, Everton 2-0, Toulouse 5-1 and Nottingham Forest 3-0 with Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah getting on the scoresheet in the latter mentioned match.
Celtic hosts St. Mirren at Celtic Park in what is expected to be a routine win for the Scottish Premiership champions.
Brendan Rodgers’ men could only draw 0-0 away at Hibernian last time out, having previously drawn 2-2 with Atletico Madrid and lost 2-1 to Lazio on either side of 4-1 and 3-1 victories over Hearts and Kilmarnock.
St. Mirren have been in inconsistent form of late, having managed just two wins in their last five domestic matches, beating the likes of St Johnstone 4-0 and Hearts 1-0, while suffering heavy 3-0 and 4-2 losses to Rangers and Hibernian while only drawing 1-1 with Kilmarnock.
The final game on this Smart Acca is another League Cup tie, which sees Sean Dyche go up against the Clarets for the first time since leaving the club back in 2022.
Everton have managed three wins in their last five matches, having beaten Aston Villa 2-1, AFC Bournemouth 3-0 and West Ham 1-0 while suffering 2-0 and 2-1 losses to Liverpool and Luton Town.
On the other hand, Burnley’s only win in their last five matches was a 2-1 win away at Luton Town thanks to goals from Lyle Foster and Jacob Bruun Larsen. The Clarets have lost their other four matches, having been beaten 2-0 by Newcastle as well as 2-1 and 3-0 away at Bournemouth and Brentford after a 4-1 home loss to Chelsea.
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