This Wednesday, August 9, 2017 (11:45 AM Pacific) Leeds United will host Port Vale at Elland Road for a match in the first round of the EFL Cup. There is a clear gap in quality between the teams but the match should still prove to be a hard-fought encounter between two teams that want to get to the next round of the competition.
How to Watch Leeds United vs Port Vale
The Leeds United vs Port Vale match will be broadcast this Wednesday, August 9 at 11:45 AM Pacific:
TV Schedule: ESPN 3
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)
Leeds United vs Port Vale Match Preview
Leeds United had a very solid 16-17 campaign, finishing seventh in the Championship but will now look to improve on that mark in this new era with Andrea Radrizzani and Thomas Christiansen. Leeds has had a very busy off-season, its biggest achievements holding on to some key players like Pontus Jansson, Hadi Sacko, Gaetano Berardi and Chris Wood.
The Whites seem to be on their way for a successful season in the Championship and are coming off a 3-2 away win against Bolton on the first match day of the competition. Leeds should not have a problem advancing to the next round of the EFL Cup facing a much weaker opponent and having the home-field advantage at Elland Road.
Port Vale had a dreadful 16-17 season, finishing 21th in League One, relegating to League Two. Michael Brown is still the man at the helm at Port Vale despite the serious problems the team is facing and will need to have a successful campaign in League Two this season.
The Valiants are coming off a dominant 3-1 win against Crawley Town away from home and will look to bring the momentum from that game into this encounter. The game is set to be a mismatch but it should still be an entertaining duel between two promising teams in their respective leagues.