Southampton will take on Championship side Brentford in EFL Cup second round with a place in third round at stake.
Following the opening day defeat at Crystal Palace, the Carabao Cup provides Southampton with a platform to make amends.
Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl is aware of the importance of this fixture and has said that “It will be a tough test”, according to the club website.
“They are a good team. We have played them in friendlies a few times and they had a good season but had a disappointing finish. It’s a good test for us.”
Brentford on the other hand, kicked off their 2020/21 Championship season with a 1-0 defeat to Birmingham.
Southampton has won 16 of 40 meetings between these two sides, 12 draws and losses.
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