Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio PochettinoSuzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur will take on Championship leaders Nottingham Forest in the Capital One Cup third round fixture at White Hart Lane on Wednesday evening.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Live coverage of the match will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio Commentary available on BBC Radio 5Live. Catch the highlights on the League Cup Show on BBC1 at 11.05pm BST.

Overview

Tottenham welcome Championship high-flyers Nottingham Forest to White Hart Lane on Wednesday, with both teams fighting for a place in the last-16 of the Capital One Cup.

Spurs are coming into this match on the back of a four-match losing streak and will look to get back to winning ways. They have lost two home games in a row and Mauricio Pochettino will hope his players can turn it around against the Championship outfit.

The Argentinean manager is set to ring in the changes as one eye will be on the crucial north London Derby on Saturday at the Emirates. Michel Vorm could be in line to make his competitive debut for the White Hart Lane outfit, and the likes of Harry Kane and Ben Davies will start after being rested over the weekend.

Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest players celebrate a goalReuters

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest are on the other end of the form spectrum as they come into this match on the back of a seven match unbeaten streak. They are top-of-the-table in the Championship and will look to take advantage of a struggling Spurs side.

Stuart Pearce will be aware that Tottenham will be distracted by the big game on Saturday and this will be his chance to test their resolve, which is shaky following two back-to-back home defeats.

Tottenham and Nottingham Forest have both won the League Cup on four occasions.

What Managers Say

Mauricio Pochettino: " We need to change the mentality and make sure we are ready every time. You go to the stadium and you have to be able to compete and be strong because every game is different. We need to move the ball quicker, faster."

Stuart Pearce: "It's an exciting game for us against a Premier League side. We have aspirations of reaching the Premier League ourselves and we're hopeful this will be a league fixture in the near future. It is a challenge for us to look forward to and the ability of the opposition is beginning to crank up now. It's an incredible test for us, that's for sure."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Tottenham to win: 10/17
  • Draw: 3
  • Nottingham Forest to win: 9/2

Team News

Tottenham

Possible XI: Vorm; Davies, Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen; Lennon, Dembele, Bentaleb, Paulinho; Soldado, Kane.

Nottingham Forest

Possible XI: Darlow; Lichaj, Mancienne, Wilson, Fox; Vaughan, Burke, Lansbury, Paterson; Antonio, Assombalonga.