The League Cup is back, with the round of 16 kicking off on Tuesday as Swansea City host Manchester United at a difficult time for both clubs. A spot in the quarterfinals is at hand, and more than that, this match is a chance for the winner to restabilize

Swansea have lost three of their last four matches in all competitions, scoring just four goals in those games while conceding five. They’ve slipped all the way down to 15th place in the Premier League table, with only goal differential keeping them out of the relegation zone — but this weekday action isn’t about the Premier League. It’s about the League Cup, a competition that the Swans have long viewed as an opportunity for success and exposure.

But Manchester United won’t be an easy foe, even if their own form has slipped. They lost in shocking fashion to Huddersfield Town last weekend, and their form hasn’t seemed right since their scoreless draw with Liverpool almost two weeks ago. If there’s going to be any time for Swansea to strike, it’s now — but they also have to be wary of the sleeping giant waking and finding its form again.

Match info, plus how to watch on TV and stream

Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. local

Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales

TV: Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event (U.K.)

Online: ESPN3, WatchESPN (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.)

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