Brentford v Gillingham: Why is the Carabao Cup game not on TV, kick off time and how to watch highlights

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Brentford has been performing well in the Premier League, but face a mammoth task against Manchester City soon

Brentford will host lower league opposition as they take on Gillingham in the third round of the Carabao Cup. This game will be Brentford’s penultimate game before the World Cup break.

Premier League and Championship sides enter the competition in the second round. Brentford comfortably strolled past Colchester 2-0 back in August thanks to goals from Keane Lewis-Potter and Mads Bech Sorensen.

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Meanwhile, this will be Gillingham’s third game in the competition. In the first round, they beat AFC Wimbledon 2-0, and edged past Exeter City in the second round on penalties, winning 6-5.

Brentford face a team who are three weeks below them, and with a match against Manchester City looming, it’s likely they will rest some players. This match kicks off three in a week for the league two side, who face Northampton on November 12 and an FA Cup replay against Fylde on November 15.

Despite the game not being televised, it is still possible to keep up with the game and watch comprehensive highlights.

When is Brentford v Gillingham?

Brentford will host Gillingham on Tuesday, November 8 at the Gtech Community Stadium. Kick off is at 7:45pm and should end just after 9:30pm.

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Why is the game not on TV?

Despite not being played during the 3pm blackout on a Saturday, which prohibits live games being televised during a certain window, the game is not on TV. It is very rare that Carabao Cup games are televised, with Sky Sports airing just one game in the competition this round.

How to watch highlights of the Carabao Cup

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Although games are not being televised, aside from Chelsea v Manchester City, there’s still chances to watch comprehensive highlights. ITV will show a highlights show. This will be broadcasted on Wednesday, November 9 at midnight, following into Thursday morning.

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