Bristol City have an all Championship tie with Coventry City. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)
Coventry claimed a league double over City last year, winning both at the Ricoh Arena and at Ashton Gate, whilst Rovers won 2-1 against the Reds back in March after defeating them 1-0 at the Memorial Stadium in September 2021.
Both matches are to be played on the week commencing August 8, with matches scheduled either for Tuesday, August 9 or Wednesday, August 10.
It will be a double game week for both Bristol clubs with Rovers away at Jimmy Floyd Hasslebaink’s Burton Albion meanwhile City will welcome recently promoted Sunderland to Ashton Gate.
Seventy clubs entered the draw, 22 from the Championship and 24 each from League One and League Two with Burnley and Watford receiving byes to the next round.
The 13 Premier League teams not involved in European competition will enter in the second round which is due to take place on the week commencing August 22.
City’s best performance in the competition was reaching the semi-finals in both 1971, 1998 and in 2018.
Rovers last progressed from the first round stage back in 2019, defeating Cheltenham Town before losing to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Both teams suffered first round defeats last season with City losing on penalties to Forest Green Rovers whilst Joey Barton’s side fell to a defeat to Cheltenham.
Carabao Cup first round fixtures in full
Fleetwood Town v Wigan Athletic
Port Vale v Rotherham United
Shrewsbury Town v Carlisle United
Huddersfield Town v Preston North End
Doncaster Rovers v Lincoln City
Rochdale v Burton Albion
Bradford City v Hull City
Middlesbrough v Barnsley
Accrington Stanley v Tranmere Rovers
Mansfield Town v Derby County
Grimsby Town v Crewe Alexandra
Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland
West Brom v Sheffield United
Blackpool v Barrow
Morecambe v Stoke City
Bolton Wanderers v Salford City
Harrogate Town v Stockport County
Blackburn Rovers v Hartlepool United
Oxford United v Swansea City
Cambridge United v Millwall
Forest Green Rovers v Leyton Orient
MK Dons v Sutton United
Cheltenham Town v Exeter City
AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham
Plymouth Argyle v Peterborough United
Reading v Stevenage
Luton Town v Newport County
Ipswich Town v Colchester United
Walsall v Swindon Town
Crawley Town v Bristol Rovers
Charlton Athletic v Queens Park Rangers
Cardiff City v Portsmouth
Northampton Town v Wycombe Wanderers
Coventry City v Bristol City
Norwich City v Birmingham City