Gulf in class may be too much for City this time

Bradford City v Aston Villa
 
Aston Villa should really have too much for Bradford in their Capital One Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday.

Don’t be deceived by Arsenal’s failure to win at Valley Parade in the quarter-finals because they were very complacent and Villa are unlikely to fall into the same trap.

There are three division between these sides and even though Villa are locked in a relegation battle, they should win this. In fact it’s because Paul Lambert’s under pressure that I fancy them - he can’t afford to make changes and risk getting beaten.

Make no mistake, Villa are in massive relegation trouble but they should also get to Wembley.
 
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  • Midtjylland have lost four of their last five Europa League matches
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Last week’s 1-1 draw leaves Southampton with work to do in Denmark, but Midtjylland were beaten at home by Panathinaikos at this stage last season. Saints have already beaten Vitesse in Holland and have conceded only once in three Europa League outings.

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