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.
Aston Villa

Match in Focus


Angers v Paris St-G.

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • League matches involving Angers average 1.53 goals per game this season
Expert verdict
High-flying Angers finished third on their way to promotion from Ligue 2 last season but they’ve adapted to the top flight brilliantly. Their matches are incredibly low-scoring, while for a dominant force PSG aren’t an especially free-scoring side on the road but the big-spending leaders should come out on top.


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