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

12:00 Sa 22Oct SS4

Espanyol v Eibar

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Espanyol have scored only one goal in five matches
Expert verdict
Espanyol’s inability to find the net is costing them dear and they look uneasy favourites to see off Eibar at the Cornella-El Prat. The visitors have had no such problem in front of goal - netting in all their eight outings so far - and could at least match the point they gained at the Bernabeu earlier this month.



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