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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Malaga v Las Palmas

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Las Palmas have won just once away in the league this season
Expert verdict
Marcelo Romero's wait for a first win should end against Las Palmas. Malaga were excellent in their 1-1 draw at Villarreal and, despite an 11-game winless streak, they look to be improving. Malaga's record at La Rosaleda is decent enough whereas Las Palmas have lost seven of their ten road trips in the league.

 

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