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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Anderlecht v Arsenal

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Arsenal have kept one clean sheet in their last nine matches
Expert verdict
Arsenal’s weakened defence was once again exposed in the Premier League as the Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw by Hull on Saturday and Arsene Wenger’s side could be involved in another high-scoring shootout. The Gunners are great going forward but can’t be trusted to keep a clean sheet.

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