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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Match in Focus

16:00 Su 27Jul

Randers Freja v Hobro IK

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Randers didn't allow their opponents a single shot on target in their last Superliga fixture
Expert verdict
Both these sides kicked off their Danish Superliga campaigns with victory last week. Newly promoted Hobro stunned Odense with their late winner, but they face a sterner task against an experienced Randers backline. The home side will be vying for a European spot and should have enough.

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