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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Hull v Liverpool

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  • Liverpool have scored no more than once in seven of their last eight matches
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Liverpool have seen their top-four chances recede after one win from their last four league games and any lingering hope would disappear with a defeat at the KC. Hull played with lots of intensity in a well-deserved 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday and will be eager to take another big step towards safety.

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