Villa eased for awkward FA Cup clash

ASTON VILLA have been eased from 15-8 to 2-1 to win Friday night's FA Cup fourth-round clash at Millwall after their Capital One Cup semi-final exit to League Two's Bradford City.

The defeat left manager Paul Lambert under increasing pressure and the 43-year-old is now the overwhelming 4-6 favourite to be the next Premier League manager to go.

However, bet365 believe Lambert is still more likely to last the season at Aston Villa and go about evens he stays and 8-11 that he leaves between now and May.

If Lambert is sacked during the season, it will be the first time owner Randy Lerner would have chosen to make such a move. Despite being a point above the relegation zone, Villa are currently the third favourites to suffer relegation and are being quoted at 11-10 generally to go down.

Match in Focus

19:30 Fr 28Oct BT2

Mgladbach v E Frankfurt

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Gladbach have won ten and drawn the other of their last 11 home league games
Expert verdict
Gladbach have lost only once at home in the league in over a year - and that was against Borussia Dortmund - and did the double over Frankfurt last term to the tune of an 8-1 aggregate. Frankfurt have won two of four away games, but those were against backmarkers Ingolstadt and Hamburg, and this is a far tougher test.



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