iBet: Aston Villa’s are on the hunt for goals, and that promises an open match against Bradford
Capital One Cup
Aston Villa v Bradford City, kick off 7.45pm, Sky Sports 1
Back Villa to qualify at 11/10
Back over 3.5 goals at 6/4
Which Aston Villa is going to turn up tonight? The one that knocked out Manchester City, won 4-1 a Norwich and 3-1 at Anfield? Or the one that couldn’t score against Southampton or Wigan at home and capitulated in the first leg at Valley Parade. The Midlanders looked very good indeed in the first half at the weekend against West Brom, when they could have been 4-0 up by half time. Gabi Agbonlahor had his best game since the cup win at the Etihad, Christian Benteke won everything in the air again and scored another ‘worldy’, and Charles N’Zogbia played better than he has since he joined the club from Wigan for £9.5 million back in July 2011. But the old frailties returned in the second half and they were arguably lucky to come away with a 2-2 draw. Having said that, the signs are promising, up front at least, and they have virtually their first 11 back and fit. Villa need to win by at least two, and they have real chance. Bradford are the fourth best team in League Two at home, but are only the 17th best on their travels. I think it’s worth taking a chance on a high scoring game in which the Premier League team prevails.
There were 17 corners in the first leg and given the game dynamics it might be worth backing on there being plenty again. Consider buying Villa on the corners match bet with the spread firms, and laying 9 corners and under on Betfair.
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