Aston Villa vs Stoke City
English Carabao Cup
Date: Thursday, 1 October 2020
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.
Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Aston Villa and Stoke City this Thursday is surely not going to be at top of priority list when it comes to football quality, but there are plenty of interesting betting opportunities here.
Aston Villa have finally started one Premier League campaign with a win against Sheffield United, while also doing really well in this competition. Their fans won’t have to fear the scenario from last season when they avoided relegation in the last round if form like this continues long term.
Stoke City have been quite unpredictable when it comes to their Championship duels, so FT market maybe shouldn’t be the main focus.
Aston Villa vs Stoke City Head-to-head
There were 77 head to head matches between Villans and Potters so far. Aston Villa have the lead in terms of victories 30 to 27. Almost every fourth duel ended without a winner.
The most recent meeting took place in the Championship in 2019 at bet365 Stadium. Full time result was 1-1.
Five out of the last seven games between these two opponents ended with BTTS.
Aston Villa vs Stoke City Prediction
Aston Villa have started their Carabao Cup journey three weeks ago on the road against Burton Albion. The first test was more than successful, winning the game quite easily 3-1 FT. Jack Grealish once again shown high-quality, scoring one goal and providing an assist.
The most recent acquisition Ollie Watkins scored debut goal in the second round against Bristol City in a comfortable 3-0 win. At the moment of writing this preview Aston Villa still didn’t play their second EPL game against Fulham FC on Monday night.
It is really hard to say what to expect from Stoke City in upcoming months. Team is currently sitting in 15th place in the Championship after collecting four points from three games. The most recent form is not looking bad at all though, featuring narrow 1-0 victories against Gillingham and Preston North End.
Since hosts are most likely to shuffle the starting XI, we are expecting a low scoring affair at Villa Park. Under 2.5 FT is our first recommendation, paired with a draw as the value bet.
Aston Villa vs Stoke City Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.05
Draw @ 3.60.