Bristol City vs Aston Villa
English Carabao Cup
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Kick-Off at 19.00 UK
Venue: Ashton Gate, Bristol.
Bristol City had relatively easy path to the third round of English Carabao Cup, beating Exeter City and Northampton Town without a lot of troubles. This time they will lock horns with Premier League side Aston Villa.
At the moment of writing this preview, team from Birmingham didn’t play one single EPL game, so it’s hard to tell how good their form is right now. Bookies have marked visitors as favorites to win the match at 2.15 odds.
We were expecting higher rates after seeing Bristol City’s performance in the Championship to be honest.
Bristol City vs Aston Villa Head-to-head
These two teams have met 24 times in the past and stats are heavily going in favour of Villans. Aston Villa won 12 games, while losing only three. The most recent h2h was in mid-2019 in the Championship in Birmingham. Aston Villa have won it 2-1 FT.
Six out of the last seven encounters between these teams ended either with BTTS or Over 2.5 goals FT. We might see similar scenario, considering the fact both head managers will shuffle main rosters and rest some players.
Bristol City vs Aston Villa Prediction
The Robins and their fans honestly couldn’t have hoped for a better start to new football season. Bristol City are currently on an amazing run of four straight victories, scoring ten and conceding only one goal.
Their Championship campaign started with a 2-1 win at home against Coventry City. During the last weekend, Robins were labelled as underdogs at bet365 Stadium against Stoke City, but eventually won that game easily 2-0.
Sitting at top of the table surely had big impact on their confidence, so elimination of EPL side is definitely not a mission impossible.
As stated above, Aston Villa didn’t play any Premier League match at the moment of writing the preview (facing Sheffield United on Monday night). Their form looked really solid in two test games against Wycombe 5-2 FT and Manchester United 1-0. The first competitive match saw them beat Burton on the road in Carabao Cup 3-1.
We are expecting an open duel and goals in Bristol. Both teams to score at 1.73 feels like a banker bet at this point. A bit more adventurous punters can also try with Over 1.5 goals in the first half bet with smaller stake.
Bristol City vs Aston Villa Bet Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.73
Over 1.5 goals in the first half @ 2.75.