ASTON VILLA were turned over in the first leg of the Capital One Cup but are still favourites to reach Wembley at the expense of League Two Bradford.

Paul Lambert's men were beaten 3-1 but are no bigger than 11-10 with the likes of Paddy Power and Ladbrokes to qualify for the Final.

To have a chance Villa must score first and can make up the deficit if they perform like they did in the first half at West Brom last weekend.

Of course there are question marks over their defence but the return of Dutch centre-half Ron Vlaar from injury is massive and my gut feeling is that Villa will do it – either in 90 minutes or in extra time.

To win on the night Villa are no bigger than 2-5 at Coral and you can understand why as at the end of the day it's a Premier League team against one from three leagues below.

Christian Benteke missed chance after chance at Valley Parade but showed his true colours at the Hawthorns with a sublime strike and he's 4-1 at boylesports, William Hill and Skybet to score first.

Bradford could have netted more at home and that must be a worry for Villa and you can have 5-6 at Skybet on both teams to score while bet365 go 4-7 for the tie to produce more than two goals. Ladbrokes will refund losing first-scorer bets on the game if Bradford score first.

To qualify the Bantams are 4-5 at Stan James and 15-2 at William Hill to win on the night.

To win the Capital One Cup Ladbrokes go 1-1 Swansea, 11-4 Chelsea, 7-2 Aston Villa and 7-1 Bradford.

Recommendations

Villa to qualify
(11-10, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes)

Benteke to score first
(4-1, boylesports, William Hill, Skybet)

56 Comments
  1. Rory 8 years ago

    Big Jock, I see your Lisburn vs Portadown match in the Irish league is being played Tuesday night. You still confident of an upset here, Lisburn 11/2 at home. This was your big tip last week before the game got postponed.

  2. mitchell 8 years ago

    Was my walsall tip at 2/1 not good enough

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Mitchell, it was a cracking tip and you know it but I haven’t mentioned them all.

  3. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Paul, Charlie Mulgrew is well overdue a goal, don’t you think? 11/2 anytime with William Hill.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Chris, just watched the highlights and Mulgrew came close. Probably is due one although I hate that phrase. Should be a few goals but it’s hard to look past Hooper for first goal on current form.

  4. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Charlie Mulgrew not scored in his last 14 games. Last goal was against Aberdeen on 17th November.

  5. John 8 years ago

    I think Villa are going to get a few tomorrow night, only 1O/3 on paddy power to net 4 or more, bad odds really but considering they have to go for it it’s not TOO bad

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      John, i think Villa will do it but they must score first and probably fairly early. If they don’t crowd will start to get on their backs. I hope Bradford don’t just park the bus. if they attack Villa could cause them more problems.

  6. Stevie H 8 years ago

    problem is I fancy Bradford to get atleast a goal leavimg Villa needing 3 just to take it to extra time, the way they have been playing I dont expect it. Bradford know a huge 90mins will get them to the wembely. massive incentive to do it.

    Im taking Bradford to reach the final

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Stevie H, it’s a tough one really. At the end of the day Villa only need to win 2-0 to force extra time so they shouldn’t be panicking early on. But if they concede first they are in serious trouble. Also I’m sure Bradford will try to attack because if they simply sit deep they’ll be picked off eventually.

  7. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Paul Benteke is 4/1 with Boylesports and same with hills and Skybet

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Chris, that’s good to know. Last night best I could see was 3-1 but I’ll update.

  8. Danny 8 years ago

    Treble – InterTurku-IvoryCoast-Juventus

    Over 2.5 goals Treble
    AstonVilla-Bradford
    Celtic-DundeeUtd
    Rouen-Marseille

    Both 2 Score Treble
    Tunisia-Algeria
    Blackburn-Brighton
    Varese-Brescia

  9. usa man 8 years ago

    bradford to win get on done it already so why not tonite.they should have won at west brom but threw it away i c bradford going threw lets be real because if bradford scores then u no the result.

  10. madi 8 years ago

    i thought villa only need to win 2-0 to qualify rather than just force extra time? because of the away goal? the only way it reaches extra time is if the score is 3-1 villa

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      I thought away goals don’t count in the capital cup ? not till after extra time does the away goals rule apply.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      I meant away goals don’t count within 90minutes of capital cup games, the rule is only applied after extra time, if no winner then it’s penalties.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Madi, 2-0, 3-1 or 4-2 will force extra time. Away goals only count after extra time in the League Cup.

  11. usa man 8 years ago

    bradford will score

  12. Simon 8 years ago

    correct re away goals. only count in ex time

  13. Simon 8 years ago

    also hills enhanced benteke anytime villa win 6/4 i doubled with hooper/Celtic evens

  14. Peter Brown 8 years ago

    I fancy villa if they start well to beat Bradford comfortably.they should have been 2 up in the 1st game before Bradford scored! Villa -1 for me tonight and fancy benteke or weimann 1st goal!

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Peter, for me it’s all about how Villa start as you say. Started well against West Brom on Saturday and on form have the players who can hurt Bradford. Could be a fascinating tie and I’d love to see Bradford do it but it’s in the balance. First goal will be so crucial.

  15. Ian bomber Harris 8 years ago

    11/10 is a massive price in my opinion get on !!

  16. BIG JOCK 8 years ago

    Aston villa minus 2@ 11/5.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      BIG JOCK, just give us tips and stop rabbling on.

  17. BIG JOCK 8 years ago

    Don’t mean any offence to you or anyone else on here mrfixit but honestly ………….ok I’ll leave it as there would be a slanging match with only my comments being deleted.good site btw….I think villa will give themselves a much needed boost tha night.can see them winning comfortably against a team 3 leagues below them who have been looking a little weary of late. Confident of them banging in a few.

  18. Neil h 8 years ago

    I’m going big on villa tonight. Hoping Bradford don’t screw me over again like they did against arsenal In QF
    Looking at odds for anyone looking at villa to qualify would it not be safer to go with -1 handicap instead. They have to win by at least 2 to have chance and at least it takes away any risk if it goes to extra time. They could win by 2 then still go out. I got on the handicap at 11/10 on skybet this morning but notice its now been cut to 10/11 which is now same odds as to qualify.

  19. BIG JOCK 8 years ago

    Since the games you ave pointed out smilesey bradford have been poor,probably the amount of games theyve been involved in recently has had a catch up effect on them,havent won in 5 lg 2 games,hammered by the mighty CREWE 4-1 in the tin of paint trophy last time ooot,can point to their victory over villa in previous leg but villa have been showing improvements lately and can see tonight as a game tey can use to kick start their season…oh congratulations SMILEsey on today tipping a horse in a 3 horse race that managed to come in………..3rd :)…only 1 winner out of your tips today,ill say nae more :)Cut your losses and get on villa -2 11/5, aye i know you prefer less than evens but its better than an evens money donkey coming last in a 3 horse race ;)

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      ALL about me again ! I am worried about you and my safety that if possible Mr F i’d like the ip address of this person !

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      Seems to be an obsession about me that’s gone way past a joke now if i am honest with you.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, u should be flattered. At least one guy will by your book if you write one.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      I’d even sign a copy for him if he would f**k off !

  20. BIG JOCK 8 years ago

    Now as mrfixit as seen im replying to you having a pathetic attempt at belittling my tip,grow up ya gimp!!!

  21. Milesey 8 years ago

    where do i mention you or any other peoples names in my threads, every single thing you post has my name in it, every single one, your obsessed with me !

  22. Milesey 8 years ago

    You are BIG JOKE, firstly you come on here saying a weeeee birdie has been singing, your threads in a pathetic scottish accent, then all of a sudden your typing in correct english.

    What have you actually ever tipped for people to follow ?

    I have never seen anything constructive from you, not anything people could ever follow and if they did would have lost. Where was the odds on favourite ? for if i believe correctly that actually won the race and HAZZA THE JAZZA was 9/4 ? You need to get your facts.

    As for your threads on this site why does every single one have to be about me ?

  23. Peter Fiddle 8 years ago

    get a room you two !

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      hahaha, nothing to do with me.

      whoever Big Joke is, is obsessed with me !

  24. Peter Fiddle 8 years ago

    is r
    Christian Benteke defo going to start?

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Peter, it would be a surprise if he was benched.

  25. BIG JOCK 8 years ago

    Milesey you didnt ave to mention the name,ur reply was directly under my post was about my tip,in previous threads you ve posted my chelsea -2 tip (which didnt come in)on several occasions with the comments about being sick of seeing pathetic tips!! do you honestly think you have the right to attack and no one is allowed to bite back?youve done tat to a few in ere chrisguy being 1 of them. GROW UP MAN!!!

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      BIG JOKE, you don’t like odds on Favourites ? so pick me out a 12/1 winner tomorrow at Lingfield / Kempton ! step upto the mark !

      ” whispering warrior ” LAY ?
      why would you lay it ? answer me that one ?

  26. Peter Fiddle 8 years ago

    can some tell me if benteke is going to start of will he be on bench … quite important for an anytime bet really …

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      Team line ups aren’t out yet, so i have no idea !

  27. Peter Fiddle 8 years ago

    Celtic v Dundee Utd Both Teams To Score, Yes, 9/10
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    Notts County v Oldham Both Teams To Score, Yes, 5/6
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    Blackburn v Brighton Both Teams To Score, Yes, 4/5
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    Aston Villa v Bradford Anytime Goalscorer, Christian Benteke, 5/6
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    Too late its on

    Good luck all , above bet 11.5/1

  28. Danny 8 years ago

    cant find any team news Peter but Villa need to win and win well so one would assume he will start upfront with agbonglahor who I actualy fancy to score first insted of bentike or possibley nzogbia anytime

  29. Milesey 8 years ago

    BIG JOKE in reply to your thread about Bradford, they played crewe and lost 4-1 but they rested so many players with an eye on the capital cup game, game at weekend against port vale was called off !

  30. BIG JOCK 8 years ago

    TEAM NEWS ISNT UP YET PETER,SORRY

  31. usa man 8 years ago

    dundee united and bradford both two win 2pound stake wins 180 back worth a punt .

  32. BIG JOCK 8 years ago

    Obviously a wee bit pished at his horse tips not being up to his usual high standard of 1 in 4, so ill leave im to wallow in it.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      ha ha ha ha, thats 1 in 4 more then you then ! out of all your tips i’ve seen you’ve not hit one !

  33. Milesey 8 years ago

    2.20 Toga Tiger 6/1
    3.30 Welsh Inlet 5/1
    5.05 Whipphound 9/2

    Patent
    ——-
    1.35 Solwhit 4/5 1ST
    2.10 Aupcharlie 4/6 2ND
    2.45 Un Atout 4/7 1ST

    1.35 Naas
    Forecast
    1st Solwhit
    2nd So Young

    AND……………… READING beat Newcastle @4/1

    1ST Game in the Africa nations, draw @11/4

    That is what i hit on saturday………….. thats a massive profit in itself, there is a forecast in there what was big money.

    But these tips are here for everyone………….. but yes the trumpet is ready again !

  34. Milesey 8 years ago

    when did the bloke get in the racing post today nothing ! sack him !

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      i done well, i got 1 right, he got nothing today, but once again crashed the market in several races with his tips !

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      Shay Given replaces Brad Guzan in goal, while Stephen Ireland and Barry Bannan come into the side, with Nathan Baker and Ashley Westwood making way.

      Meanwhile, Bradford manager Phil Parkinson keeps faith with the same starting 11 that secured the 3-1 first-leg win at Valley Parade earlier this month.

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