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Aston Villa vs Manchester City - EFL Cup Final Betting Preview

EFL Cup

Wembley, London, United Kingdom.

Sunday 1st March.

Kick-off: 16:30 (UK).

English Premier League.

TV: Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event (UK).

The 2020 EFL Cup final sees five-time winners Aston Villa play the six-time winners and defending champions Manchester City.

Outsiders

Aston Villa’s last major honour was the League Cup in 1996. They have made two cup finals since then - the 99/00 FA Cup and the 2010 League Cup. Will they go one better this time and finally end their trophy drought? You can back them at 16/1 to upset the odds. The Villains sealed their place in the final with a last-gasp Trezeguet goal against Leicester in the 2nd leg at Villa Park.

Favourites

Man City are the two-time defending champions and enter this match as firm favourites to make it three in a row. They are at odds of 2/13 to add another League Cup to their trophy cabinet. City are also on a high after their 1-2 win at the Bernabeu on Wednesday. However, Pep Guardiola will make sure his players will avoid being complacent for this match.

Match preview

Things are looking bleak if you are a Villa fan. Man City have already won 3-0 and 1-6 against them in the Premier League this season and Villa need a massive improvement if they want to be lifting the trophy by Sunday evening. Sergio Aguero scored a hattrick in City’s six-goal thrashing earlier in the season, and he’s at 15/2 to get another one in the final. Man City simply need to stick to their usual gameplan, and a comfortable victory should ensue. An early goal for Aston Villa will make things interesting, and they’ll have to avoid going behind to stand a chance of winning. Even the best teams can cave under pressure as shown in the 2011 final when Villa’s local rivals Birmingham got a last-minute win against Arsenal.

Road to the final

Aston Villa

Second round: Crewe 1-6 Aston Villa

Third round: Brighton 1-3 Aston Villa

Round of 16: Aston Villa 2-1 Wolves

Quarter-final: Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool

Semi-final leg 1 of 2: Leicester 1-1 Aston Villa

Semi-final leg 2 of 2: Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Manchester City

Third round: Preston 0-3 Man City

Round of 16: Man City 3-1 Southampton

Quarter-final: Oxford 1-3 Man City

Semi-final leg 1 of 2: Man United 1-3 Man City

Semi-final leg 2 of 2: Man City 0-1 Man United

Injury news

Aston Villa: Wesley, John McGinn and Tom Heaton.

Manchester City: Aymeric Laporte is a doubt for the game.

Betting tip

We have seen a lot of goals in the recent H2H between the two, and we’re tipping the EFL Cup final to have over four total goals at odds of 31/20.

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28.02.2020

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