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Aston Villa are clear favourites to get to Wembley after beating Blackburn 1-0 in the Carling Cup last week. Chris Hutcheon previews the 2nd leg.
Aston Villa hold a 1- 0 lead heading into the second leg of their Carling Cup semi-final tie against Blackburn and Martin O’Neill’s side, now in to 15/8 with Totesport to lift the trophy, can get the job done back on their own patch and book a place at Wembley.
Rovers don’t travel well and their big chance in this tie came and went at Ewood Park, where they were unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet. At Villa Park, they’re 5/8 courtesy of Partybets to be beaten again and 5/1 with Betdaq to come out on top, but sadly for Sam Allardyce’s men another of night of frustration beckons.
Subsequently, Paddy Power’s 13/8 for the home side to prevail without conceding catches the eye and punters could also do worse than consider Ladbrokes’ 6/1 for Villa to once more grab the game’s only goal in a fixture that is a tasty even money to produce fewer than 2.5 goals.