Aston Villa vs Stoke City Betting Tip Home Win to Nil – 1 October 2020

Villans to cruise into last eight

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Aston Villa vs Stoke City
1st October 1900hrs
Football – England – EFL Cup
Pick Home Win to Nil
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 15/8 odds taken 1700 GMT, Tuesday 30 September

Premier League Aston Villa welcome EFL Championship Stoke City to Villa Park for a fourth round tie in the Carabao Cup this Thursday. The Villans reached the final of this competition last term and are the big favourites to seal their passage through to the last eight. Check out our EFL Cup betting preview, with the best prices and predictions.

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Aston Villa Preview – Smith’s Villans to make it five league and cup wins on the spin?

Aston Villa had a tremendous run in this competition last season, narrowly losing out to holders Manchester City in the Wembley Stadium final. On their way to the last two, Dean Smith’s men beat Crewe Alexandra, Brighton & Hove Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool and Leicester City, scoring 19 goals in the process.

Aston Villa have started this season’s EFL Cup in fine fettle, also. The Midlands outfit beat Burton Albion 3-1 at the Pirelli Stadium in round two. Then last week, goals from Anwar El Ghazi, Bertrand Traore and Ollie Watkins gave the Villans a 3-0 win at Bristol City, who have started their season in the EFL Championship with three straight wins.

Our betting prediction:
Aston Villa to be winning at half time & full time

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(odds taken 1705 GMT, Tuesday 30 September)


Villa have also started well in the Premier League. They kicked off with a 1-0 home win over Sheffield United before winning 3-0 against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Monday night.

Aston Villa should see off Championship opposition once again and book their spot in the last eight. At the time of writing, Smith’s boys are priced at just 13/20 to win in the 90.

Stoke City Preview – Can the Potters beat Premier League opposition once again?

Stoke City’s Championship season finally got going last weekend, as Lee Gregory netted the only goal of the game against Preston North End at Deepdale. Prior to that, the Potters had drawn with Millwall and lost to Bristol City.

Stoke edged past Blackpool at the bet365 Stadium in the first round of the EFL Cup back in August. They then beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux in round two thanks to a late Jacob Brown goal. Michael O’Neill’s men booked their spot in the last 16 with a 1-0 home victory over Gillingham last week, with Tyrese Campbell netting the only goal.

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Stoke will be fully aware of just how hard Thursday’s task at Villa Park will be. However, having already seen off Wolves at Molineux, City will fancy their chances against anyone in the EFL Cup this term. Can O’Neill’s boys cause an upset and reach the quarter-finals?


Aston Villa vs Stoke City Betting Advice

When these two sides clashed in the 2018-19 Championship season, both matches ended in draws. They played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Villa Park before drawing 1-1 at the bet365 Stadium a couple of months later.


Key Facts – Aston Villa vs Stoke City Betting Tip

  • Aston Villa have won just one of their last eight meetings against Stoke
  • Villa have won four league and cup matches on the bounce this term
  • The Potters have won three of their last four in all competitions


Aston Villa have been very strong at the start of this season. The Villans have won four times in the league and cup, keeping clean sheets in their previous three. You can get Villa at 15/8 to win to nil on Thursday.


The best betting odds for Aston Villa vs Stoke City

Aston Villa to win: 13/20 at Bet365
Draw: 3/1 at Bet365
Stoke City to win: 4/1 at Bet365