Barrow vs Aston Villa Betting Tip Home Win Both Halves – 24 August 2021

Villans to secure comfortable cup win

Barrow vs Aston Villa
24th August 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL Cup
Pick Away Win Both Halves
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 12/5 odds taken 1415 GMT, Monday 23 August

Premier League Aston Villa travel to Holker Street this Tuesday to play EFL League Two side Barrow in the second round of the EFL Cup. As you would expect, even though Dean Smith is set to make changes to his XI, the Villans are the clear favourites in this one. However, can the Bluebirds cause an upset on their own patch? Check out the latest EFL Cup betting odds and tips.

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Barrow Preview – Can the League Two Bluebirds upset the Villans?

At the end of the 2019-20 National League season, Barrow were promoted to the Football League, ending a 48-year stay in non-league football. Naturally, their first year back in the league was a struggle, though they survived in 21st place.

Barrow have had a mixed bag of results so far this season, winning two, losing two and drawing one of their five league and cup matches. In League Two, the Bluebirds have taken four points from a possible 12.

Our betting prediction:
Danny Ings to score anytime

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(odds taken 1418 GMT, Monday 23 August)

In the previous round of the EFL Cup, Barrow beat Scunthorpe United 1-0 at Holker Street, with Dimitri Sea scoring the only goal of the game. The Cumbrian outfit are the big underdogs in this one, but can Mark Cooper’s men cause an upset and book their place in the third-round draw?

Aston Villa Preview – Smith’s troops too strong in Cumbria?

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa were one of the surprise packages in the Premier League last term. The Villans also reached the final of this competition in 2020, narrowly losing out to Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.

Aston Villa have kicked off their Premier League season with a win and a defeat so far. On the opening weekend, the Villans were beaten 3-2 at Watford, finding themselves 3-0 down at Vicarage Road. They bounced back with a comfortable 2-0 home victory over Newcastle United last weekend, with Danny Ings and Anwar El Ghazi getting the goals at Villa Park.

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Aston Villa have a rich history in this competition, winning the EFL Cup on five occasions. The last of those wins, however, was way back in 1996 – can they go far this year? Smith’s troops will want to get underway with an easy win in midweek.


Barrow vs Aston Villa Betting Advice

Tuesday’s EFL Cup tie at Holker Street will be the first ever meeting between Barrow and Aston Villa. The League Two side will no doubt enjoy the occasion against the Premier League team, but the Villans head to Cumbria as the overwhelming favourites with the bookies.


Key Facts – Barrow vs Aston Villa Betting Tip

  • This will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs
  • Villa beat Newcastle 2-0 in the Premier League last weekend
  • Barrow edged past Scunthorpe in the first round


After opening up with a disappointing 3-2 defeat at Vicarage Road, Aston Villa were much more like their usual selves last weekend when they beat Newcastle 2-0. Life after Jack Grealish will take some getting used to, but they have a top striker in Danny Ings, who opened up his Villa account on Saturday. Ings is available at 4/6 to score anytime in this one.

We fancy Aston Villa to make it two wins in a row with an easy cup victory in midweek. Back the visitors to win both halves of this one at 12/5.


The best betting odds for Barrow vs Aston Villa

Barrow to win: 6/1 at Bet365
Draw: 4/1 at Bet365
Aston Villa to win: 2/5 at Bet365