Lawro’s Carabao Cup Final Prediction – Aston Villa vs Manchester City
The Carabao Cup final takes place at Wembley today and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his predictions for the game. City are strong favourites to win the match but Aston Villa will be backed by an army of fans in the capital
Villa got past Leicester City over two legs to get to the Wembley showpiece, but now face the reigning champions in today’s final. City seen off their cross-city rivals Manchester United in the semi-final but survived a scare in the second leg at the Etihad, which Manchester United won 1-0.
That brings both these sides into today’s League Cup final and you can see Larwo’s prediction for the match below, as well as his predicted final score.
Lawro’s Carabo Cup Final Prediction
Speaking to the BBC website, Lawro said: “Aston Villa got blasted by their manager Dean Smith last week. I don’t know if some of their players had one eye on this game, but they were very poor in their defeat by Southampton.
I would expect a much-improved performance from Villa at Wembley, but I still think City will end up as convincing winners.
Pep Guardiola’s side won 6-1 at Villa Park in January and the way they move the ball around will make things very difficult for Villa, who are quite open defensively.
You just know City will dominate possession, which could make this seem a very one-sided final, and they are also likely to create far more chances than Villa.
Jack Grealish will carry Villa’s main threat but he won’t have much of the ball and will spend most of his time running back to his goal, rather than towards City’s.
After beating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, City will be confident of ending their week by securing some silverware at Wembley. I can’t see any other outcome.”
Lawro’s Carabo Cup Final Score Prediction[inline_advert ad=”1″]
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Lawro has also predicted a 1-1 draw in both Premier League matches today as Everton face Manchester United and Wolves face Tottenham.
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