Yeovil vs Aston Villa predictions and betting tips for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup game which takes place at Huish Park and kicks off at 7:45pm. Can Darren Way’s side spring an upset in the first round of the competition?
Neither side have covered themselves in glory defensively this season so far. Will it be a hugely entertaining 90 minutes in Somerset? See our betting tips and match predictions below.
Villa fans can be pretty pleased with their start to the season. Steve Bruce’s men have collected six points from a possible six but they haven’t made it easy for themselves. They conceded the opening goal to Hull before a spirited fightback saw them pick up three points on Humberside. They narrowly edged out Wigan at Villa Park at the weekend and their next assignment is a trip to Huish Park to face League Two Yeovil. The Geordie is expected to ring the changes for this game as he casts an eye towards the Ipswich match at the weekend although he has plenty of talent at his disposal. Although we are likely to see some younger faces on show here, the likes of Henri Lansbury and Connor Hourinhane could be given a run out alongside James Bree, Tommy Elphick and Glenn Whealan. It should be enough to result in a Villa victory although it’s doubtful whether they’ll be able to register a clean sheet here. Yeovil scored twice at home to Mansfield at the weekend and kept all eleven players on the field. The Glovers are always a danger at home but they are unlikely to pull off a shock in the first round of the Carabao Cup. The first of our Yeovil vs Aston Villa predictions is Aston Villa to Win and Over 2.5 Goals and is available at 7/5 with Betfair. You can use their £100 of free bets to back this selection.
Fancy a midweek bet? Why not take a look at our football accumulator tips.
Our second football prediction is for the majority of the goals to come after the break. Villa will do their best to break down Yeovil in the early stages but they may have to be patient and wait for the gaps to appear. Yeovil conceded their goals early against Mansfield at the weekend but they will be well-organised here and may restrict the Villains. The Championship side should eventually show their class and may be able to make the scoreline far more convincing in the second period. Villa have scored twice in the second half in both of their opening two matches. The second of our Yeovil vs Aston Villa predictions is Highest Scoring Half – Second and it’s available at Evens with Paddy Power.
See this week’s Both Teams to Score Predictions
We won’t know the line-ups for either side but Steve Bruce is likely to make wholesale changes for this fixture. He is likely to give his fringe players a run-out here and the likes of Connor Hourinhane and Henri Lansbury are likely to be given the nod. They are both goal-scoring midfielders and will get into shooting positions throughout the game. The former is particularly handy from a set-piece and he is available at 3/1 with Bet365 to score at any point during the 90 minutes. The third of our Yeovil vs Aston Villa predictions is Connor Hourihane to score anytime and you can use Bet365’s £100 of free bet credits on any of this week’s Carabao Cup predictions.
3/5 is the best price available on Aston Villa and it’s available with Bet365. Villa will be popular in accumulator predictions this week and they will be expected to collect three points here. Yeovil are 19/4 to cause an upset here whilst it’s 10/3 to finish all-square. Yeovil can be dangerous going forward and it’s 10/11 for both teams to find the back of the net in this tie whilst Ladbrokes make it 3/4 for Over 2.5 Goals to land.
See information on the team news, key players and match stats below
Yeovil only have a small squad to pick from and Darren Way may opt to name the same side who drew 2-2 with Mansfield. Stuart Nelson remains sidelines and they will also be without Jake Gray. James Bailey has a knee injury and doesn’t look likely to make it.
As detailed above, Steve Bruce will make changes to his side with the likes of Tommy Elphick and James Bree being drafted into the side Andre Moreira could be given a start in goal whilst young Mitch Clark could also feature. Scott Hogan and Callum O’Hare are injured.
Omar Sowumni is a colossus at the back and he returned to the side at the weekend. He will be tasked with keeping the Villa attack quiet throughout this game and will also be a threat at the other end of the pitch.
We don’t know who is likely to start but any one of Henri Lansbury, Connor Hourihane or Glenn Whealan can use their vast experience to good effect here with the latter particularly effective at keeping things neat and tidy.