Aston Villa vs Bradford City, League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg: Open Thread

Premier League side Aston Villa faces a monumental task today to help save their season and perhaps the job of Paul Lambert.

The Villains are 3-1 down from the first leg, but have an opportunity to try to bounce back today in the second leg. The winner will play in the League Cup Final against either Chelsea or Swansea. League Two side Bradford City would love nothing more than to make it through to the final, where they’ll be bringing thousands of proud Yorkshiremen to Wembley. But before they get carried away, they face an Aston Villa side who — even though they didn’t win on Saturday — will have regained some confidence after their draw against West Bromwich Albion.

For viewers in the United States, the match will be shown live on beIN SPORT with a kick-off time of 2:45pm ET.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below.

16 thoughts on “Aston Villa vs Bradford City, League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg: Open Thread”

  1. I really hope that Bradford City can advance. I would love to see this club in Europa League..Just would be an interesting scenario if so.

  2. Villa have a good shot at winning this game by more than 2 goals if they play as well as they did against West Brom on Saturday. Playing at home will help and Benteke has to have a terrific game for them to advance to the final.

  3. Atmosphere at Villa sounds awesome on Talksport tonight.

    Stan Collymore isn’t working tonight so is sat in the Holte End.

  4. It’s all Villa in the first half and deserve their one goal lead. Villa need one more to force extra time. Away goals only count after extra time.

      1. True, but Bradford plays a style of football that Swansea would have a hard job coping with. Still we have to get past goal-machine Chelsea tomorrow, so we still have a long way to go.

        The Gaffer

        1. Would Swansea be able to play in Europe if they won it? I’m sure there was some fuss over Cardiff been prevented from taking a European spot if they’d won the FA Cup because they’re governed by the Welsh FA not the English FA.

          1. They’d get a spot in the Europa League if they won. I haven’t heard any discussion this season regarding whether UEFA would allow it, but I can’t see why not.

            The Gaffer

  5. Congratulations to Bradford City! Hope they put on a good show at Wembley.

    Villa have to put his terrble loss behind them if they want to avoid relegation. Very tough times ahead at Villa Park.

  6. How lambert still keeps his job I don’t know…. Villa are a mess… cup or not, you have to neat a league 2 side at home,especially with the squad villa put out.

    Looks like my bottom 3 predictions at the start of the season will happen….Bye Bye Villa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *