2020 Carabao Cup Final
Aston Villa v Man City 16:30, Sunday 1st March 2020
Another intriguing clash this Sunday as Aston Villa and Man City do battle in the Carabao Cup Final – the League Cup to most footballing fans.
It’s a chance for a first bit of silverware of the season, but with Man City thumping Aston Villa 6-1 only last month, then Villa will be out for revenge.
Aston Villa have won this competition 5 times, while Man City are the current holders with 6 wins and have also won the last two.
We take a look at the main head-to-head stats to take in to the game.
Aston Villa v Man City – Key Head-to-Head Stats
- Already played this season, Man City 3-0 Villa
- Man City have won 3 of the last 7 head-to-heads 4-0
- Man City are unbeaten in their last 7 vs Villa
- 6 of the last 8 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
- Both teams DIDN’T score in 6 of the last 7 head-to-heads
- Man City scored 2+ goals in 7 of their last 8 vs Villa
- Man City had a RED CARD in this season’s head-to-head
Manchester City aren’t going to win the Premier League this season, but they’ve a great chance of getting some early season silverware in the cabinet this Sunday as they face Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup Final – the old League Cup to most football fans!
City are the current holders too and have in-fact won this competition for the last two years and four times since 2014 (6 wins in total).
However, Villa are also no strangers to winning this cup – they’ve won it 5 times in total, but it’s worth noting the last of those came in 1996!
City and Villa have already met twice in the league this season and with City winning 1-6 and 3-0 in those clashes, then Villa fans might be dreading another meeting with the Manchester club.
While, with City having won 3 of their last 8 meetings against Villa 4-0, this score might appeal at 9.50.
City are unbeaten in their last 8 against Villa too and have scored 3+ goals in all of their last four when playing the Midlands-based club.
The 90mins match betting sees Villa as big as 15.00 for the upset, with the draw 7.00 and City at 1.16. While just to the lift the cup – Villa are 10.00 and City as short as 1.06!
Both teams ‘didn’t’ score in 6 of the last 8 head-to-heads, so at 1.61 this might be another option to have on your radar,
So, we can gather this is a clash that seems to generate goals though – mainly for City.
7 of the last 9 meetings also went OVER 2.5 GOALS – but at just 1.44 there is little value here. If we add in just one more goal – Over 3.5 goals – these odds increase to 2.10, while Over 4.5 goals is on offer at 3.50.
When looking at the likely scorers, Sergio Aguero is City’s main man when facing Villa – he’s scored 5 goals in the last 2 head-to-heads, so the 3.60 (1st) or 1.53 (anytime) is sure to be popular with punters too, despite being fairly short prices.
BEST BET: OVER 3.5 GOALS @2.10