League Cup betting preview: Man City v Aston Villa
Manchester City host Aston Villa tonight in what is arguably the pick of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup third round fixtures.
City have entered the competition at this stage, while Villa defeated League One leaders Tranmere Rovers last month to reach this round.
Home manager Roberto Mancini is likely to make a host of changes for tonight’s fixture, with Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli expected to start up front.
Young players Denis Suarez, Abdul Razaq and Luca Scapuzzi are also set to be included in the squad.
Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland will miss the match with a suspected broken arm, although Chris Herd and Fabian Delph are available for selection following injury.
The fixed-odds arm of online betting exchange Betfair make City 3/10 favourites for the match, with Villa offered at 8/1. The draw is available at 4/1.
A 1-0 City win is priced at 13/2, while a Villa victory by the same scoreline can be backed at odds of 18/1.
Man City to be winning at both half time and full time is priced at 7/10, with 23/20 available on the game featuring over 3.5 goals.