Carling Cup betting, Aston Villa - Hereford

Villa and McLeish made a very good start in Premier and I doubt he’ll risk spoiling that momentum. We’ll see some fringe players tonight, but the fact is reserve team played a game last night (away to Blackburn) and he won’t be able to rotate too much.

Hereford are probably one of the worst sides in League Two. One draw and three defeats in previous four rounds (goal diff. 1-9). All games were against sides that will be fighting to avoid relegation. Premier League scalp would be a huge boost (they’ve never beaten a top-flight club in this competition), but quite frankly can’t see how it is possible. Trying to stay in the league should be their top priority. Additionally, Hereford have a long injury list. Captain defender Stam, goalie Barlett, defender Dalibard are all out, midfielder Clist is cup-tied, while  left-back Joe Heath and midfielder Rob Purdie are in doubt.

I expect an entertaining game and sort off easier training session for Villa. It’s huge difference even between Villa’s reserves and Hereford’s first squad.  4-0, 5-0 correct score.

Bet: Aston Villa -2ah
Odd: 1.88 Pinnacle
Stake: 8/10 

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