Kick-off: 1945, 14/08/2018
Stadium: Huish Park
TV: Sky Sports
The Sky Sports cameras will be at Huish Park scenting an EFL Cup upset when League Two outfit Yeovil host Championship promotion hopefuls Aston Villa.
Steve Bruce’s side did lose at Luton in the first round a couple of years ago and everything is geared around getting into the Premier League this term.
With the Glovers having reached round four of the FA Cup last season, before losing to Manchester United, they are clearly capable of rising to the big occasion.
That all makes 7/5 for Town to avoid defeat in normal time worth support as our initial Yeovil vs Aston Villa prediction.
A Look At Yeovil Town’s Betting Odds
Yeovil made some astute permanent and short-term signings over the summer, with the capture of former Notts County forward Yoann Arquin catching the eye.
The 30-year-old Martinique international was on target in Saturday’s entertaining 2-2 draw with Mansfield at this venue, with on-loan Norwich youngster Diallang Jaiyesimi also netting.
That followed a brave 1-0 loss at Bury, where Town were reduced to nine men following red cards for Tom James and Jordan Green but still held out until the last minute.
A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds
After a difficult off-season, Villa have repaid the faith shown by new investors by starting the Championship campaign with a couple of encouraging victories.
Bruce’s men came from behind to prevail 3-1 at Hull and snatched a last-gasp winner in Saturday’s 3-2 triumph over Wigan.
However, after edging out the Latics, the manager praised his side’s spirit but also added: “We made some silly mistakes and let Wigan back into the game.”
It was noticeable that Bruce was far from happy with the treatment handed out to the talented Jack Grealish, calling for more protection from referees.
We’re not expecting too many of Villa’s big guns to be risked in this fixture and that may make the visitors vulnerable to an upset.
Let’s have a speculative punt on Town to prevail at 17/4 to complete our Yeovil vs Aston Villa betting tips.
YEOVIL 2-2 Mansfield – Diallang Jaiyesimi, Yoann Arquin
ASTON VILLA 3-2 Wigan – James Chester, Cheyenne Dunkley (og), Birkir Bjarnason
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