Capital One Cup: Aston Villa v Rotherham match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup fixture at Villa Park

Aston Villa will be looking forward to taking a slight break from their extremely tough start to The Premier League season. Villa have faced Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea in their opening three games taking three points in an away win against Arsenal on the opening day. Villa have reached the quarter-finals and semi-finals in the past three years and will be hoping to go one better with a trip to Wembley this season.

Rotherham were promoted in 2013 but know they face a tough trip to Birmingham against an ever improving side under Paul Lambert. Should he play, Christian Benteke has been in fine form of late, scoring three goals in three matches so far this season.

Rotherham have experienced a good start to life in League One. So far they are unbeaten in the league with one draw and three wins. 

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Rotheram 0-2 Aston Villa; Old Third Division 1972

Aston Villa 1-2 Rotheram; Old Third Division 1971

Aston Villa 1-0 Rotheram; Old Third Division 1971

 

STATS…

Aston Villa reached the quarter-finals in the 2011 season and the semi-finals in 2013.

 

ODDS…

Aston Villa to win: 1.34

Rotheram to win: 5.7

Draw: 11

 

TV: Highlights on The League Cup Show on BBC One at 11.35pm

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