Bradford City welcome Aston Villa to the Valley Parade in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, after knocking Arsenal and Wigan Athletic out of the competition in the previous rounds.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.

Bradford City


The Bantams, who defeated both the Gunners and Latics on penalties, can be the first fourth-tier team in the history of English football to eliminate three Premier League teams in the same season, if they progress to the final. However, Phil Parkinson's men have lost their momentum in recent weeks and earned just one point from their last three league matches.

Meanwhile, the Villans are on a poor run themselves, having picked up just one point from their previous four Premier League outings. Paul Lambert's side currently sit 16th in the league table, just one point above the drop zone. However, they have gained some confidence going into this game, by beating Ipswich Town 2-1 at the weekend, to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Form Guide

Bradford City

  • Last Five Matches (all competitions, most recent first): L D L W L
  • Last Match: Barnet 2 - 0 Bradford City

Aston Villa

  • Last Five Matches (all competitions, most recent first): W D L L L
  • Last Match: Aston Villa 2-1 Ipswich Town

Team News

Bradford City: Parkinson has no new injury worries but defenders Andrew Davies (knee), Luke Oliver (Achilles) and winger Garry Thompson (knee) - who scored against Arsenal - remain sidelined for this tie.

Probable Line-up: (4-4-2): Duke; Darby, McArdle, McHugh, Meredith; R Jones, Doyle, G Jones, Atkinson; Hanson, Wells

Aston Villa: Lambert, on the other hand, has a host of players missing. Marc Albrighton (foot) is a doubt, after receiving a knock against Ipswich. Captain Ron Vlaar (calf) and Nathan Baker (hamstring) would both miss this game, while there have not been any updates on long-term absentees Gary Gardner (knee), Richard Dunne (groin) and Stiliyan Petrov (leukaemia).

Probable Line-up: (4-4-2): Given; Lowton, Herd, Clark, Lichaj; El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Bennett; Weimann, Benteke