League Two side Bradford City visit Villa Park to take on Aston Villa host in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final, with a 3-1 advantage from the first match, as they attempt to become first fourth-tier finalist in over five decades.

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.

Aston Villa


The Villans are on a poor run of form, having picked up just two points from their previous six Premier League outings. Paul Lambert's side are currently 17th in the league table, just one point above the drop zone. They squandered a two-goal lead against local rivals West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns this weekend, to concede a 2-2 draw. The League Cup is Villa's big chance for silverware this season, but they face the tough task of overturning a two-goal deficit from the first leg.

On the other hand, the Bantams, who defeated both Arsenal and Wigan Athletic on penalties in the previous rounds, 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, having lost thrice in their last four league matches.

Form Guide

Aston Villa

  • Last Five Matches (all competitions, most recent first): D L L W D
  • Last Match: West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Aston Villa

Bradford City

  • Last Five Matches (all competitions, most recent first): L L W L D
  • Last Match: Crewe Alexandra 4-1 Bradford City
Bradford City

Team News

Aston Villa: Lambert has a few fitness worries. Fabian Delph and Nathan Baker had suffered knocks against West Brom and are both doubtful for this clash; while so is Andreas Weimann, who was sidelined for that game due to illness. Meanwhile, 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): Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Bennett; Holman, Westwood, Bannan, N'Zogbia; Agbonlahor, Benteke

Bradford City: Top scorer James Hanson (broken toe) has recovered and should return to the line-up, while full-back Stephen Darby (foot) and wingers Garry Thompson (knee) and Will Atkinson (stomach) should also be available. But defenders Andrew Davies (knee) and Luke Oliver (Achilles) are set to remain sidelined. New centre-back Michael Nelson could feature for the Bantams, while fellow signing and striker Andy Gray is ineligible after featuring for Leeds United earlier in the competition.

Probable Line-up: (4-4-2): Duke; Darby, McArdle, McHugh, Good; Hines, G Jones, Hoyle, Atkinson; Hanson, Wells