The quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup start tonight with a clash between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park.
This game has generated a lot of publicity as Liverpool are forced to play two games in two days, with their first team squad currently in Qatar preparing for a semifinal clash tomorrow in the World Club Championship.
The Reds fielded a young team in the previous round – winning on penalties after a 5-5 draw with Arsenal – but they did include some experience. This is not available to them tonight.
With this in mind we have to side with the home team even though there is talk they may also rest players. We’re not sure of the individual players taking part so we’re going to suggest a correct score. Villa are likely to win tonight, but the Liverpool team does have some talented youngsters and we think they will score. So we’re going for a 3-1 home win.
Villa to win 3-1, 1 pt, at 11/1, SkyBet
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