So this week sees us in cup action as we welcome Leyton Orient to Villa Park for the Capital One cup second round.
This is a competition i personally look forward to and feel it is our best chance of winning something which is probably what 15 of the other premier league teams think too!!
There is some good memories to be had when it comes to Villa and the league cup. Who can forget the 2 legged semi-final against Tranmere Rovers and more recent was the breathtaking 6-4 win against Blackburn. There is some bad memories too but i’ll leave them for somebody else to mention.
So our opponents, Leyton Orient. Promoted from league two last season and already they are showing they are a tough nut to crack in league one. They’ve had some decent results including a fine 3-1 win at Oldham. They will come to Villa Park full of confidence having not been beaten since the first day of the season, a 2-1 home defeat to Chesterfield. They beat Plymouth Argyle at Home Park 6-5 on penalties, after drawing 3-3 to progress to round two of the competition
I’m hoping we give some fringe players a run out including Okore, Cole and Bent who can hopefully give Lambert something to think about for the weekend game.
Despite us going out the past two seasons to lower league teams in the cup competitions i feel we have more experience in our team as well as more quality. Providing we go into the game not underestimating our opponents our quality will shine through and i predict a comfortable win.
Darren Bent first goal and Villa to win 4-1 pays 40/1.