Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
There will be fireworks when Aston Villa and Leicester City face each other at Villa Park in the Carabao Cup semis, return leg. The Villans did well to hold the Foxes to a 1-1 draw at King Power Stadium in the first leg, but Brendan Rodgers’ men failed to turn their dominance into goals. Aston Villa were not in action at the weekend, meaning that tired legs are unlikely to prove to be a problem for the home side.
The Foxes, on the other hand, defeated Brentford 1-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday, with Kelechi Iheanacho scoring the only goal of the game. Key attacker Jamie Vardy, who was rested in the triumph over the Bees, is likely to return to the starting XI, with important midfielder Wilfried Ndidi overcoming his injury. Anyhow, Leicester City are more of a team than Aston Villa, and we predict that they are going to advance to the Carabao Cup final.
Highlighted Player (Mbwana Samatta):
Born in Dar Es Salaam on December 23, 1992, Mbwana Samatta is a Tanzania striker who plays for Genk in the Belgian Jupiler League. Samatta began his youth career at African Lyon and he played his first game at senior level for Simba SC, the club from his homeland.
In 2011 he moved to TP Mazembe and after scoring 60 goals in 103 league games for the club, the Tanzania international signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Genk. On August 23, 2018 Samatta scored a hat-trick against Brondby in the Europa League.
Speaking of his international debut, Samatta made his Tanzania debut in March, 2011 in a 2-1 win over Central African Republic. It has to be noted that the Genk attacker was named African Player of the Year (based in Africa) in 2015. His main position is centre-forward, but is capable of playing as a winger as well. His contract with Genk should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Leicester):
Leicester City FC Is an English football club which was founded in 1884. The club ws originally founded as Leicester Fosse but due financial reasons the club changed its name in 1919 to Leicester City FC. The club is been playing in the Premier League and Championship on and off.
Leicester City hosts its home games in the King Power Stadium which holds a capacity of 33 000 seats. The club colors are blue and white. The Leicester fans call their club The Foxes.
Leicester City won 3 big titles: the League cup 3 times in 1964, 1997 and 2000. The club from Leicester managed to reach the FA Cup final 4 times. In lower English football divisions the club managed to win a couple of titles. The last time Leicester played in a European competition was in 2000/2001 where the club played, and lost 2 times against Red Star Belgrade. Remarkable players that played for Leicester City FC are Mancini, Lineker and Heskey.