Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Aston Villa will be aiming to make a flying start to their Carabao Cup campaign when they take on Burton at Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Brewers aim to bounce back from the League One defeat to Fleetwood, but they face an uphill task in the midweek clash. Burton were anything but impressive in the EFL Cup opener against Accrington, which is yet another reason why home win should not be considered. The Villans, on the other hand, were not in action at the weekend as their game against Man City was postponed.
The Premier League outfit have big ambitions for the 2020/21 Carabao Cup campaign, and they should take advantage of the fact that the game will be played behind closed doors due to the fierce of coronavirus spread. In their last meeting in the competition Burton shocked Aston Villa, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge. New signing Olie Watkins is likely to make his Villa debut against Burton.
Highlighted Player (Ryan Edwards):
Despite being born in Singapore on November 17, 1993, Ryan Edwards is eligible to represent Australia in international matches. The 175-cm-tall midfielder has 18 caps with Australia U-23 and it has to be noted that he played for the Socceroos at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Speaking of his club career, Edwards is a product of AIS, the high performance sports training institution from Australia, but in 2011 he was spotted by Reading scouts.
Ryan Edwards played for the Royals at senior level, making seven appearances for the club in the league. The Australian international whore Perth Glory (loan), St. Mirren (loan), Partick Thistle and Heart of Midlothian shirts as well before signing a deal with Burton Albion in 2019.
He made his debut with the Brewers in the League One on August 3, 2019 in a 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is capable of producing fine performances at both central and right midfield as well.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa is one of the three clubs that dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. The Villans host their rivals at Villa Park, the stadium that was opened in 1897 and its’ capacity is 42,682. However, it has to be noted that the highest attendance recorded at the stadium was 76,588 when Aston Villa faced Derby County in the FA Cup back in 1946.
Aston Villa’s fiercest rivals are Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. Nonetheless, the rivalry between Aston Villa and Wolves and Coventry City is big as well. Aston Villa have won seven First Division (Premier League) trophies, with the team clinching seven FA Cup trophies as well.
The team’s biggest success, though, came in 1982 when they won the European Cup. The Villans defeated Bayern Munich (1-0) in the title game and Peter Withe was named the man of the match.