Aston Villa v Birmingham tips – expect goals in fast-paced derby

Villans and Blues could have a derby goalfest

Donaldson

Over 2.5 Goals

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Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 17/20 with bet365

What a game in store on Tuesday when a struggling Aston Villa look to recreate the cup magic of last season which saw them reach the FA Cup final.

Things appeared to be looking up under Tim Sherwood, although a sluggish start to the Premier League campaign has seen the Villans pick up just a point since winning at Bournemouth on the opening day of the season.

Sherwood would probably look to make several changes for a Capital One Cup clash at this stage of the competition although the fact that Villa have been drawn against their arch-rivals means that the stakes are high.

Gary Rowett will surely be picking his best team for this clash as Birmingham look to continue their bright start to the season and as a former Blues player, he knows the importance of acquitting yourself well in a heated derby match.

We’re tempted by the visiting team to win this game although it’s such an unpredictable contest that we’ll plump for a goal-filled contest. Or at least three goals being scored over the ninety minutes.

Birmingham picked up a fantastic 1-1 draw at Ipswich on Friday night and have enjoyed plenty of recovery and preparation time for this clash, with Clayton Donaldson likely to be a handful for a Villa side who didn’t create too much against West Brom on Saturday.

Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 17/20 with bet365

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