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Barrow vs Aston Villa Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (24/08/21)

Aston Villa should arrive in this competition with aspirations of winning it. First though, they’ll need to avoid an upset. Can Barrow cause a huge shock? Find out with our Barrow vs Aston Villa match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Barrow vs Aston Villa: Our top tips

Check out our match predictions for the big game.

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Aston Villa to stroll through

On one hand, it’s really easy to think League Two Barrow will see this as their cup final; after all Aston Villa are a huge club and knocking them out would be massive. The flip side is two fold; one, this is just their second season in the football league and staying up has to be the focus and two, Aston Villa will want to go deep in this competition. When you then look at the form you can see just how tough this will be for Barrow; they’ve only won two of 10. Aston Villa have won six of their last 10. The handicap comes into our thinking for the vast difference in quality and the improved betting odds.

Plenty of goals with Villa dominant

Our next tip sees us focus on the total goals market with our prediction being over 2.5 goals. Barrow’s last five games don’t really support such a prediction but they’re not going to be the side that truly dictates how many goals go flying in; Aston Villa are. Dean Smith’s side have gone over the 2.5 goal mark in each of their last four games with their two Premier League games to date seeing them have 21 shots on goal. If that’s anything to go by, you’d expect them to run riot against lowly Barrow.

Ollie Watkins to bag

Our final prediction is for Ollie Watkins to score anytime. Now, we know you might look at this with befuddlement given Watkins hasn’t featured so far this season but he is close to returning and a runout in the League Cup might be the perfect opportunity to get minutes in his legs. If he plays, he’ll be far too good for the Barrow defence and if a chance lands at his feet, he’ll have a good a chance of sticking it away. If he doesn’t make the match due to fitness then, happy days, you’ll see your stake returned.

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England EFL Cup
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August 24, 2021
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Barrow vs Aston Villa: Barrow to get battered?

Barrow

Barrow endured a tough season last year and with one win from four league games so far this season it might be a similar deal again. The league is always going to be their priority but Aston Villa coming up is still a massive deal. Thomas Beadling being injured is a blow but Matthew Platt could be in contention.

Aston Villa

A lot of people will be looking at this wondering what sort of team Dean Smith will field. Our thoughts are that he’ll make changes but go with a strong XI still. We’ve already touched on Ollie Watkins whilst the likes of Matt Targett and Conor Hourihane will probably get the nod to start too.

Frequently Asked Questions for Barrow vs Aston Villa

Barrow vs Aston Villa Prediction

  • Where is the game being played? Holker Street
  • When is kick off? 7 45 PM GMT
  • Who are favourites to win? Aston Villa