Preview: Aston Villa vs. Bradford City

Villa manager Paul Lambert reacts to his side going 1-0 down against Southampton on January 12, 2013
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Sports Mole previews Tuesday's League Cup semi-final second leg between Aston Villa and Bradford City.

Bradford City are just 90 minutes away from a first Wembley final in 17 years as they travel to Aston Villa in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

The League One side continued their eye-catching run in the competition two weeks ago when they surprised their Premier League opponents 3-1 in the first leg at Valley Parade.

Meanwhile, Villa will be looking to give an otherwise disappointing season some gloss by overturning the two-goal deficit in front of their home fans.

Paul Lambert is expected to name a strong side in order to avoid an embarrassment.

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson could restore a number of senior figures to his team having rested eight players for their recent Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Crewe Alexandra.

Recent form:

Villa: LDWLLD

Bradford: LDLWLL

Possible lineups:

Villa: Guzan; Vlaar, Clark, Bennett, Baker; Lowton, N'Zogbia, Westwood, Bannan; Agbonlahor, Benteke

Bradford: Duke; Darby, Dickson, McHugh, McArdle; Atkinson, Jones, Doyle, Gray; Hines, Wells

Sports Mole says: 2-0

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