Preview: Swindon Town vs. Aston Villa

Preview: Swindon Town vs. Aston Villa
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Sports Mole previews Swindon Town's clash with Aston Villa in the fourth round of the League Cup on Tuesday.

Swindon Town will be looking to create a major upset in the League Cup on Tuesday when they host Aston Villa in the fourth round.

Paolo Di Canio's side are progressing impressively in League One, their 4-0 away defeat of Stevenage on Saturday taking them to within just six points of the top.

Swindon defeated Championship side Burnley 3-1 at home in the third round in September, and the County Ground faithful will be cheering the team for more success against opposition from the higher league.

Villa manager Paul Lambert will hope to use their League Cup campaign as a welcome distraction from the turmoils in the Premier League.

The Villans are just two points and one place above the relegation zone, and have not won a single competitive match since their 4-2 extra-time defeat of Manchester City in the third round of the League Cup in September.

Di Canio is unlikely to make any change to the lineup from Saturday's game, although he could include Raffaele De Vita instead of Adam Rooney in the first XI.

Villa defender Joseph Benett is suspended after picking up a red card in their 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Saturday.

Recent form

Swindon Town: WDDLW

Aston Villa: LDLLD

Possible starting lineups:

Swindon Town: Foderingham, Flint, Devera, Ward, Ritchie, McCormack, Miller, Bostock, Benson, Storey, Rooney

Aston Villa: Given, Vlaar, Lichaj, Herd, Lowton, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Holman, Delph, Agbonlahor, Bent

Sports Mole says: 3-2

Paolo Di Canio
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