The games are coming thick and fast now! Villa arrive into this Carabao Cup game having beaten Burton (1-3) in the 2nd Round and won our opening Premier League match of the campaign against Sheffield United (1-0)
If Villa can negotiate this third round tie against Bristol City, it sets up a fixture against Stoke City who beat Gillingham (1-0).
- Both sides have 100% records this season (Bristol W4, Villa W2).
- Villa have announced new contracts for Mings & Davis since the last round.
- Bertrand Traore could feature after a big money switch from Lyon.
- The Robins beat Stoke 2-0 in their last league game.
- This win lifted them to second in The Championship table.
- Ezri Konsa may not be risked after tweaking a hamstring against Sheff Utd.
- Holden, City’s boss, was a coach at Walsall when Smith was manager.
- The hosts have 3 clean sheets from 4 games, scoring 10 goals.
- Bristol have beaten Exeter and Northampton Town to face Villa.
- Callum O’Dowda, Liam Walsh and Joe Morrell won’t feature for Bristol City.
- Kick Off Time: 7pm / 19:00 [GMT]
VILLA TEAM NEWS
The confirmed Villa starting eleven at Ashton Gate:
Guilbert, Elmohamady (Captain), Hause, Taylor.
Lansbury, Nakamba, Ramsay, Traore, El Ghazi
Subs: Kalinic, Mings, Targett, Hourihane, McGinn, Trezeguet, Watkins
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