Carabao Cup final live stream: Can I watch Aston Villa vs Man City for free?
The Carabao Cup final will be the first-ever meeting between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Wembley. Holders City are bidding for their third successive League Cup trophy, while Villa are looking for their first since 1996.
What has been said?
Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith: “I’ve used John [Terry] as a pointer to the players very often in this competition, and how much it meant to him to lift a trophy.
“People can belittle the League Cup as being below the FA Cup, but you try and take one of those off John Terry and he’ll tell you quite markedly what he believes. He openly talks about the need to go and win trophies and finals.
“Winning the play-off final last season has given us that appetite for more, that’s why we’ve probably been frustrated by our league position.
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“This is our opportunity to realise those ambitions of winning trophies.”
Man City manager Pep Guardiola: “Obviously I would prefer to win the Premier League; the Carabao Cup is not the Premier League – sorry Carabao Cup! But at the same time it is good.
“With the Carabao Cup we say ‘ok we have won it twice’, all the big Premier League teams are there and then you are in the final again.
“When you are there, wow, it is so difficult. Now you realise it is more difficult than before.
“Every time it looks more and more difficult and that is the feeling I have right now.”
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What time does Aston Villa vs Man City kick-off?
The Carabao Cup final gets underway at 4.30pm GMT.
Can I watch Aston Villa vs Man City free?
Unfortunately, the Carabao Cup final will not be shown for free in the UK.
Live television coverage can be found on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
Fans with a subscription will be able to stream the match via the Sky Go app.
The app can be downloaded across a host of devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and games consoles.
However, there is also a way for non-Sky Sports customers to watch the action.
Fans can purchase daily, weekly and monthly passes with NOW TV, which offers access to Sky Sports channels.
What do the odds say?
A spokesperson for thepools.com told Express Sport: “Despite being at opposite ends of the Premier League and with very different goals this season, both teams will be taking this game seriously.
“City are very short to win as you’d expect at 2/13 and dominate all markets, but there are some decent prices if you look closely.
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“Carabao Cup holders City will be buoyed by their outstanding performance midweek in Madrid, and a 4th win in five years this competition will ensure they have a winning season even if the league is almost out of sight. With just one goal conceded in three, City are 3/4 to win to nil.
“Villa are in a relegation fight but still in touch with safety, and Dean Smith will have his team up for the fight today and to have something to show for their first season back in the top flight, after their play-off win here at Wembley last May.
“Talisman Jack Grealish is top scorer and with him on penalties and free kicks, 18/1 to score first and 5/1 anytime looks decent.
“City are the Premier League’s top scorers while Villa have conceded more than any other club, so goals are likely to be on the cards.
“Over 3.5 goals is 10/11 with thepools.com and feels very possible, as does midweek penalty-taker Kevin DeBruyne at 13/2 to score first and 7/4 anytime.”
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