How to watch Aston Villa vs Leicester City Carabao Cup semi-final live and free
Aston Villa host Leicester City in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. It's simply win and earn a final spot or go home.
Aston Villa and Leicester played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Villa got in front early via Frédéric Guilbert. Leicester nabbed a second half equaliser from Kelechi Iheanacho ensuring the second leg would be the decider.
Back in 2016, Leicester City stunned the world with their unlikely triumph in the English Premier League. They then endured some difficult times, but under manager Brendan Rodgers, they are back competing on a number of fronts in English football.
That 2015/16 season spelled the end of Aston Villa's time in the Premier League. Former champions of England and Europe, the Villans spent three long seasons in the Championship before earning promotion via the play-offs. This is likely both teams' only opportunity to get a chance to add a trophy to the cabinet this season.
When is the Carabao Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Leicester City?
The second leg of the semi-final is at Villa Park at 6:45am AEDT on Wednesday 29 January. The winner will go through to the final and meet the winner of Manchester City or Manchester United.
How to watch Aston Villa vs Leicester City in Australia
In Australia, beIN SPORTS has the rights to broadcast the Carabao Cup competition. So there are a number of options to view the semi-finals, whether you prefer to watch on television or stream on your favourite device.
Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and beIN SPORTS CONNECT are the options to view these heavyweight fixtures. Our complete guide for watching the Carabao Cup can be found here. Though for all of those options your best bet is Kayo Sports, unless you're an existing customer elsewhere.
Stream Aston Villa vs Leicester on Kayo Sports
A subscription to Kayo is either $25 or $35 per month. The two offers only differ by the amount of simultaneous streams. The more expensive option lets you watch on three devices at once rather than two.
Kayo can be streamed on iOS and Android devices, PC and Mac. You can also get it directly on your tele through Apple TV, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2018 models or later), Sony Bravia TV and Android TV. It's also compatible with Chromecast and AirPlay, another way you can watch Kayo on TV.
We have also compiled a comprehensive review of Kayo Sports here, so you can decide if it's right for you and check out all the special features on offer. It's also worth checking out all the other football leagues Kayo has.
Who will win Aston Villa vs Leicester Carabao Cup semi-final?
While going off their EPL form Leicester are the superior side, these tournaments dish up surprises more often than not.
Still this is a very tight semi-final to call. Leicester City have dropped from second to third in the EPL since the first leg. While Aston Villa have managed to climb a single spot to 16th.
Back during the first game we said that if Aston Villa could share the spoils in the opening leg, then we think they are a big chance of sneaking through to the final in the return leg at home.
So let's stick with that theory and back the underdogs in.
Image source: Kayo Sports website
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