28th Jan 2020 | League Cup
Harvey Goal Banger
Villa have given themselves a great chance of a first EFL Cup final appearance in a decade but Leicester look to be back on form and won 4-1 at Villa Park in December.
The second leg of this Carabao Cup semi-final is finely poised at 1-1 and with Jamie Vardy likely to be kept on the bench for as long as possible, Brendan Rodgers will be looking for attacking inspiration elsewhere.
Luckily, the Foxes aren’t one-trick ponies. Kelechi Iheanacho is proving an able understudy for Vardy but at odds-on to find the net with most firms, we can do better.
Harvey Barnes has scored three goals in his last four matches and slips under the radar at best odds of 7/2 with Ladbrokes in the anytime goalscorer market here.
Recently turned 22, this could be the start of regular goal contributions from the England youth international midfielder. He struck 9 times in 25 Championship outings for West Brom last season to hint at the finisher potential we are now seeing.
Already a regular assist provider, Barnes is getting the chances (5 attempts in his last 2 league games) and he now has the confidence to take them.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 06:39 28th Jan, 2020 but subject to change