Aston Villa League Cup Clash on Sky
Aston Villa’s second-round League Cup tie against Bolton Wanderers is to be shown live on Sky Sports.
The away tie at the University of Bolton Stadium will be played on Tuesday, 23 August (KO 7.45pm).
Aston Villa are one of 13 Premier League teams that join the competition at the second-round stage. Bolton progressed to play Villa, after beating Salford City 5-1 in the previous round.
It’s the first time the two teams have played in the League Cup since Bolton won 2-0 at Villa Park in September 2011. The last time they played in the competition at Bolton, the home side won the first leg of a bonkers semi-final clash 5-2 in 2004. Villa won the return leg 2-0, but crashed out 5-4 on aggregate.
It’ll be the first time the clubs have played in all-competitions since Villa did the double over Bolton in their final season in the Championship in 2018/19.