11/2 Bantams book Wembley berth

  • Last Updated: January 23 2013, 8:28 GMT

Bradford are 11/2 chances to lift the Capital One Cup after booking their place at Wembley next month.

James Hanson of Bradford celebrates against Villa
James Hanson of Bradford celebrates against Villa

The League Two side defeated Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate after the latter won their semi-final second leg 2-1 on the night following a 3-1 scoreline to the Bantams at Valley Parade.

Coral and YouWin now make Bradford 11/2 chances after they started their remarkable run as 2000/1 outsiders.

Sky Bet's Chris Spicer, whose firm offer 9/2, said: "We're breathing a sigh of relief that nobody actually backed the Bantams at 2000/1, although some punters will be double-checking their bet receipts after getting on at 500/1.

"The League Two side will obviously be heavy outsiders regardless of who they face in the final, but who would dare to write them off at Wembley given what they've achieved so far in this competition?"

William Hill make Bradford 9/2 chances as well while Ladbrokes go just 7/2 ahead of a final against either Swansea or Chelsea.

That duo play on Wednesday night at the Liberty Stadium with Swansea 2-0 up from the first leg.

Michael Laudrup's side are 8/11 to win the competition with Paddy Power, while Chelsea can be backed at 11/4 (Ladbrokes).

Following their loss, Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert was cut from 2/1 to 4/11 by Sky Bet to be the next Premier League boss to go with his side just a point clear of the relegation zone and 11/10 to go down. William Hill go 4/9 in the sack race market.

Spicer added: "The result has also prompted a surge of interest in Lambert to go and we expect to see his price get even shorter with Villa's wretched season hitting a new low."

Lambert is 5/6 with Coral to leave Villa Park by midnight on Saturday with an FA Cup tie away to Millwall on Friday evening up next.

"Following Aston Villa's exit from the Capital One Cup, Paul Lambert is going to need a miracle not to be sacked before the end of the season," said Coral's Tim Reynolds.

"Villa are currently only one point above the relegation zone and if they are eliminated from the FA Cup on Friday evening, he must surely go."