Stoke have won four of their opening five games this season including a victory over Fleetwood in the last round. They’ve won three from three at home this term and they’ve won four of their last six home games in this competition. Meanwhile, Doncaster are without a goal in their last four matches.
Aston Villa come into this match following on from a 2-0 Premier League win with the eclipse of Newcastle United in their previous outing. In that game, Aston Villa had 47% possession and 10 attempts at goal with two of them on target. Villa should take the win here with some comfort.