Aston Villa host Manchester Metropolis within the Premier League later tonight, and they are going to be hoping to bounce again from their defeat in opposition to Liverpool final day out.
Dean Smith’s facet have did not win 5 of their final six league matches and are below strain to win right here.
Nonetheless, Metropolis are an distinctive facet and are agency favourites to safe all three factors.
Pep Guardiola will demand a robust response from his gamers after the 2-1 defeat in opposition to Leeds United of their final outing.
The guests have a wonderful head-to-head document in opposition to Villa, defeating the Midlands membership of their final six conferences.
The house facet shall be with out the companies of Trezeguet, Jack Grealish and Morgan Sanson as a result of accidents. Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes continues to be engaged on his match health, and he’s unlikely to characteristic.
This shall be a tricky problem for Villa, particularly with out the creativity of Grealish and Sanson. Moreover, Trezeguet appeared in good kind these days and also will be missed.
One optimistic for Villa shall be the truth that Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero are each dominated out of the sport.
Predicted Aston Villa beginning line-up: Martinez, Money, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Nakamba, Luiz, Traore, McGinn, El Ghazi, Watkins.
Smith is prone to make one change to the facet that was defeated by Liverpool. 25-year-old El Ghazi is prone to change Trezeguet within the beginning line-up.
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