Advanced Look Ahead to Reebok Road Trip

December 5, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Villa face a Bolton side this weekend who have the worst home record in the Premier League having won just 1 and lost 6 of their opening 7 games at the Reebok. Despite this, Bolton’s home advantage makes them slight favourites according to SkyBet and Betfair football, with a draw unsurprisingly the longest odds with Owen Coyle’s side the only team yet to draw a game all season.

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Villa Preview vs Sunderland: Goals at a Premium

It is fair to say that Villa have not exactly set the world alight under Alex McLeish so far and they will be aiming to prevent a third successive defeat in Darren Bent’s first return to Sunderland. Read more

Villa Preview vs WBA: All Indications Point to Narrow Home Win

Villa host West Brom this Sunday in their second Midlands derby of the season and will be hoping for a significantly better performance and result than in the last one with Wolves. West Brom are playing their own second derby of the season, also having faced Wolves but with a much improved display earning them a 2-0 win last week. Read more

Villa Match Preview vs City: Heskey to Offer Midfield Muscle in Manchester?

Aston Villa travel to Eastlands hoping to right a couple of wrongs from last season that were undeniably two of the lowest points of the Gerard Houllier regime. Read more

N’Zogbia – To Play or Not to Play vs Wigan?

Villa were left down-heartened by an injury time equaliser courtesy of a Richard Dunne own goal last weekend and will be looking to stop a run of 4 straight draws in the league as they host Wigan. Read more

Villa vs QPR Preview / Predictions: Bent Out, Jenas In?

Villa go to QPR short on form against a team very much in-form right now in what promises to be a tough trip to West London. It has been confirmed that Villa are definitely without Darren Bent, who joins Emile Heskey and Carlos Cuellar on the sidelines, while Jermaine Jenas remains a doubt with Alex McLeish saying he has a ’50-50′ chance of featuring. Read more

Villa Preview / Predictions vs Bolton (League Cup)

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Villa host Bolton in the third round of the League Cup having struggled to progress past Hereford but are one of only 4 sides left in the Premier League to remain unbeaten. Bolton only managed a 2-1 home win over Macclesfield in the second round, having to come back from behind, and both sides are expected to ring a few changes from their respective weekend line-ups. Read more

Villa vs Newcastle Match Preview / Predictions

Two of the Premier League’s unbeaten six sides go head-to-head at Villa Park on Saturday with McLeish’s men hosting a Newcastle side that have conceded just once in 4 games. Read more

Villa vs Wolves: Extensive Match Preview / Predictions

August 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment
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For those who were against the appointment of Alex McLeish this summer, including myself, it has to be said that he has made a decent start by picking up results that fans would say were the minimum expected thus far. This Saturday’s local derby with Wolves will be a step up and it will be intriguing to see whether the Scot changes his system from the league up to now. Read more

Villa vs Blackburn: Extensive Match Preview / Predictions

Aston Villa host their most common enemy of the past few seasons in their opening home game of the Premier League campaign against Blackburn. Read more

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