Relegation battles troubles side Aston Villa as they sink deep into the zone. The weekend sets to be a litmus test for the side as they play host to side Wolves at the Villa Park. The match schedules for 14:30 GMT.
A strike by Olivier Giroud was enough to sink Villa into relegation troubles after a spirited match. Aston Villa is currently 19th on the table with 26 points which is five points clear from side Norwich City. The side urgently needs a win to shake off the relegation battle.
Coach Dean Smith enjoyed a promotion to the Premier League after a playoff win against side Derby County. However, the side struggles to register a win with their last one in January against Watford.
Wolves are enjoying their stay in the Premier League fixture currently sixth-placed with 46 points. The side is five points shy off top-four finish in the league, tied off with side Manchester United on points.
The side has gone on for four matches without conceding defeat in their league. The impressive performance by Coach Espirito with the side sees a young crop of talents coming through the ranks at the club.
Aston Villa vs Wolves Head to Head
Both sides have 13 games between them with both teams taking a fair share with four wins each. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Wolves 2-1 Aston Villa
Wolves 2-3 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 0-0 Wolves
Aston Villa 0-1 Wolves
Wolves 1-2 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 2-2 Wolves
Wolves 1-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa Team News
It seems the career of youngster Christina Purslow is over at Villa Park with the management refusing to extend his contract. The academy graduate has 16 years stay at his boyhood club. Signing Nakamba is yet to make a start for the side with Dean Smith starting him on the bench. Forward Mbwanna Sammatta is, however, to find the back of the net since the corona break.
Wolves Team News
Pedro Neto is fighting for his fight in the starting lineup despite competition from in-form Jimenez. The star sealed the winning goal during their 2-0 win over West Ham. Jimenez is the most in-form player at the camp with 14 goals in 31 appearances for the side. Another prospect for the side is Adama Traore, who has various interests from top clubs across Europe.
Prediction and Odds
Wolves have a winning streak in the club with a high attacking threat hence we expect a win. Aston Villa has a midweek fixture against Newcastle.
Goals Over 1.5
Jimenez to Score