Match Preview: Aston Villa vs Bristol City

Mid-table championship team Aston Villa host struggling site Bristol City in a game which both teams need a win. The fixture will be played at Villa Park on the 28th February 2017 at 7:45pm.

Both teams have struggled recently with their form but both have had respectable results recently with Aston Villa picking up a 1-0 over promotion hopeful Derby and Bristol City picking up a 2-2 with Newcastle despite being 2-0 within 21 minutes.

Last time the two sites met, Bristol City emerged 3-1 victors over Aston Villa at Ashton Gate back in August 2016. Aston Villa took a 1-0 lead but it was cancelled out with 3 second-half goals from the hosts.

Key Players:

For Aston Villa are Johnathon Kodjia, Henri Lansbury and Albert Adomah. With Kodjia racking up 11 goals this season, he has been a threat in front of goal all season.

For Bristol City include David Cotterill and Lee Tomlin. City ex-loanee Tammy Abraham was their star man this season but has since returned to his club, Chelsea, following a successful loan spell with Bristol.

Team News:

Villa seem to have a host of injuries including Hogan, Agbonlahor, Steer and De Laet. Bristol City don’t have any major injuries going into the game, which could be an advantage.

Aston Villa predicted team lineup:

  • Aston Villa
  • GK: Johnstone
  • RB: Hutton
  • CB: Chester
  • CB: Baker
  • LB: Taylor
  • CDM: Jedinak
  • CDM: Lansbury
  • LM: Green
  • RM: Adomah
  • CAM: Hourihane
  • ST: Kodjia.

Bristol City predicted lineup:

  • GK: Giefer
  • RB: Vyner
  • CB: Flint
  • CB: Wright
  • LB: Bryan
  • CDM: O’Neil
  • RM: Cotterill
  • LM: O’Dowda
  • CM: Reid
  • CM: Smith
  • ST: Wilbraham