Aston Villa welcome Queens Park Rangers to Villa Park on Tuesday, searching for their fifth home victory in a row.
Bruce’s boys have put a bad start to the year behind them having won six of their last seven games to put them ten points off the play-off places.
That fine run of form has to lead mumblings that the club’s season may not be over, as they hunt down an unlikely place in the Premier League next season.
The Villans have been tremendous defensively in recent games, conceding just one goal in seven games. The role of Mile Jedinak sitting in front of the defence and filling in at the back when Nathan Baker was injured has not gone unnoticed and will no doubt be a massive part in any victory for Villa on Tuesday.
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Gabriel Agbonlahor returned to training at the end of last week but will not take part in Tuesday’s game as Bruce does not want to risk the pair suffering reoccurrences.
Jack Grealish returned to the bench on Saturday after a knee injury and will be pushing to start for the home side.
QPR manager Ian Holloway is set to welcome back Massimo Luongo to his matchday squad along with defenders Jack Robinson and Joel Lunch.
Kazenga Lua Lua and Ravel Morrison are still missing though for the R’s.
- Villa has lost only one of their last seven games against QPR, a 2-0 defeat at Loftus Road in October 2014.
- The visitors have won only one of their last six games on the road. Villa has won their last four home games without conceding a single goal.
- All five of Aston Villa’s victories have ended 2-0.
- Aston Villa have 15 points from their last 6 games. The best form in the league at this moment in time.
Home Win: 4/5
Away Win: 4/1
First Scorer: Jonathan Kodija 11/4, Albert Adomah 7/1, Conor Washington 17/2.
Tickets are on general sale and prices are £23 to £33 (adults), £20 to £33 (concessions), £15 to £28 (U18s), £10 to £28 (U8s) and £30 to £36 (adult and junior (U18) combo).
Villa v QPR will also see a concession amnesty available.
So if your son or daughter are season ticket holders and can’t go to the Rangers game, for example, you – as an adult – can use theirs to watch the game.
We also have a student ticket offer available.You watch the game for just £15 – or you can buy 5-for-£50.
To buy tickets, dependent on sales windows, head to the official Villa Park ticket office, contact 0333 323 1874 or visit the Online Ticket Office.
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