Fulham v Aston Villa preview

In Match Previews

Aston Villa travels to the Capital tomorrow to take on Fulham at Craven Cottage. This is an earlier kickoff than usual due to the game being live on Sky Sports with a kick-off time of 2.45pm.

Steve Bruce will be hoping his side can bounce back from the 3-1 home defeat to Reading on Saturday. Following a run of four wins on the bounce, Villa has now failed to win in two.

Fulham, on the other hand, will be looking to make it three wins on the bounce as they continue to push for a place in the playoffs.

Neil Taylor missed the Reading defeat for Aston Villa with a groin injury while Mark Bunn also has a back issue. It is unclear at this stage if either will travel as Bruce claimed they would both be assessed today. Jordan Amavi will continue at left back should Taylor not return.Jordan Amavi could keep his place for Villa.

Scott Parker is expected to return for the home side after recovering from a back injury.Marcus Bettinelli is expected to continue in goals.

Match Facts

  • Fulham hasn’t lost both games against Aston Villa since 2009-10. Both sides were then Premier League sides.
  • The away side has only won 1 of their last 10 visits to Craven Cottage.
  • The last time there was a goal-less game at Craven Cottage was 123 games ago. Against.. Yes, you guessed it Aston Villa in 2011.
  • Steve Bruce’s men have lost their last nine games that they have played on a Monday. Their last victory came against Liverpool in 2009.
  • All time head to head record: Fulham wins 21. Aston Villa wins 22. Draws 22.

The Bookies

Home Win: 5/6
Away Win: 10/3
Draw: 3/1

First Scorer: Chris Martin 5/1, Jonathan Kodjia 9/2.

Ticket News

 

Villa has completely sold their allocation of 3,849 tickets. There is also expected to be many Villa supporters in the neutral section but it is unclear on the exact number.

Match Chat

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