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Aston Villa vs Norwich City
EFL Championship
15.00 – Saturday 19th August 2017
Villa Park, Birmingham

Aston Villa will play hosts to Norwich City tomorrow in the Championship as Steve Bruce’s men continue to look for their first win in the league this season.

An opening day draw to Hull City followed by defeats to Cardiff and Reading have left the natives restless with some already calling for the managers head so the pressure will be well and truly on for the home side.

Norwich, on the other hand, has picked up 4 points from a possible 9 so far this season and new manager Daniel Farke will be looking to take advantage of the current situation at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa vs Norwich City

TEAM NEWS

Aussie midfielder Mile Jedinak returned to training at the beginning of the week and Steve Bruce is positive that he could feature.

Scott Hogan picked up an ankle injury in the midweek defeat to Reading and joins a growing list along side Jonathan Kodija (broken ankle) and Jack Grealish (kidney).

Ahmed Elmohamady will be assessed after having 30 stitches in his mouth after an injury he picked up last weekend against Cardiff. Keinan Davis and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy could feature.

The Canaries expect Ivo Pinto to be fit after the right back played for 60 minutes in the week.

Timm Klose (muscle), Harry Toffolo, Louis Thompson (Achilles), Tom Trybull, Marco Stipermann and youngster Jamal Lewis (knee) will all be unavailable.

STATISTICS

  • Aston Villa is unbeaten at Villa Park in eight games against Norwich.
  • The last time Norwich won at Villa Park was in 1992 with a 3-2 victory.
  • Aston Villa has won one of their last nine league games, against Birmingham City.
  • Norwich has only won two of their last eighteen away games (D6, L10).

TICKET INFORMATION

There are still tickets available with around 31,000 expected at Villa Park.

Adults tickets are available from £20, Under 16’s from £5. Purchase tickets here.

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PREDICTIONS

Larry: Aston Villa 1 Norwich 0
Gaz: Aston Villa 0 Norwich 2
Rawley: Aston Villa 2 Norwich 0

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