Wolves vs Aston Villa
Sky Bet Championship
17.30 – Saturday 14th October 2017
Aston Villa will today make the short journey up the M6 to take on Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers which will be live on Sky Sports Football. Officially 2,687 will travel to Molineux.
Steve Bruce’s side is sitting just outside of the Playoffs in the seventh position. Villa has turned their season recently winning their last four Championship games, unbeaten in nine. In fact, Villa has only conceded one in in the last six games.
Wolves have enjoyed a very good start to the season and are just one point off top spot. They have only lost one in their last eight Championship games and have only three other teams in the division have scored more than them so far this season.
Jack Grealish and Henri Lansbury have both returned to training with Bruce claiming that they are both very close to a return.
Gabriel Agbonlahor is still struggling but Mile Jedinak and Andre Green are both making good progress but won’t be available for tomorrows game.
Wolves could welcome back midfielder Conor Coady who missed the 4-0 win over Burton through suspension. However, defenders Ryan Bennett and Willy Boly are still struggling with injuries and are unlikely to feature.
- Wolves won their first home game against Aston Villa last season since 1978.
- This is only the third time the two sides have met in the second tier (two being last season), despite meeting 107 times.
- Bruce has failed to win in his last five visits to Wolves (D1, L4).
- Albert Adomah has scored four goals this season despite only having five shots on target.
Aston Villa has sold out their full allocation for this fixture. Fans are advised not to travel without tickets.
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