Aston Villa vs Millwall
Sky Bet Championship
15:00 – Saturday 9th December 2017
Villa Park, Birmingham
Aston Villa will welcome Neil Harris and his Millwall team to Villa Park tomorrow when the two sides meet in the Championship.
Steve Bruces are currently on a four-match unbeaten run despite drawing against Leeds last time out. Villa dropped to fifth in the Championship and find themselves seven points outside the automatic spots so will be hoping to pick up maximum points at home.
Harris and his Millwall side and very hard to predict this season. They currently sit seventeenth on the table and look comfortable. They may fancy a late push for a playoff position but I believe they will be happy with a mid-table position.
Villa’s home form is quite impressive having only lost one in 10 at Villa Park while Millwall has failed to win on the road this season but have picked up five draws.
Villa finally has some good news on the injury front. Mile Jedinak, Scott Hogan and Gabby Agbonlahor have all returned to training and could all be available this week.
Jedinak was originally supposed to be out for a couple of months but the specialists have cleared him to play.
John Terry is expected to be back in the next “two weeks” providing he doesn’t break down.
Millwall will have Conor McLaughlin available who will return from suspension. Harris will have to decide whether to stick with Mahlon Romeo who impressed in the win over Sheffield United or bring McLaughlin back in.
Fred Onyedinma and Shaun Williams are both missing with the later close to a return but tomorrow has come too soon
- This the first league meeting between the two sides since 1989/90 season which Villa won 1-0.
- Aston Villa has won eighteen games in 2017, the most they have won in a calendar year since 2008.
- Millwall has failed to win back to back Championship games since August 2014.
- Steve Morrison has had more shots than anyone else in this division (44) and hasn’t scored. Que the goal against Villa tomorrow.
There are still tickets available with around 31,000 expected at Villa Park. Millwall will bring around 1,500 supporters with them.
Adults tickets are available from £20, Under 16’s from £5. Purchase tickets here.
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