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Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa
Sky Bet Championship
17.30 – Saturday 13th January 2018
The City Ground, Nottingham
Live on Sky Sports

Aston Villa will today make the short trip up the M1 to take on Nottingham Forest in the Championship which will be live on Sky Sports. 2,000 supporters will make the trip.

Steve Bruce’s team find themselves sitting 5th in the table following back to back wins against Middlesborough and Bristol City. Villa will be hoping to continue their change in form as they push for promotion.

Nottingham Forest will be full of confidence after their shock but deserved the 4-2 win over Arsenal in the FA Cup last weekend. On top of that, they appointed former Middlesborough manager Aitor Karanka as their new manager this week.

TEAM NEWS

Scott Hogan is available for Villa having recovered from an ankle issue. He has trained all week with no problems.

John Terry rolled an ankle on Wednesday so he will have a fitness test along with Mile Jedinak. Otherwise, Bruce has the biggest squad to choose from that he has had for a long time.

Forest will be without Joe Worrall who is suspended following his sending off in their 4-2 win over Arsenal last weekend.

Liam Bridcutt, Matt Mills and Daryl Murphy are all in contention to feature.

STATISTICS

  • Forest are undefeated in their last four home games at the City Ground against Villa (W3 D1).
  • If Villa wins they could achieve their first league double over the Reds since 1995.
  • Forest have failed to score in their last three league games, despite scoring 4 against Arsenal last weekend.
  • Robert Snodgrass has been involved in 9 goals (4 goals, 5 assists) in his last 12 appearances.

TICKETS

Aston Villa has sold all of their 2,000 allocated tickets and supporters are advised not to travel to the City Ground without a ticket.

LIVE MATCH CHAT

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PREDICTIONS

David Prutton: Forest 1-0 Aston Villa
Larry-AV: Forest 1-1 Aston Villa

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