Preview: Aston Villa v Stoke City

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Aston Villa host Midland rivals Stoke City tomorrow at Villa Park which promises to be a complete bore fest.

Lets be honest, we are not exactly the most exciting team to watch this season under Alex McLeish, while Stoke have never been easy on the eye, unless of course you are a Stoke supporter.

Villa could take themselves 9 points clear from the relegation zone if they are able to beat a side who tend to do well against us, while Tony Pulis’s men will be looking to build on their first win in four when they beat Wolves in yesterdays evening kick off.

After picking up a point at Anfield, it seems the so called younger players are feeling confident after reading their posts on their respective twitter accounts.

The home side may not have the best home record in the league, but Stoke don’t exactly have an away record to fear, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the game did end up with another draw.

 

Team News

Aston Villa: Austrian Andreas Weimann could replace Emile Heskey after coming off the bench in that 1-1 draw with Liverpool following a week without training due to a ankle injury.

Gary Gardner will also be pushing for a start despite struggling with a virus.

Stoke City: Tony Pulis has stated that he will utilise his squad due to 2 games in 3 days so Andy Wilkinson will most likely start after pulling out of the squad that beat Wolves yesterday.

 

Quick Stats

Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.

Kick Off: 17:30 GMT

Tickets: £16 – £40 (More Information)

Last corresponding meeting:  Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 1

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