In-form Aston Villa travel to Molineux to face 2nd place Wolverhampton Wanderers in the blockbuster Championship game of the weekend. The game is live on Sky Sports at 5.30pm.
Wolves are living up to their tag as one of the promotion favourites this season, sitting just one point off the top of the league. Aston Villa are just one place off the play offs in 7th place.
After suffering their first away defeat at Sheffield United (2-0), Wolves returned to winning ways in style by thumping Burton Albion 4-0. Wanderers are unbeaten in all but one of their home league games this season, with a solitary defeat against table toppers Cardiff City.
After a slow start to the season, Aston Villa are on a roll. They have won their last four and haven’t lost since the third game of the season. In their previous 2 away games they have been superb, beating Barnsley 3-0 and Burton Albion 4-0.
Connor Coady is available for selection again, after serving a one game ban for a red card he picked up in the defeat at Sheffield United. Defenders Ryan Bennett and Willy Boly are both unlikely to play, but are edging closer to a return to action.
Wingers Andre Green (hamstring) and Jack Grealish (kidney) are ruled out of Saturday’s encounter. Meanwhile, Mile Jedinak (groin), Keinan Davis (hip) and Henri Lansbury (knee) will face late tests, but Neil Taylor is suspended after a red card he picked up in the recent victory against Bolton. (Sky Sports)
HEAD TO HEAD
Wolves and Aston Villa have faced off 123 times since their first meeting in 1886. Villa have come out on top 53 times, with Wolves winning on 38 occasions. It wasn’t Wanderers who came out on top in their most recent meeting, winning by a goal to nil at Molineux in January. (11v11)
After Aston Villa’s recent resurgence, and Wolves’ consistently impressive form this is impossible to call. With the potent attacks of both sides, the side who’s defence copes the better will come out on top.
WOLVES 2-1 ASTON VILLA