Sport Predicted Villa XI: Wolves (A)

19:10  12 october  2017
19:10  12 october  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Influential midfielder close to making return from injury

  Influential midfielder close to making return from injury Villa had a number of players out on international duty over the last two weeks, and their fans will be breathing a big sigh of relief as it seems that they have all returned to Birmingham with no big injury issues. However, what will perhaps please Villa fans even more is that it has been reported in the Birmingham Mail that they are close to welcoming back influential midfielder Jedinak from a long-term injury. The 33-year-old has played just 45 minutes for the club this season as he has been struggling with a groin problem, but, according to Steve Bruce, he is now making big strides in his recovery. He will be assessed ahead of Villa’s huge clash with Wolves on Saturday, but it is unlikely that he will be play any part at the weekend. However, he could be fit enough to get some game time against Fulham on the 21st October.

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Wolves won two consecutive games, including a win away at Newcastle, but followed those victories up with back to back defeats against Wigan and Norwich. Predicted Line-ups. Aston Villa starting XI Wolves starting XI .

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With the international break finished, our attention turns back to the Championship as Aston Villa head to the Molineux to play Wolves on Saturday evening.

Before the break for the World Cup Qualifiers, Villa had shot up the table thanks to a run of five wins and three draws in eight matches – they now sit just one point outside the play-off places and just four points off of an automatic qualification spot.

However, Steve Bruce and his team will know that they’re going to have to be at their very best if they hope to take all three points back to Birmingham. Wolves have been in great form as of late, and they currently sit in second place in the table, just a point off top spot.

Influential midfielder close to making return from injury

  Influential midfielder close to making return from injury Villa had a number of players out on international duty over the last two weeks, and their fans will be breathing a big sigh of relief as it seems that they have all returned to Birmingham with no big injury issues. However, what will perhaps please Villa fans even more is that it has been reported in the Birmingham Mail that they are close to welcoming back influential midfielder Jedinak from a long-term injury. The 33-year-old has played just 45 minutes for the club this season as he has been struggling with a groin problem, but, according to Steve Bruce, he is now making big strides in his recovery. He will be assessed ahead of Villa’s huge clash with Wolves on Saturday, but it is unlikely that he will be play any part at the weekend. However, he could be fit enough to get some game time against Fulham on the 21st October.

Villa picked up another three vital points at the weekend as they defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Villa Park on Saturday evening. This has consisted of 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. Here is our predicted XI for tomorrow’s game against Burton Albion

Although promotion is all that Villa are after this season, they will still not want to be dumped out in the first round of a competition that they have a proud history in – they have won this tournament 5 times, with only Liverpool having won it more. Here is our predicted Villa XI for Wednesday’s match

Villa’s line-up has been picking itself recently, but due to Neil Taylor’s suspension, Bruce is going to have to make at least one change.

Here’s our predicted Villa XI for Saturday;s clash with Wolves:

Everton monitor Wolves teenage fullback Ruben Vinagre .
Premier League side Everton are keeping tabs on Wolverhampton Wanderers fullback Ruben Vinagre, who is on loan from French Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco, as they look to provide some competition for the ageing Leighton Baines, according to a report from the Daily Mail. Vinagre has been in impressive form this season and has been the subject of interest from various Premier league clubs, with Everton said to be the most serious. Vinagre was mostly brought in to cover for fellow new signing Barry Douglas at left wing-back, but instead he has started six Championship games this season after putting in some wonderful performances. The 18-year-old Portuguese is criticised for being a bit light physically but has shown good technique and prowess going forward. He managed to find the back of the net in the 4-0 win over Burton Albion last month. Wolves will be hoping that Vinagre has enjoyed his time at Molineux enough to snub Premier League interest from Everton and stay with Nuno Espirito Santo, especially with Wolves aiming for promotion to the top flight this season. Everton left-back Baines is approaching his 33rd birthday and manager Ronald Koeman is keen to give him some competition for his position in the side after left-back Brendan Galloway joined Sunderland on loan.

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