Preview: Birmingham v Aston Villa

Points will be at a premium on Sunday when Birmingham host Aston Villa at St Andrews in the Second City derby. Gerard Houllier’s Aston Villa are languishing in the English Premier League relegation zone with just 21 points from as many games, although in their most recent match they enjoyed a 3-1 away win over Sheffield United on Saturday to book a spot in the fourth round of the FA…

January 14, 2011

Preview: Chelsea v Aston Villa

Chelsea will look to string consecutive wins together when they host Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues scored a desperately needed win over Bolton on Wednesday but it will count for nothing if the home side does not take all three points against Gerard Houllier’s men. The match will be no breeze for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, with Villa desperate for points given they are languishing in 15th…

December 31, 2010

EPL Preview: Aston Villa v West Brom

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James Morrison believes his side’s form has created a selection dilemma ahead of Saturday’s clash with Aston Villa. The Midlands derby could not have come at a better time for Roberto Di Matteo’s side, who dispatched fellow Championship promotions Newcastle 3-1 on Sunday, and Morrison said the Italian manager will struggle to include defender Youssouf Mulumbu, who is available after a two-match suspension. “The strength in…

December 9, 2010