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Aston Villa vs Norwich: Preview, team news, key facts, predicted lineup

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Norwich City could be the first side confirmed for the drop at the end of the season as they face Aston Villa in the gameweek 35 of the Premier League on Saturday.

Aston Villa came into the game after a 0-0 draw against Leicester City last time around in the league. The club is currently 15th in the Premier League table. They have picked up 37 points from 32 league games so far this term.

Aston Villa Premier League form: W L L L L D

While Norwich City came into the game after a horrendous 3-0 loss against Newcastle United. The club sit dead last in the Premier League table. They have picked up just 21 points from 33 league games so far this term.

Norwich City Premier League form: L L D W L L

The Norwich City faithful will be hoping that they can pick up a positive result and delay the inevitable drop at the end of the season. While Steven Gerrard will be hoping that his side can start picking up wins and end the season on a high.

Key facts

  • Aston Villa have won seven of their last eight league meetings against Norwich City.
  • Norwich are winless in their last eight top-flight league away meetings against Aston Villa.
  • The Villans have lost four of their last seven league meetings against sides sitting bottom of the league table.
  • The Villans are winless in their last five league games.
  • While Norwich come into the game on a two-match losing streak.

Team news

 Bertrand Traore looks set to be back with the side after his groin injury. While Morgan Sanson is ruled out of the clash. Kortney Hause is also ruled out of the clash due to injury. Lucas Digne is also ruled out, Ashley Young will likely retain his place as the left-back. Emiliano Buendia or Danny Ings will be pushing for a start after a 0-0 draw against Leicester last time around.

For Norwich City  Adam Idah, Ozan Kabak and Andrew Omobamidele are all ruled out of the clash. Lukas Rupp looks set to returning to the team after his injury setback. Joshua Sargent could also be back on back on the bench after one month on the sidelines.  Christoph Zimmermann is ruled out of the clash. Billy Gilmour is a major doubt ahead of the clash.

Predicted lineup

Aston Villa predicted lineup:

Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho

Norwich predicted lineup:

Krul; Aarons, Hanley, Gibson, Williams; Gilmour, Normann, Lees-Melou; Dowell, Pukki, Rashica

Aston Villa vs Norwich: Prediction

Steven Gerrard’s team will certainly be looking to get back to winning ways and facing the bottom side in the league could certainly be the perfect opportunity to turn things around. While Norwich will be playing for their pride with the drop inevitable now.

Prediction: Aston Villa 2:0 Norwich

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