SPORTS: Relegation-threatened Aston Villa host wounded Wolves at Villa Park

SPORTS: Relegation-threatened Aston Villa host wounded Wolves at Villa Park

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Aston Villa vs Wolves
Villa Park, Birmingham
Saturday, 27-06-2020 @14:30pm
Ref: Craig Pawson

Villa are undefeated in the last four home meetings with Wolves in all competitions, winning two and drawing two. Wolves can win consecutive top-flight matches against Villa for the first time since 1962-63.

Aston Villa have no new fitness worries for Saturday’s visit of Wolves. Frederic Guilbert is available after injury, while Danny Drinkwater and Henri Lansbury may also be involved for the first time since the Premier League restart.
Wolves also have no new injury problems. Winger Pedro Neto will be hopeful of a starting spot having caught the eye as a substitute in Wolves’ last two matches.

Villa are without a win in seven league matches, drawing two and losing five. Their only victory in the past 10 league fixtures came at home to Watford on 21 January. Aston Villa have earned just two points from 15 league matches this season against the teams currently in the top half of the table. They have kept just one clean sheet in 12 Premier League games. Dean Smith’s side have only scored two goals in their last five league fixtures. Jack Grealish has failed to score in any of his last eight league appearances, and only provided one assist.

Wolves are on a seven-match unbeaten Premier League run, winning four, drawing three and keeping six clean sheets. They can equal the club Premier League record of three consecutive victories. Wolves can win three successive top-flight away matches for the first time since a run of five from February to April 1980. They can also keep four consecutive top-flight clean sheets for the first time since November 1981. Their tally of 49 points is the club’s best after 31 games of a Premier League season. Raul Jimenez has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season, more than any other Premier League player. He has scored four goals in his last five league appearances.

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