Barclays Premier League
Villa have made two changes for today's Barclays Premier League clash against Cardiff.
Libor Kozak and Aleksandar Tonev come into the starting line-up in place of Matt Lowton and the injured Andreas Weimann.
Paul Lambert looks set to revert to a back four with Leandro Bacuna and Nathan Baker occupying the full-back positions.
There is a place on the bench for 18-year-old Callum Robinson, who scored a hat-trick in Monday's U21 game against Newcastle.
Cardiff have made one change from their South Wales derby win over Swansea last Sunday.
Aron Gunnarsson comes in for former Birmingham City midfielder Jordon Mutch.
Ex-Villa star Peter Whittingham takes his place in the Bluebirds line-up.
VILLA: Guzan, Bacuna, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Sylla, Tonev, Benteke, Kozak. Subs: Steer, Helenius, Herd, Bowery, Lowton, Johnson, Robinson.
CARDIFF: Marshall, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Whittingham, Medel, Odemwingie, Gunnarsson, Cowie, Theophile-Catherine, Bellamy. Subs: Lewis, Hudson, Campbell, Kim, Noone, Mutch, Maynard.