Steve Bruce has named an unchanged side from the one that beat Barnsley 3-0 last weekend.
The claret and blues take on Nottingham Forest at 5.30pm.
Ahmed Elmohamady, James Chester, John Terry and Neil Taylor remain as the back four, while Conor Hourihane, Glenn Whelan, Albert Adomah and Robert Snodgrass make up the midfield.
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Keinan Davies – who scored his first senior goal last Saturday – starts again alongside Jonathan Kodjia up front.
Scott Hogan has recovered from the foot injury that forced him off against Middlesbrough in midweek, and Callum O'Hare wins a place on the bench following his impressive performance on Tuesday night.
ASTON VILLA: Johnstone; Elmohamady, Terry, Chester, Taylor; Snodgrass, Whelan, Hourihane, Adomah; Davis, Kodjia. Subs: Steer, Samba, Hogan, Onomah, Bjarnason, Hutton, O'Hare.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST: Smith, Mills, Traore, Bridcutt, Murphy, McKay, Brereton, Dowell, Darikwa, Bouchalakis, Worrall. Subs: Henderson, Lichaj, Mancienne, Osborn, Clough, Carayol, Cummings.