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Match Pack: Aston Villa vs Wolves

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Match Pack: Aston Villa vs Wolves

Game Details

 

Game: Aston Villa vs Wolves

Date: Saturday 27th June

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Villa Park

Kick-off: 12:30pm

 

At a Glance

 

Aston Villa welcome Wolves to Villa Park in the Premier League’s only fixture on Saturday.

 

After fighting back to draw 1-1 against Newcastle on Wednesday, Dean Smith’s team go in search of three precious points against their Midlands neighbours.

 

A draw at St James’ Park left Villa 19th in the table, one point from safety with seven matches left to play.

 

Opponents Wolves are flying high and challenging for a Champions League spot, sitting in sixth place.

 

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side have won both of their matches since the top flight’s resumption, running out 2-0 winners against West Ham and 1-0 victors against Bournemouth.

 

Raúl Jiménez has netted in both fixtures, taking the striker’s tally to 24 goals in all competitions.

 

Head-to-Head

 

Aston Villa and Wolves have met on 127 occasions, dating back to their first game in 1886.

 

Villa have won 55 times, drawn 32 and lost 40 games against the Wanderers.

 

Team News

 

Villa boss Smith has Frederic Guilbert, Danny Drinkwater and Henri Lansbury available for selection once again.

 

The trio have been managing injuries at Bodymoor Heath but could feature against Wanderers on Saturday.

 

Wolves boast a clean bill of health heading to Villa Park, having come through their first two Premier League games since the resumption unscathed.

 

Former Villan Adama Traore has formed a great partnership with Jiménez and the pair look set to spearhead Wolves’ attack once again.

 

The Boss

 

"This is our fourth game in 11 days so it's going to be a tough one.

 

"[Raul] Jimenez is one of the signings of the season, a proper goalscorer and one of the best centre-forwards that I've seen in the league this season.

 

"Nuno has done an unbelievable job at Wolves and they deserve to be where they are at the moment.”

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 26th June 2020