Paul Lambert heads into the season finale in confident mood, insisting: "It's going to be one hell of a ride."
Lambert expects plenty of twists and turns before the end of the campaign, with Villa searching safety.
Lambert has been very happy with performances over the past few weeks and admits Villa would be sitting pretty in mid-table if they had finished games at Everton and West Brom better.
But he's confident results will come if they can keep up their dynamic displays.
He said: "There are 33 points available and that's a hell of a lot of points to play for.
"I've said before it's going to be one hell of a ride to the end of the season that's for sure.
"It's never a dull moment. It never ever is!
"There always seems to be one or two twists. Other teams can get caught up. There are things that will happen.
"It's frustrating for us because of the points we've dropped. We've been in strong positions when we should have seen games through.
"If we had done that we would have been sitting in mid-table. That's the reality of it.
"You are disappointed to be where you are but it's not as if I'm sitting here thinking 'I can't see what we are doing or where we are going.'
"If we keep playing the way we are playing, we will certainly more games than not.
"Sometimes you can hold your hand up when you've been beaten by better players and better teams.
"But there are games which I've been really frustrated and we should have had more points than what we've got. If we had done that, we wouldn't be in this position.
"Now, you either deal with it and meet it head on or you roll over and die with it. I always meet things head on. I do relish it.
"It's a great honour to be the manager of the club. It's a massive club with a great history.
"I've never been one to shy away from things."
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