Aston Villa vs Swansea Preview *updated*

Going into this game, the obvious first comment would be that Gary Monks Swansea are not going to roll over and be as easily defeated as Sunderland but they can be defeated…

Tim Sherwood has been great since his arrival and the toughest decision of the day is the choice between Bacuna and Hutton, a hard decision we have not had to make in a long time. My personal choice for the day would be Bacuna because I believe he is much more threatening on the attack (even though I have previously claimed that Hutton was our only threat in previous Lambert run games). Additionally, the part he played again Sunderland was overlooked by most pundits and papers a like; he really was the true star of the game and deserves another look in for that performance. Having said all of this, I can see us virtually sticking with the same 11, different bench.

In previous meetings, Swansea have definetly had the better over us winning 3, drawing 3 and losing only 1. We are however on home turf, full of confidence and looking a much stronger and composed side than in previous seasons. We have more to play for with relegation ever looming over the shoulder.

We have the potential to win 3 league matches in a row, a feat that we haven’t manage since 2010 and fueled by a double derby winner and a 4:0 mauling of Sunderland, we may just have the confidence to continue this streak and with Burnley beating Man City on the weekend, we need this win!

TEAM NEWS – Villa

Hutton & Grealish back in contention

TEAM NEWS – Swansea

Federico Fernandez returns from injury

My prediction is that there will be goals both ends, but Villa will do enough to take the 2:1 win through Agbonlahor and Sinclair.

 

UPDATE

I read an interesting theory earlier on in the week regarding Clark and his yellow card dibacle. He currently stands at 9 yellows which means his next one will lead to a 2 game match ban. This article suggested that todays game would be the best time for Clark to pick up lucky number 10 as it means he will miss Tottenham and United but be fit for the Semi Final. Clark has arguably been our best centre back this season and I have to somewhat agree with the theory. Thoughts?

 

54 Comments

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    #HELENIUS March 21, 2015 at 4:47 pm .

    Bacuna been caught out time and again!!! And that was crap by Clarke

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 21, 2015 at 4:53 pm .

      Can’t believe we lost it learnt nothing from Stoke game 2 points we could easily have got. Sherwood dosnt do draws its shit or bust with him which is why his win percentage was high at Spurs

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        #HELENIUS March 21, 2015 at 4:55 pm .

        Didn’t you say ud rather lose and go for it rather than sit back, play shit and win not so long ago?

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          Bum Bum March 21, 2015 at 8:05 pm .

          Correct chap!

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    #HELENIUS March 21, 2015 at 4:54 pm .

    So many chances, good chances too. One week you take them, the next you don’t, they joys of being Villa!!

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    Bill Pearson March 21, 2015 at 5:01 pm .

    All was crowing this morning , 4-0 3-0, told you the jury was out with me, we do not have men in our team ,Swansea knew how to play us ,we was poor today and today we needed to win.

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    westholmevillan March 21, 2015 at 5:02 pm .

    We are going down with this clown of a manager. That display is as bad as any under Lambert. Should have seen the game out at 0 – 0……..Dim Deadwood out!

    WTF playing Hutton LB……Bacuna should have switched to MF with Sinclair dropping to the bencb.

    The honeymoon period is over…….Baggies and Sunderland, just papering over the cracks against 2 dismal teams.

    Dim Deadwood, the new puppet for Randy to play with!

    Dim Deadwood OUT, OUT, OUT and take Randy with you!

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      Bum Bum March 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm .

      Troll. Nuff said.

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        pat57 March 22, 2015 at 12:00 am .

        Perhaps really its West Brom Villan? Certainly some vitriol there.

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    Mr_cheese March 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm .

    Sinclair was awful all gamE. Selfish in front of goal goal, scuffed most shots and lost possession time and again. Worst player on the pitch and really surprised he wasn’t subbed off at half time.

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      #HELENIUS March 21, 2015 at 5:14 pm .

      That shot he had when he could have put in Benteke for a tap in……..summed up his day. Although Bacuna was no better either, not surprised one bit the goal came from down that side

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        Bum Bum March 21, 2015 at 8:18 pm .

        Odd. Sky said the first half was a great attacking game of football from both sides. The second however…What a f**ker conceding in the dying minutes…

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    pat57 March 22, 2015 at 12:28 am .

    I said 3-0 to Villa and I was absolutely and totally wrong.
    However Villa still played better than under Lambert so lets get behind the team.

    We’ve got some hard fixtures coming up but what if we sneak a few points from them?

    Hope springs eternal and UTV

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