Tonight sees a massive game between ourselves and Leeds Utd. With a near full house expected the atmosphere should be electric under the lights.
Under Steve Bruce and to a slightly lesser extent RDM Villa Park is finally becoming a bit of a fortress for us. In fact we have won our last 5 home games which is unheard off for us. But let’s get things into perspective those games were against very poor opposition and they still managed to outplay us for long periods despite us eventually winning. On a positive note the win is all that matters and you could argue that under Bruce we are learning the dark art of winning ugly.
Tonight however, I think we will be found out. Leeds are on a roll themselves and despite both teams playing poorly at Elland Road they still turned us over 2.0 so they have learned how to win ugly themselves. Of course tonight Baker is back and hopefully Gollini will be on the bench. But despite us winning games I still have doubts about Bruce and the team in general especially in midfield where we are very weak.
Because of the above I’m afraid we will struggle tonight and even though I can see us putting in a decent performance I’d be amazed if we got anything more than a point which effectively is as bad as losing as we can still lose ground on the top 6. I’m torn between a draw and a Leeds win but think they will just shade it. Villa 1 Leeds 2 UTV