Match preview: Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday

After a disappointing midweek draw to Burton Albion, the Owls will be looking to get back to winning ways at Villa Park.

As mentioned, Wednesday picked up a point midweek at home to Burton Albion who will be much happier with the result. Two wonderful goals from Ross Wallace and Jackson Irvine saw the game finish 1-1.

Villa also had a disappointing result as they were defeated 1-0 by Huddersfield Town. Tommy Smith’s goal was enough to separate the sides at The John Smith’s Stadium.

The Owls haven’t visited Villa Park since 2001 when they won 1-0 in the League Cup. The reverse fixture of this game also ended 1-0 to Wednesday. Fernando Forestieri scored an 85th minute winner.

Aston Villa’s last five results:

Newcastle United 2-0 Aston Villa.

Aston Villa 1-0 Derby County.

Aston Villa 2-0 Bristol City.

Rotherham United 0-2 Aston Villa.

Huddersfield Town 1-0 Aston Villa.

Wednesday’s last five results:

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Wednesday.

Wednesday 1-2 Brentford.

Leeds United 1-0 Wednesday.

Wednesday 5-1 Norwich City.

Wednesday 1-1 Burton Albion.

TEAM PREDICTION: Westwood, Palmer, Sasso, Loovens, Fox, Wallace, Jones, Bannan, Reach, Rhodes, Forestieri.

SCORE PREDICTION: Aston Villa 3-1 Wednesday.


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