Time to get that second win of the season
Tomorrow is sure to be an interesting game. You can see what Lambert wants us to do, and I’d love for it all to click tomorrow against his former side. We need to start scoring more goals, and while predicting a Lambert side is ridiculously difficult, I wouldn’t mind seeing Bannan come back in tomorrow, and hopefully improve the service to whoever starts up front.
Only a few of the Villa faithful have really started to panic yet, but a win tomorrow would be a massive result, especially when looking at some of the fixtures coming up next month.
Unibet have asked me to offer my views on Villa’s televised games, and here is all the news heading into tomorrow’s crunch game:
In a refreshing change from years gone by, Paul Lambert is quite happy to rotate his players as he sees fit, meaning it can be quite tough to predict a starting eleven. Barring a small number of long-term injuries, the majority of our squad is fit, although we do have some concerns at the back.
Regular centre-back Ciaran Clark suffered a knee injury while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, and his replacement Nathan Baker went down with a nasty looking ankle injury last time out at Fulham.
With Richard Dunne still out, that leaves Ron Vlaar as the only fit central defender in the senior squad, meaning Lambert might have to do a bit of tinkering.
It’s been a tough start to the season for the Villa, and it would have been nice to have more points on the board, especially considering we have consecutive games against Man United, Man City and Arsenal coming up next month.
We currently find ourselves one place above the relegation zone, and our lack of goals is a real concern. You can see what Lambert is trying to do, and it would be nice to see it all come together this weekend against his former charges.
It was one home win a piece last season against Norwich, so hopefully that tradition continues for this Saturday. Our 3-2 victory at Villa Park was remarkably the last time Gabby Agbonlahor scored at home, while the 2-0 away defeat on the last game of the season will mostly be remembered for both sets of fans cheering Paul Lambert’s name!
A few weeks later and Lambert was indeed our new gaffer, a decision the majority of Villa fans were very happy with. Although Lambert has played it down, his presence will add a lot of spice to a game that on paper, doesn’t look the most exciting.
For my three top bets, predicted side and predicted score, check out the rest of the article here (Unibet Fan vs Fan Preview)