Aston Villa vs Wolves LIVE: Dean Smith’s men looking to maintain their push for European football next season as they look to return to winning ways against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side
- Aston Villa are still in the hunt for European football as they host Wolves
- Dean Smith’s men will hope to recover after losing 1-0 to Sheffield United
- Latest Premier League news, including fixtures and results
- Premier League table – as it stands
Aston Villa will be looking to return to winning ways as they host Wolves on Saturday evening after a dismal loss to basement boys Sheffield United last time out.
Dean Smith’s side are enjoying a great season and are well in the hunt for European football next term but have suffered from some indifferent form of late – with two wins and two losses in their last six.
They’ll come up against a talented Wolves side who gave league leaders Manchester City a scare last time out, scoring an equaliser at the Etihad and pushing them close before eventually succumbing to a 4-1 loss.
Follow Sportsmail’s JEORGE BIRD for live EPL coverage of Aston Villa vs Wolves, including scoreline, lineups and build-up.
4 mins: Pedro Neto pushes forwards for Wolves and sends a ball in but Villa are able to clear the danger.
3 mins: Ollie Watkins goes for goal and strikes the woodwork. An early warning sign.
The game is underway.
The players are out on the pitch at Villa Park, with kick off rapidly approaching.
Dean Smith says Anwar El Ghazi is missing because of an infected toe.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo describes Willian Jose as a ‘hard worker’ and says that he expects good things from the forward today.
A win today would see Villa go level on points with Tottenham.
Wolves can go above Leeds and move into 11th place with a victory.
Wolves, meanwhile, make one change, with Willian Jose coming in for Ki-Jana Hoever.
Aston Villa are still without Jack Grealish, but Morgan Sanson starts.
18-year-old winger Jaden Philogene-Bidace is on the bench as he receives his first senior callup,
Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Moutinho, Neves, Otto, Traore, Willian Jose, Neto.
Subs: Ruddy, Hoever, Ait-Nouri, Silva, Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Kilman.
Aston Villa team: Martinez, Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Sanson, Traore, Watkins, Trezeguet
Subs: Heaton, Kesler, Engels, Taylor, Nakamba, J. Ramsey, Barkley, Philogene-Bidace, Davis.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of Aston Villa v Wolves.
Source: Read Full Article