OVERALL: 1-2-1, 5 pts +-7 GD
LAST 5: L-l-D-L-W
OVERALL: 1-3-4, 6 pts -11 GD
LAST 5: W-L-L-L-D
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
- At some point in the near future, Aston Villa should probably consider scoring goals. To do that, they're going to need to figure out some way to get some decent service to the strikers. It's not coming through the middle, so wing play is once again of critical importance. Uh oh.
- Grant Holt is kind of old and kind of slow and kind of only good at one thing, but that one thing is scoring goals and scoring goals is kind of important. So, let's try to mark him and such.
- I genuinely believe that Karim El Ahmadi is a damned fine deep-lying metronome type midfielder, but for the life of me I don't know which of the central midfielder in Villa's squad are most well suited to play alongside him. How things line up in the center (and how things play out in the center) is something to keep an eye on.