I know what you're all thinking. Calling any game a game Villa should win, or a game Villa must win, or really any combination of the words "Villa" and "win" is just tempting fate. But I don't believe in fate, I don't believe in jinxes, and while I do believe in temptation my previously stated disbelief of the concept of fate should eliminate it from the list of things I think can be influenced by it. So, here goes: I think Aston Villa really, really need to win this game. Moreover, I think they will, because Sunderland is a much worse team. Their most dangerous scoring weapon has scored zero goals in ten games so far, their back line looks solid on paper but has allowed 24 goal through 12 games, and though I believe Gus Poyet is a very good manager that is going to accomplish some pretty impressive things by the time his career is done, I don't think he's quite so gifted as to be able to turn this thing back in the right direction for at least another couple of months.
But, as always, we shall see! The good news (for me at least) is that you've got to have one hell of an arm to hit me with an egg thrown all the way from Birmingham if it turns out I was wrong. Of course, should you manage to succeed in your aim, the velocity would almost certainly kill me. Are you really willing to take that chance?