Oh thank God, we've finally got football back. And it's two-for-one!
Just The Facts, Please
Form (Last 5, most recent first): W D L L D
Results Last Week: None, because the EPL schedule is terrible
- First Team:
at West Bromwich Albion (EPL) - Monday, November 25, 2000 GMT, 1500 Eastern
Sunderland (EPL) - Saturday, November 30, 1500 GMT, 1000 Easter
Tracking Villa's Progress
A look at how Aston Villa are doing compared to corresponding fixtures from last season. For a more full explanation of the corresponding fixtures table, see here.
|∆ Scored||∆ Allowed||∆ Points|
If Villa can win, they'll pick up two more points on where they were at this point last year. Let's win, Villa. Please?
- Later today, Aston Villa will travel to West Brom with dominance of the midlands on the line. You may remember last year's match un-fondly. With Villa in the bottom three, they took a quick first-half lead thanks to goals from Christian Benteke and Gabby Agbonlahor. Then they gave up two second-half goals to Chris Brunt and Peter Odemwingie. Odemwingie's was a killer, since it came in the 86th minute, stealing two points from a reeling Villa.
- Hopefully this year will be different. Villa are looking better on the injury front, with only Gary Gardner, Joe Bennett and possibly Agbonlahor slated to miss the match.
- And then, after a couple of weeks without a match, Villa get to turn around and face Sunderland at Villa Park on Saturday. You may recognize Sunderland as the team who have inhabited the bottom of the table for most of the season. In six away matches this year, Sunderland have drawn once, lost five times, and allowed fourteen goals (as opposed to two they've scored). In other words, any result except a win will be a massive disappointment.
- So, you know. No pressure this week.
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