Alright, let’s get something out of the way first: no matter how good this run is, we’re not talking about playoff scenarios...
...yet. We may get there. But not today.
Instead, let’s talk about winning for the sake of winning. Aston Villa are on a roll unlike anything we’ve seen in this decade. Seven wins in eight matches. Seven clean sheets. Goals in well, not abundance, but certainly enough. This has been fun. This has been amazing. And this should continue. Because that’s what we want.
Burton Albion have been pretty bad this season, but they’ve got two wins in their last four matches. And that follows a string of a win and four straight draws. So they’re not great, but they’re doing better.
Hopefully Villa can keep up what they’ve had. I’d like to talk about playoff scenarios, but at this point the only way we can do that is if Villa keep winning. So, yaknow, just do that.
Location: Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent, England
Kick-off time: 3 PM BST, 10 AM Eastern, 7 AM Pacific
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Aston Villa squad
Team news: Your starting XI for #BALAVL…— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) April 8, 2017
Subs: Bunn, Elphick, Bree, Gardner, Hourihane, Grealish, Hogan. #AVFC #BAFC pic.twitter.com/BUssnVdd8t
Burton Albion squad
Here's how #BAFC line up against Aston Villa at the #PirelliStadium in the Sky Bet Championship this afternoon.. pic.twitter.com/1WIDhxdKZc— Burton Albion FC (@burtonalbionfc) April 8, 2017