Predicted Aston Villa XI to play Everton

Match to be played on Saturday 26th October 2013 at 15:00. Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.

Aston Villa were competitive for long spells against Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday, and will hope to achieve a result as well as a performance as Everton visit Villa Park on Saturday.

Long-term injury victim Jores Okore remains out for Villa, meaning Nathan Baker is likely to continue in central defence. Leandro Bacuna will probably continue deputising at right-back, though Matthew Lowton made the bench in the last fixture, and could be pushing for a return.

Christian Benteke, so impressive after coming off the bench against Spurs, will surely start after a week of training. If he does, he will likely be facing compatriot Romelu Lukaku in Everton's attack. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in the battle of Belgium's two powerful target men, and the match may well be won or lost depending on who can influence the match more.

 Predicted Aston Villa XI:


Bacuna    Vlaar    Baker    Luna

  El Ahmadi  Westwood  Delph

Weimann    Benteke    Agbonlahor


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