Predicted Everton XI to play Aston Villa

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

Everton travel to Villa Park just one point off the Champions League places after their weekend win at home to Hull City.

A run of four wins in five games has left them above ex-boss Moyes' Manchester United, but the Toffees will have to battle hard against an improving Aston Villa side on Saturday.

Defender John Heitinga has been ruled out with a groin injury, while midfielder Darron Gibson may not figure for several months after damaging his cruciate ligaments in the recent international break.

Steven Pienaar will be pushing for a starting place after scoring the winner with his first-touch against Hull, but it is possible he will again start on the bench after more than a month out before that game. The rest of the Everton team will likely be unchanged, with Romelu Lukaku again leading the line.

Predicted Everton XI:


Coleman    Jagielka    Distin    Baines

Mirallas    McCarthy    Barry    Osman



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