CONFIRMED: Aston Villa & Stoke City line-ups

Here is how Aston VIlla and Stoke City will line-up for this afternoon’s match at Villa Park...

Aston Villa Starting XI: Guzan, Bacuna, Bertrand, Westwood, Vlaar, Baker, El Ahmadi, Delph, Benteke, Weimann, Agbonlahor

Subs: Steer, Sylla, Holt, Clark, Albrighton, Bennett, Robinson.

Stoke City Starting XI: Begovic; Pieters, Shawcross, Wilson, Cameron; Arnautovic, Palacios, Whelan, Nzonzi, Odemwingie; Crouch

Subs: Sorensen; Muniesa, Guidetti, Shea, Wilkinson, Shotton, Ward

Midtable sides Aston Villa and Stoke City will be looking to move one step closer to Premier League survival in today's game at Villa Park.

Both sides sit on 34 points, nine points clear of the drop zone, and two more wins for either side would surely see them safe for another season.

Villa are looking to build on last week's outstanding 1-0 over Chelsea by picking up another win today, which would be the first time the Villains have won three consecutive home Premier League games since 2007.

Their chances today are boosted by Stoke's terrible away record, which has seen the Potters win just once on the road this season, as well as the fact that Stoke have kept just one clean sheet in the last 14 games.

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