Predicted Aston Villa and Sunderland line-ups

Match to be played on Sunday 28th December 2014 at 15:00. Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.

Aston Villa will be looking to return to winning ways on Sunday when they host Sunderland in the Premier League.

The Villans will head into the encounter at Villa Park on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Boxing Day.

Villa are currently 13th in the Premier League table with 20 points from 18 matches, five points above the relegation zone.

Sunderland, who find themselves placed 14th in the standings with 19 points at the moment, are considered by many as one of the favourites to down to the Championship at the end of the season.

The Black Cats defeated Newcastle United 1-0 at St. James’ Park last weekend, but they succumbed to a 3-1 home defeat to Hull City on Boxing Day.

Predicted line-ups:

Aston Villa: Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Vlaar, Clark, Cissokho; Delph, Sanchez, Cleverley; Benteke, Weimann

Sunderland: Pantilimon; Vergini, Coates, O’Shea, Jones; Cattermole; Alvarez, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson; Fletcher

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