Confirmed: Aston Villa v Sunderland line-ups

Aston Villa and Sunderland will face each other at Villa Park in the Premier League this afternoon…

Aston Villa will be looking to pick up all three points in the Premier League this afternoon, when they take on Sunderland at home.

The Villans will head into the match at Villa Park in confident mood and will fancy their chances against struggling Sunderland.

Tim Sherwood’s side will head into the match on the back of a 5-3 home win against Notts County in the second round of the League Cup.

Villa are 14th in the Premier League table at the moment, having picked up just three points from as many games.

Meanwhile, Sunderland are currently second from bottom in the league table with just one point from their opening three matches.

The Black Cats will head into the game on the back of a 6-3 victory over Exeter City at the Stadium of Light in the second round of the League Cup.

It promises to be an exciting game at Villa Park, and this is how Villa and Sunderland will line up:

Aston Villa XI:

Sunderland XI: Pantilimon, Jones, van Aanholt, O'Shea (c), Kaboul, Cattermole, M'Vila, Rodwell, Lens, Defoe, Graham

Subs: Larsson, Toivonen, Coates, Fletcher, Watmore, Gooch, Mannone

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