Aston Villa v Bournemouth predicted lineups and match preview

Aston Villa

Aston Villa take on Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday...

To be played on Saturday 9th April 2016 at 15:00. Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham

Odds: Aston Villa 12/5, Draw 23/10, Bournemouth 6/5

Aston Villa can be relegated from the Premier League this weekend, as if they get a worse result against Bournemouth than Norwich get against Crystal Palace, they will be down.

Villa have been simply awful all season, and now 15 points adrift of safety, there appears to be no way back for the club as the Championship stares them in the face.

Interim boss Eric Black, who is in charge following Remi Garde's departure last month, saw his side lose 4-0 to Chelsea last weekend, and could make two changes to his side.

Right back Alan Hutton is suspended having been sent off against Chelsea, so Leandro Bacuna should come in, whilst Jack Grealish could start in place of Carles Gil.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth were also hammered 4-0 last weekend, as Manchester City steamrollered them at the Vitality Stadium.

Manager Eddie Howe will be without full back Adam Smith for this game, meaning Tommy Elphick will come in at centre back, and Simon Francis will switch over to play right back.

Benik Afobe will miss the game through injury, as will midfielder Harry Arter, as Howe looks to avenge his side's opening day loss to Villa.

Aston Villa predicted lineup

  • Brad Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Micah Richards
  • Jack Grealish
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Carlos S├ínchez
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Rudy Gestede
  • Jordan Ayew

Bournemouth predicted lineup

  • Artur Boruc
  • Steve Cook
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Tommy Elphick
  • Simon Francis
  • Eunan O'Kane
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Andrew Surman
  • Lewis Grabban
  • Max Gradel
  • Joshua King

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