Predicting the results of Aston Vila's first six Championship matches

New manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conference

Aston Villa take on Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham United, Huddersfield Town, Derby County, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest in their first six matches.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo poses after the press conference

With Aston Villa’s Championship fixtures coming out earlier today, we predict the results of their first six matches.

Sheffield Wednesday (away) - Lose

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal

Wednesday away is a tough opening fixture for Aston Villa. The Owls had a strong record at Hillsborough last campaign, and Roberto Di Matteo’s side will do well to avoid defeat in Yorkshire.

Rotherham United (home) - Win

Villa will be heavy favourites to beat Rotherham in front of their own fans, and they should do so.

Huddersfield Town (home) - Win

The Claret and Blues should also feel confident of victory against Huddersfield.

Derby County (away) - Lose

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Villa’s second tough away game in the space of a month, the Midlands side will once again do well to avoid defeat.

Bristol City (away) - Draw

Bristol City finished last campaign strongly, and Villa are unlikely to enjoy a trip to Ashton Gate.

Nottingham Forest (home)

Villa have another opportunity to get three points in front of their own fans against Forest, and they should have enough quality to do so.

Points: 10 from 18

Villa start their season with three very tough away games, but they should feel confident of picking up maximum points at home.

General view of Paper planes on the pitch thrown by Aston Villa fans in protest - Villa Park

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