Sky Sports pundit confident home form will see Aston Villa to victory against Cardiff

Aston Villa fans before the match

David Prutton believes Villa's excellent start under Steve Bruce will continue on Saturday.

Aston Villa's Ross McCormack celebrates scoring their first goal

Pundit David Prutton has predicted for Sky Sports that Aston Villa's excellent home form will see them extend their unbeaten start under Steve Bruce to seven games with victory over Cardiff City on Saturday.

Villa are on their longest undefeated run for five years since appointing Bruce as Roberto di Matteo's replacement in October.

Wins against Reading, Fulham, and Blackburn Rovers and draws with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City, and Brighton & Hove Albion have lifted last season's Premier League bottom club to 16th in the Championship table, just five points off a play-off spot in a league which is already remarkably tight.

One big positive constant for Villa this term has been their home form. In front of their own fans, they are unbeaten in eight games, and have scored two-thirds of their total goal tally.

After an impressive draw in a tough trip to Brighton last week, Villa will look to secure a third win in a row at Villa Park when they host struggling Cardiff on Saturday.

Former midfielder Prutton believes that the return to home turf will see Bruce's side get back to winning ways.

Aston Villa's Rudy Gestede celebrates scoring their second goal

He wrote for Sky Sports: "Villa are on their best unbeaten run in five years, which is flabbergasting.

"Even though Cardiff got a win against Huddersfield last weekend I think Villa will be too strong for them here, and their home form has been the one constant this season. I'll go for a Villa win."

Villa and their supporters will be desperate to keep the ball rolling by continuing their impressive recent form.

Their change in fortunes has been hugely encouraging, and with just 16 points separating third and 23rd positions, momentum will be key to any possible promotion push.

Aston Villa fans reacts after Ross McCormack hit the post

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