Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Republic of Ireland have a daunting task at their hands if they are to qualify to the round of 16. The 1-1 Draw against Sweden and a 3-0 thrashing means that not only should Republic of Ireland beat Italy, Sweden must drop points against Belgium in order for them to have a realistic chance at qualification. However,  manager Martin O'Neil is unperturbed and believes that his side has all it takes to qualify for the next round. Team News Italy …
Aston Villa vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Aston Villa vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Tim Sherwood will take charge of his first march as Aston Villa manager on Saturday, and it's crucial that he starts with a positive result. Villa are currently 18th in the Premier League, and with only thirteen games left, a win could lift them above fellow strugglers QPR, Hull and Sunderland. A run of form between now and the end of the season could make the difference between who stays up, and who is demoted to the Championship. Stoke are …
Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

Aston Villa vs Leicester | FA Cup Preview | Stats & Key Men

If you believe everything you read, this would be billed as the match between two manager-less teams. Nigel Pearson was recently sacked, then hastily reinstated despite the media telling us otherwise. Paul Lambert of course wasn't awarded the same leniency, and bizarre rumours are now speculating that he actually asked to be sacked twice before finally being given the boot this week. If this were a Premier League tie, the stakes would be huge in the wake of the multi-billion …
Hull City Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Hull City Vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

After being on the verge of upsetting Premier League Champions Manchester City, Hull City host fellow struggler's Aston Villa on Tuesday. With 2 points and 2 spots separating them, the contest could in many ways play a crucial role in the on-going relegation battle. While Aston Villa have been poor over the last 2 months, they put up an impressive performance against Premier League leaders Chelsea and would be keen to build on that. Team News Hull City Hull City …
Aston Villa v Manchester City | Match Preview

Aston Villa v Manchester City | Match Preview

Manchester City won 5-0 in the reverse fixture at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season and Roberto Mancini will be hoping that his side are willing to show similar ruthless qualities in front of goal when they face Aston Villa away from home tonight.               Having seen results go against them over the course of the weekend, the stakes could not be higher for City. United are now 15 points clear at the top …