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 Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Players and Stats

Aston Villa v Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Players and Stats

The Premier League is finally back and on Monday night, we will see high flying Saints travel to the Midlands to face Aston Villa at the famous Villa Park to resume their fantastic run so far in the competition. Aston Villa, on the other hand, have had a typical season so far, flattering to deceive, picking up just 1 point of a possible 21, with a goalless draw against West Ham away from home before the start of the international …
Aston Villa vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Aston Villa vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Villa play yet another game against one of the top teams in the Premier League in the form of Man City this weekend. After games against Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea, Paul Lambert’s men will have faced all of the top four from the last campaign in consecutive matches. Man City will hope to register another away win after dispatching Hull, eventually, in their last match. Aston Villa will have been dreading this run of fixtures when they were announced but …
Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Players

Everton welcome Aston Villa to Goodison Park on the back of a devastating 4-0 loss in the Merseyside Derby on Tuesday night. With that result, Everton sit in 6th place, two points ahead of Man Utd, one point off Spurs and now four off their local rivals Liverpool. The race for a Champions League place is becoming more intense by the week and The Toffees will feel they need the win in order to keep up with the teams above. …
Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool 2 Aston Villa 2 | Post-Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa came to Anfield and put in a strong performance right from the off, however only doing enough to earn a draw when they may have been four or five up by half-time. Liverpool's abysmal first half added further misery to their recent outings in this fixture. At Anfield last season Aston Villa sat back in a 3-5-1-1 formation, with Andi Weimann slightly behind Benteke. They invited Liverpool into their trap and proved to be explosive on the counter-attack, …
Tactical Analysis: Aston Villa Sit Back and Counter to Defeat Liverpool

Tactical Analysis: Aston Villa Sit Back and Counter to Defeat Liverpool

Aston Villa got a deserved win by exploiting Liverpool’s major weakness this season – defending the counter attack. It was a backs to the wall display from a young Villa side, who played with a back 5 to help get numbers behind the ball and prevent Liverpool’s attacking players from finding space. Liverpool’s Fullbacks Find the Ball [caption id="attachment_23509" align="alignright" width="195"] Formations[/caption] With Villa’s formation and deep block, Liverpool’s fullbacks frequently saw the ball. Stewart Downing and Glen Johnson attempted …
EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week | Premier League Match Day 11

EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week | Premier League Match Day 11

Welcome to the EPLIndex Statistical Team of the Week! Another exciting week comes to an end and it's time I got to work and give you the Team of the Week. I've opted for a 3-4-3 formation and here's why..   Jaaskaleinen [Clean Sheet + Saves] Jaaskaleinen managed to make 8 saves against the likes of Demba Ba and Cisse and help West Ham get away from the St James Park with all the 3 points! Morrison [Clean Sheet + Defending] …
Aston Villa 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

Aston Villa 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

Manchester United left Villa Park with a win in a game that exploded into life as half time approached. A game in which Lambert was initially the more tactically astute manager but his side were unable to hold onto their lead with Ferguson, as he has so often done, making a very useful substitution to alter the dynamic of the game. Line Ups Paul Lambert made one change to the side which had defeated Sunderland away. With Bennett out, Enda …
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