Manchester City have dominated English football for many seasons now, whilst Villa have been dormant in the Championship for the past three seasons we’ve not had the novelty of visiting stadia in the form of the Etihad or the (dis)pleasure of pitting our wits against the greatest manager in world football, with arguably the best team in Europe. Read More »
I don’t like Norwich City Football Club. That’s probably not the best way to start but it’s true and it’s hard to put my finger on the exact reason. My first trip to Carrow Road was in May 2012 – the Alex McLeish season – and apart from the night out before when I was technically underage, the game was awful.
Aston Villa head into the Burnley game with it a must-win home match against a relegation rival.
Coming into Saturday’s fixture against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, Aston Villa lie a point behind their hosts in the Premier League table.
Both sides managed wins in the last round of fixtures; Villa beating Everton 2-0 at Villa Park while Palace damned Manchester United to a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford. Villa – the away side – may carry more form into the game however after a routine 6-1 Carabao Cup win over League Two side Crewe Alexandra while the Eagles fell on penalties to another League Two side in Colchester United.