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Aston Villa 4 Wolves 1: Tim Spiers and Nathan Judah analysis

Aston Villa 4 Wolves 1: Tim Spiers and Nathan Judah analysis

Mark O'Haire previews the encounter. He is first-choice goalkeeper and will be guaranteed that, but if a Premier League opportunity arises, and Villa are not promoted, he may instead be keen to take up such a chance.

Cardiff held on, however, to secure their grip on an automatic promotion spot, while Birmingham remain in 22nd - two points adrift of safety. With one win from their past five matches and 10 games to play, the worry for Wolves is whether the wheels come off altogether.

Wolves were flying high at the top of the Championship at the start of the year and after a 3-0 win against Brentford, Nuno Espirito Santos' side were 11 points clear at the summit. By the time this game kicks off on Saturday, the gap could be just three points.

Influential midfielder RĂºben Neves will be welcomed back by the travelling side.




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Based on Bruce's pre-match comments, and the reaction to those, it could be a scorcher of an atmosphere at Villa Park on Saturday. Most recently coming off the back of last weekends season-best performance against the league leaders Wolves, Bruce's side managed to put four past their local rivals and carry on their fine run of form at Villa Park.

Considering Wolves [2.50] have only triumphed in four of their past nine, as well as three of their previous seven games as guests, there might be mileage in supporting Villa in the Draw No Bet market at [2.26]. While the Hoops now sit in 16th position and may hold a 13 point buffer over the Championship drop zone, the West London club have been unable to mount any kind of promotion push and find themselves 18 points adrift of the playoff positions. "It'll be interesting to see where they go in the next ten games".


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