With only three games left, the Villans are just three points off the drop zone and will be looking to beat their local rivals to stave off the prospect of Championship football
Jones, Olsson, McAuley, Ridgewell
Brunt, Andrews, Mulumbu, Dorrans
Hutton, Cuellar, Dunne, Warnock
Albrighton, Bannan, Herd, N'Zogbia
Paul Scharner faces a scan to discover the full extent of the damage he sustained to his wrist in West Brom’s 1-0 win at Liverpool.
Meanwhile, the Baggies remain hopeful Marc-Antoine Fortune will recover from the hamstring problem that saw him miss the trip to Merseyside in time to face Villa, while Steven Reid (ankle), James Morrison and Zoltan Gera (both knee) are all unlikely to feature again this season.
Aston Villa's only long term absentee is Darren Bent who picked up an ankle injury in February that looks likely to end his campaign.
Gabriel Agbonlahor, who did not start against Bolton in midweek could feature at the Hawthorns, and Richard Dunne could return to the side after recovering from a dislocated shoulder. The game will probably come too early for Stephen Ireland (hamstring) and James Collins (groin), however
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Aston Villa will be looking for their first win since March 10 when they beat Fulham 1-0 thanks to a late Andreas Weimann goal.
- The Villans have gone their last seven games in the Premier League without victory.
- A win in this game would see West Brom reach a Premier League record 48 points.
- The Villans have dropped the most points from winning positions of any team in the Premier League this season (20).
- Villa have won just two Premier League games in 2012, only Wolves have won fewer. The visitors are 9/1 to win the game 1-0 with Paddy Power.
- Alex McLeish has won just nine of his 39 competitive games in charge at Villa Park.
- The last five encounters between these two sides have all ended with a 2-1 scoreline.
- Roy Hodgson has won seven and lost just two of his 10 Premier League matches against Aston Villa.
- Aston Villa still need to pick up six points from their remaining three games to avoid collecting their lowest tally of points in a PL season.
- Peter Odemwingie's (pictured right) goal against Liverpool means that he is the first West Brom player to reach 25 Premier League strikes for the club.