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  • April 10, 2011
  • • 11:00 AM
  • • Villa Park, Birmingham
  • Referee: S. Attwell
  • • Attendance: 37090
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Premier League preview: Aston Villa - Newcastle United

Premier League preview: Aston Villa - Newcastle United

West Midlanders and their beleaguered French manager could be nudged nearer to the drop zone if they fail to beat the Magpies on home turf...

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Aston Villa: Friedel; Walker, Dunne, Collins, L Young; Downing, Reo-Coker, Makoun, A Young; Agbonlahor, Bent.

Newcastle: Harper; Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Enrique; R Taylor, Barton, Guthrie, Gutierrez; Ameobi, Lovenkrands.
DID YOU KNOW?
  • Aston Villa are only two points away from the relegation zone and only three points away from bottom place.
  • Gerard Houllier’s side have only lost four out of their 15 Premier League games at Villa Park this season.
  • Ashley Young is currently top goalscorer for Aston Villa, having claimed eight goals this season, six of which have come in the Premier League.
  • The Villans will be looking to claim their first victory in five games, with their last win coming at home to Blackburn in February.
  • Victory for Aston Villa could see them jump from 16th place in the Premier League to 13th
  • Newcastle United will be hoping for a repeat of their previous meeting this season, at St James' Park, when they routed Aston Villa 6-0.
  • The Toon Army return to the scene of one of their most disappointing days, when a Damien Duff own goal confirmed relegation for Alan Shearer’s side in 2009.
  • The St James' Park side scored four goals in their victory over Wolverhampton last week, having lost four goals to Stoke the week before.
  • Newcastle will be without the services of top scorer Kevin Nolan, who is serving the first game of a two-match suspension.
  • Alan Pardew’s side still have a number of injuries, with Leon Best, Hatem Ben Arfa, Alan Smith and Dan Gosling all still missing.
LAST MEETING



August 22, 2010: Newcastle United 6-0 Aston Villa

Andy Carroll became the hero of St James' Park as the striker hit a hat-trick in their first home game in the top flight after having secured promotion from the Championship. Kevin Nolan secured a double, with Joey Barton starting off the scoring, while John Carew missed a first half opportunity to put Villa ahead from the penalty spot.

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Players to watch

D. Bent

Position: Attacker

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J. Barton

Position: Midfielder

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Aston Villa

Newcastle United

Wins
0
3
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Aston Villa FC AST
Aston Villa FC Aston Villa
Draw
Newcastle United FC NEW
Newcastle United FC Newcastle United
56%
18%
26%

Top 3 Predictions

Aston Villa FC AST
2 - 1
Newcastle United FC NEW
Aston Villa FC AST
1 - 0
Newcastle United FC NEW
Aston Villa FC AST
1 - 1
Newcastle United FC NEW

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