Sport Predicted Villa XI: Nottingham Forest (A)

18:25  11 january  2018
18:25  11 january  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Forest sack Warburton after Sunderland defeat

  Forest sack Warburton after Sunderland defeat After one win in seven Championship matches Mark Warburton has been sacked by Nottingham Forest.Nottingham Forest have sacked Mark Warburton less than 24 hours after their 1-0 defeat to Sunderland at the City Ground

Nottingham Forest likely XI Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest : Prediction . Forest come into this game on a better run of form than Villa , but having the international break to get his team working hard on the training ground is likely to have boosted Di Matteo's side.

Aston Villa - Nottingham Forest H2H. Head to head statistics, goals, past matches, actual form for Championship. Below you will find a lot of statistics that make it easier Predict the result for a match between both teams.

Aston Villa v Peterborough United - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round © Mark Thompson/Getty Images Sport Aston Villa v Peterborough United - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round

Now that Aston Villa have been knocked out of the FA Cup, they can focus all their attention on earning promotion back to the Premier League at the second time of asking.

Bruce made 10 changes to the team that was eventually knocked out of the FA Cup by an impressive Peterborough side at the weekend, and he will make a lot of changes again for Saturday’s trip to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest.

Forest, who will be under new manager Aitor Karanka for the first time, have struggled in the league this season (they sit just eight points above the relegation zone), but they will be on a high after having knocked out Arsenal from the FA Cup on Sunday evening.

Arsenal predicted XI: Nottingham Forest (A)

  Arsenal predicted XI: Nottingham Forest (A) Arsenal travel to Championship club Nottingham Forest as they begin the defence of their FA Cup trophy having beat Chelsea in last seasons final. Arsenal have struggled on the road for large parts this season and this encounter will provide another tough test for Arsene Wenger’s men. The Gunners have got much bigger fish to fry this season but they will still name a strong XI in this match against the Championship side. Last time out Arsenal claimed a 2-2 draw against Chelsea at the Emirates thanks to a late Hector Bellerin strike which was much deserved and a vital result for the north London club ahead of another busy month which sees them also play in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Arsenal will ring the changes in this encounter but we’ve predicted how Wenger will select his team against Nottingham Forest.

Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa 2 - 12017/2/5 England - Championship. Millwall (home)1 - 02017/8/5 England - Championship. Nowgoal Prediction : Aston Villa to win / Over 2.75 goals.

Key Stat: The points difference between the teams in only 3; 36 for Aston Villa and 33 for Nottingham Forrest . Expert Verdict: A very interesting match is ahead of us, and it is surely not an easy one to predict . Nottm Forest likely XI . Goalkeeper:Henderson. Defenders:Rinillos, Fox, Hobbs, Lichaj.

Villa will be expected to come away with all three points and, if they do, they could find themselves sitting third in table if other results go their way as well.

Here’s our predicted Villa XI for Saturday’s evening kick off against Nottingham Forest:

Ross McCormack to fly back to UK for Villa talks .
Ross McCormack is set to fly back to the UK tomorrow and is expected to hold talks with Villa on a possible return. The Scot was sent on loan to Australian A-League side Melbourne City after a high profile bust-up with Villa boss Steve Bruce. Twitter: After a successful loan spell with Melbourne City, Ross McCormark is booked on a 6am flight back to the UK. Off to… https://t.co/zuSHf66Coo (@SimonPeach) McCormack was signed last summer for £12 million from Fulham. The Scot never really got going in a Villa shirt and was apparently very unfit. Steve Bruce dropped him from the squad in January for continually missing training. The 31 year old was then sent out on loan to Nottingham Forest, where he notched one goal against Norwich City. McCormack played two games in the Carabao Cup early in the season for Villa, before being sent out to Australia. The Scot rediscovered his eye for goal down under, scoring 14 goals in 16 appearances for Melbourne City. The Manchester City affiliate club are expecting an uphill battle to keep McCormack at the club, and expect him to make his return to Aston Villa.

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