Aston Villa vs Norwich City – Perfect Preview – Facts, Stats, Teams & Predictions

Boxing Day football is the best part of Christmas, right?

Well, it could be if Villa can manage to fashion a much needed home win over Norwich at Villa Park.

After a collapse in recent form, including an alarming defeat to Southampton, Dean Smith really needs to dig in and start delivering results.

A home win would serve to reassure us ahead of an equally huge fixture against Watford.  A defeat?  Then we must really begin to wonder where the victories are going to come from.  A draw helps no-one.

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KEY FACTS

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  • McGinn is out injured with a fractured ankle.
  • Mings and Davis remain out and won’t feature at Villa Park.
  • Both sides are on 5 match winless runs.
  • Norwich have won just one of their last 13 fixtures.
  • Villa beat Norwich 5-1 earlier this season at Carrow Road.
  • Norwich haven’t won at VP in the Prem in 7 attempts.
  • Villa are on a 4 match losing streak.
  • Dean Smith has never lost 5 consecutive games in his career.
  • We have also lost 3 of our last 4 at home.
  • The Canaries haven’t won a point from a losing position this term.
  • Villa haven’t won on Boxing Day in 9 attempts.
  • Norwich Key Men: Todd Cantwell & Teemu Pukki
  • Jack Grealish has been directly involved in the most Villa goals.
  • League: Villa – 18th – 15 Points
  • League: Norwich – 19th – 12 Points
  • Kick off 3pm – 15:00 GMT
  • Predicted Villa Side: Heaton; Guilbert, Engels, Hause, Targett; Hourihane, Douglas Luiz, Nakamba; Trezeguet, Wesley, Grealish.
  • Predicted Norwich Side: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Hanley, Byram; Tettey, Vrancic; Buendia, McLean, Cantwell; Pukki.
  • Sources: BBCSky SportsSquawka

PREDICTION

Aston Villa 3 – 1 Norwich City

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