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4-4-2 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Queens Park Rangers: Grabban And Hogan To Lead The Lines?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Aston Villa will entertain Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park on Tuesday night at the back of a brilliant 4-1 victory at home versus Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend. Steve Bruce will hope that his players can fight hard to try and get some favourable results going into the final stretch of the season. The Villans are still in contention of securing an automatic promotion back to the Premier League but are still four points behind second-placed Cardiff City with just 10 games remaining in this campaign.

The recent history of the fixture makes a grim reading for the visitors as the West Midlands outfit has secured three victories in their last three encounters with the Londoners. Steve Bruce is expected to opt for a 4-4-2 formation and might start Scott Hogan and Lewis Grabban once again to lead the lines for the Villans.

4-4-2 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup To Face Queens Park Rangers

Defence

Sam Johnstone will start in goal for Villa and might be protected by a back four of James Chester and John Terry in central defence while Ahmed Elmohamady plays at right-back and Neil Taylor operates on the left side of the backline. 

The Villans defence has conceded just one goal in their last two league matches and Villa boss Steve Bruce will be hoping that his backline can keep the Queens Park Rangers attack at bay on Tuesday night.

Midfield

Jack Grealish and Conor Hourihane could be deployed as the holding midfielders at the centre of the park. Hourihane got his name on the scoresheet against Sheffield Wednesday recently and will hope to repeat the feat versus QPR as well.

Albert Adomah might start on the left flank once again after his impressive showing versus the Wolves in his last league outing. Robert Snodgrass will look to cut in on his stronger left foot and create some chances while operating on the right side of the midfield. Snodgrass scored a goal against Sheffield Wednesday recently so he will be a threat to the QPR defence.

Attack

Scott Hogan and Lewis Grabban are expected to the lead the lines for the Villans up top. The duo are in a rich vein of form and will hope to get their names on the scoresheet when they lace up to face the Londoners on Tuesday.

Grabban found the back of the net against the Wolves on Saturday and will go into this clash full of confidence.

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