Aston Villa will entertain Everton at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon as they look to earn all three points at home. The Villans suffered a poor 2-0 loss away at Bournemouth last weekend. Hence, Steven Gerrard will be desperate to get a positive response from his players versus the Toffees so that his side can gain some momentum and move up the Premier League table.
The West Midlands club could set themselves up in a 4-3-2-1 formation and is expected to make a couple of changes for this clash. Both Ollie Watkins and Douglas Luiz might play from the start while both Jacob Ramsey and Danny Ings drop to the bench.
4-3-2-1 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup To Face Everton
Emiliano Martinez will feature in goal for the Villans after he shipped in a couple of goals versus the Cherries in his last league outing. Diego Carlos will resume his defensive partnership with Ezri Konsa at the heart of Gerrard’s defence. Their main focus would be to keep things solid at the back during the 90 minutes.
Matty Cash will retain his place at right-back while Lucas Digne hopes to catch the eye as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to express themselves in the Everton half.
Tyrone Mings and Kortney Hause will both be sidelined for this game due to injury. Otherwise, Gerrard has no fresh injury concerns to cope with this weekend.
Douglas Luiz, Boubacar Kamara and John McGinn will make up Aston Villa’s midfield as they try to dominate the battle at the centre of the park and engineer some decent opportunities for their teammates to find the back of the net.
Both Philippe Coutinho and Leon Bailey will operate as the attacking midfielders. The talented duo will have to carry most of the creative burden for the Midlands club in the final third.
Jacob Ramsey will have to settle for a spot on Gerrard’s bench but might come on to make an impact in the second half if needed.
Ollie Watkins will lead the charge for the Villans on the attacking end of the field. The English striker will be eager to get his name on the scoresheet so that he can earn more first-team starts in the coming weeks.
Danny Ings will drop to the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the latter stages if the Villans are in need of a goal by then.