Aston Villa will face Newcastle United as they make their trip to St. James Park this Saturday hoping to produce a similar result to their midweek clash. The Villans recorded an emphatic 4-0 win against Brentford, so they will be having some confidence coming into this weekend’s encounter against the Magpies.
Interim Manager Aaron Danks will probably set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation without making any changes to the starting XI. Danny Ings will continue to lead the charge against the opposition in the front while Emiliano Martinez keeps his place to operate in goal for his side.
4-2-3-1 Aston Villa Predicted XI Vs Newcastle United
As mentioned earlier, Emiliano Martinez will continue to function in goal for the Villans after keeping a clean sheet in his last outing. Tyrone Mings will operate alongside Ezri Konsa at the heart of Villa’s backline as the defensive duo look to keep the opposition at bay throughout the game.
Matty Cash will continue to operate as the right-back while Ashley Young hopes to put in an influential display as the left-back. Both of them will get forward to express themselves in the final third but will be required to keep their shape defensively.
Both Lucas Digne and Diego Carlos remain sidelined for this game as well as they continue to recover from their respective injuries.
Douglas Luiz and Leander Dendoncker will continue in the holding midfield positions as they focus on gaining more control over the opposition at the centre of the park. The midfield duo will also have to move the ball well and create some clear-cut chances in the final third.
Morgan Sanson and Marvelous Nakamba will have to be content with a spot on the bench as they wait for their chance to shine in the second half if needed.
Ollie Watkins, Emi Buendia and Leon Bailey will function as a part of Villa’s attack as they try to create some decent opportunities in front of the goal.
Danny Ings will get the chance to lead the line for the Villans down the middle. We can expect the former Liverpool striker to be hungry to get his name on the scoresheet again this weekend.
Philippe Coutinho and Jacob Ramsey will be named on the bench but might come on to influence the game in the latter stages of the game if the Villans are in need of a goal by then.