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Will Emery Make Any Changes? | 4-4-2 Aston Villa Predicted XI Vs Nottingham Forest

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Aston Villa will take on Nottingham Forest as they welcome them to Villa Park on Saturday, hoping to take all three points from this contest. The Villans come into the match on the back of a 2-1 victory against Leicester City, so they will be confident of grabbing the win in this upcoming encounter.

Unai Emery will probably opt for a 4-4-2 formation and is expected to name the same starting XI for this home encounter. We can expect Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins to lead the line together while Emiliano Martinez operates in goal for this contest.

4-4-2 Aston Villa Predicted XI Vs Nottingham Forest


Emiliano Martinez will continue to function in goal for the Villans after conceding a goal in his last outing. Tyrone Mings will resume his centre-back partnership with Ezri Konsa at the heart of Villa’s defence as they try to keep the opposition at bay throughout the game.

Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 04: Bertrand Traore of Aston Villa celebrates on the back of teammate Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa after the team’s victory in the Premier League match between Leicester City and Aston Villa at The King Power Stadium on April 04, 2023, in Leicester, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

Ashley Young will continue to operate as the right-back, while Alex Moreno proves his worth on the other side as the left-back. Emery will ask both of them to defend their penalty box well and try to create some decent chances going forward.

Lucas Digne will offer cover for the defensive positions as they take a spot on the bench.


Douglas Luiz will anchor the midfield alongside John McGinn as they focus on dominating the midfield battle and creating some inviting chances for their teammates up top.

Emi Buendia will carry most of the creative burden for the West Midlands club on the left flank. Jacob Ramsey will try to give a good account of himself as a right-sided wide player. Both of them will need to work hard at both ends of the field if the Villans are to come out on top this weekend.

Boubacar Kamara remains sidelined due to their injuries, so the West Midlands club remains short on options in the midfield department.


Ollie Watkins and Leon Bailey will form a two-man strike team to lead the charge against the opposition on the attacking end of the field. Both of them would be eager to find the back of the net when they lace up to face off against the Nottingham defenders this weekend.

Bertrand Traore will have to be content with a spot on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the latter stages of the game if the Villans are in need of a goal by then.

4-4-2 Aston Villa Predicted XI Vs Nottingham Forest
4-4-2 Aston Villa Predicted XI Vs Nottingham Forest

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