Aston Villa vs Wolves predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Aston Villa host a Wolves side high on confidence and looking to increase the pressure on their rivals in the battle for a top four finish.

Nuno’s side are five points off Chelsea and a further point away from Leicester in third as they look to make a late dash to qualify for the Champions League.

Dean Smith’s side are still languishing inside the drop zone though, but a point at Newcastle has boosted confidence that they can pull off a great escape.

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It promises to be a crucial match to decide the outcomes at both ends of the table.

Here are the predicted line-ups for both teams.

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 12:30pm on Saturday 27 June at Villa Park.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Extra 1, coverage begins at 12pm.

What is the team news?

Frederic Guilbert is back from injury, while Danny Drinkwater and Henri Lansbury are also available for selection.

Pedro Neto is pushing for a start after impressing off the bench in both of Wolves’ games since the restart.

Predicted line-ups

Aston Villa: Nyland; Elmohamady, Hause, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane; El Ghazi, Samatta; Grealish

Wolves: Patricio; Boly, Coady, Saiss; Doherty, Neves, Moutinho, Castro; Traore, Jimenez, Jota

What are the odds?

Aston Villa: 18/5

Draw: 5/2

Wolves: 3/4

Prediction

Villa will be buoyed by their late equaliser against Aston Villa with Dean Smith’s side gradually building momentum after some positives against Sheffield United and Chelsea. Wolves will be desperate for a win to bolster their claims for a top-four finish though.

The quality of Adama Traore and the reliability and threat of Raul Jimenez inside the box gives Nuno’s side the edge here for us, with that extra bit of quality likely to tell over 90 minutes in a 2-1 victory.

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