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Pundit backs Aston Villa to struggle against Preston; ignore him for 21/20 cracker

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Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Preston North End to put another dent in Aston Villa’s promotion hopes on Tuesday.

Villa dropped to third in the table after losing 2-0 at Fulham on Saturday, while North End are just outside the play-off places following a 1-1 draw at home to leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Aston Villa tipped to secure 9/1 promotion boost at Fulham, but 12/5 wager looks better

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David Prutton has tipped Aston Villa to continue their excellent run of form with a victory at Fulham on Saturday.

Seven wins in a row has taken Villa up to second in the Championship, 12 points behind Wolverhampton Wanderers with 15 games to play.

Fulham are currently fifth in the table, seven points behind Villa having gone nine league games without defeat, but the Sky Sports pundit believes the Midlands side will nick a 1-0 win this weekend (9/1 with Sky Bet).

Pundit backs Birmingham City to put the brakes on Aston Villa, but 8/11 home win appeals

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Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton believes Birmingham City can dent Aston Villa’s promotion hopes this weekend.

Villa have won six in a row in the Championship and are just a point behind second-placed Derby County, while Birmingham have lost just one of their last six league games and they can be expected to make things difficult for their local rivals on Sunday.

12 goals this season: Aston Villa agree deal to sign experienced Championship star

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Aston Villa have agreed on a deal to sign the Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Grabban.

The 30-year-old midfielder is set to complete a loan move to the Championship.

As per Sky Sports, the player is currently undergoing his medical and the move will be completed before tonight’s 11 pm transfer deadline.

Aston Villa in talks to sign defender this week, debut possible vs Sheffield United

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Aston Villa are looking to sign the highly rated Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe in January.

According to reports, the Championship outfit are keen on completing the deal quickly so that the player can make his debut against Sheffield United next Tuesday. The deal could be completed within this week.

Aston Villa tipped to deliver 11/2 bookie-basher against Barnsley

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Aston Villa host Barnsley on Saturday aiming to boost their hopes of securing a top two finish in the Championship.

Villa head into the game six points behind second-placed Derby County with a game in hand after picking up nine points from their last three league games.

Former Leeds United midfielder David Prutton strongly fancies Villa to extend their winning run and has tipped them to record a 2-0 victory (11/2 with Sky Bet).

Championship expert eyeing 30/1 cracker as Nottm Forest take on Aston Villa

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David Prutton is backing Aitor Karanka to make a winning start as Nottingham Forest’s new manager.

The two sides head into the game on the back of two very different results in the FA Cup last weekend.

Forest defeated Arsenal, while Villa crashed at home to Peterborough, and Prutton has tipped Kieran Dowell to grab the only goal of the game to pile even more pressure on visiting boss Steve Bruce (30/1 with Sky Bet).

Tottenham want 19-year-old £10 million winger, Bournemouth also eyeing move

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Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a mover for Aston Villa winger Andre Green.

The 19-year-old has also been watched by Bournemouth this season, with the England U20 international tipped for a big future in the game.

Green started the season in the first team but suffered a serious hamstring problem at the start of September, forcing him to undergo surgery that kept him out for three months.

Pundit fancies Pulis to make winning start; 5/1 for promotion looks tempting

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Championship pundit David Prutton has tipped Middlesbrough to secure a winning start to Tony Pulis’ reign as manager this weekend.

Boro head into Saturday’s home game against Aston Villa lying 7th in the table, three points behind the play-off places.

The former Leeds midfielder is backing the home side to put pressure on the teams above them with a 2-1 victory over Steve Bruce’s side (8/1 with Sky Bet).

Championship pundit eyeing ambitious 50/1 Aston Villa punt, but 11/10 banker is the call

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David Prutton believes Aston Villa could suffer another blow to their promotion hopes against Sheffield United on Saturday.

Villa’s 2-0 defeat at Derby County last weekend left them 10 points adrift of second-placed Cardiff City in the Championship and Prutton is backing them to have more problems against the Blades.

Huge blow for Aston Villa, West Ham lining up a move for highly rated Championship star

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West Ham United are interested in the Manchester United keeper Sam Johnstone.

The 24-year-old has impressed during his loan spell at Aston Villa and the Championship outfit are keen on signing him as well. Manager Steve Bruce has expressed his desire to sign Johnstone on several occasions this season and it will be interesting to see what happens in January.

Bruce wants highly rated midfielder in January, Aston Villa have this crucial advantage

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Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic is expected to go out on loan when the transfer window reopens in January.

The 21-year-old midfielder has not had too many first-team opportunities this season and a loan move would be sensible right now.

Grujic joined the Reds for a fee of £5.1million from Red Star Belgrade in January 2016 and he has made just one start for Liverpool so far this season.

Championship pundit eyeing 14/1 return from Derby vs Villa game but value lies elsewhere

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David Prutton believes Derby County or Aston Villa could seriously boost their hopes of promotion with a victory when the two sides meet at Pride Park on Saturday.

Derby are currently fourth in the Championship, six points behind second-placed Cardiff City.

With Villa just a point adrift of the Rams in fifth, the former Leeds midfielder can’t separate the two teams and is backing the game to finish as a 2-2 draw (14/1 with Sky Bet)

“Now this is a big game!

17 goals this season: Bruce eyeing prolific forward, he could take Villa to the Premier League

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Aston Villa are keen on improving their attacking options when the transfer window opens in January.

The Championship outfit are keeping tabs on the highly rated Jack Marriott if reports are to be believed. According to Daily Mail, the Peterborough forward’s excellent form has attracted the interest of QPR and Sunderland as well.

Steve Bruce reveals transfer plan, says club will do their best to sign Championship star

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Aston Villa are desperate to sign Sam Johnstone from Manchester United on a permanent deal.

The highly talented shot-stopper has been a key player for Steve Bruce at Aston Villa and the Championship outfit are ready to make the loan move permanent now.

Johnstone has conceded just 18 goals in 20 appearances for Villa this season.

Steve Bruce comments on player's 'ludicrous situation', Aston Villa should sign him in January

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has hit out at Premier League giants Liverpool for their misuse of Dominic Solanke.

The former Chelsea youth star has rarely played for the first team this season and Bruce believes that these players should be allowed to play regularly in the lower leagues.

The 20-year-old forward, who was handed his senior England debut against Brazil earlier this month, has played just 84 minutes in the Premier League so far.

This player should wave goodbye to Stoke; would be great for Aston Villa, Leeds or Middlesbrough

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Stoke boss Mark Hughes says he is is ready to offer a new contract to Peter Crouch.

In the words of The Courteeners – what took you so long?

The former England striker is Stoke’s top scorer with four goals in all competitions, despite spending much of the season warming the bench.

Aston Villa tipped to boost promotion hopes with 7/1 return against Ipswich

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Championship pundit David Prutton has backed Aston Villa to boost their promotion hopes with a victory over Ipswich Town on Saturday.

Villa’s 2-1 success over Sunderland on Tuesday left them fourth in the table, five points behind second-placed Cardiff City.

Prutton has tipped Steve Bruce’s side to repeat that scoreline (7/1 at Sky Bet) this weekend.

Aston Villa lining up January move for former Leeds target, he would be a terrific addition

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Aston Villa are looking to add their squad during the January transfer window and it seems that the Bologna defender Filip Helander is a target for Steve Bruce.

According to reports in Italy, Aston Villa are lining up a move for the 24-year-old defender.

Helander has been linked with a move to Leeds United in the past but the Whites never quite managed to secure his services.

Steve Bruce confirms 'huge blow' after Sunderland win, Villa star ruled out for several months

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that Jonathan Kodjia is set to undergo an ankle surgery and he will be ruled out for several months.

Kodjia picked up an injury playing for Ivory Coast during the international break.

Major blow for Bruce, Aston Villa could lose key star in January because of this contract clause

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Aston Villa could lose star goalkeeper Sam Johnstone during the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old has been sensational under Steve Bruce this season and West Brom are lining up a move for him.

According to reports, Manchester United have an option to recall the player from his loan spell in January and if West Brom submit a concrete offer for him, a transfer is very much on the cards.

Aston Villa star sends out important message on social media, the fans will be delighted

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Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has confirmed on his Instagram account that he will return to action soon.

The 31-year-old forward has been sidelined with a calf injury but he is back exercising on a bike now and he should return to full training soon.

Agbonlahor has missed the last two months with injury and his return could not have been timed better.

11 goals this season: Aston Villa looking to sign prolific forward, January bid already lined up

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Aston Villa are looking to add to their striking unit and the Championship outfit are thought to be keeping tabs on the Scottish forward Connor Shields.

Shields has been in fine form for Albion Rovers this season and he could be an interesting addition to Steve Bruce’s side.

As per reports, Villa are lining up a January bid for the player.

Explosive PL midfielder wants to play for Steve Bruce, eyeing Aston Villa move in January

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Newcastle United midfielder Mohamed Diame is frustrated with the lack of regular first-team football and he is keen on a move away from the club.

According to Daily Mirror (via HITC), the combative box-to-box midfielder is eyeing a reunion with former boss Steve Bruce.

It will be interesting to whether Aston Villa make a move for the Premier League midfielder in January.

Villa boss Steve Bruce brands Birmingham City as ‘absolute giants’ after 0-0 draw

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Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has given his verdict on the 0-0 draw against local rivals Birmingham City in the Championship at St. Andrew’s on Sunday.

Villa hit the crossbar twice late in the game but unfortunately for Bruce, the game ended in a stalemate. The draw puts Villa at sixth on the table, seven points behind league leaders Sheffield United.

Championship expert tips tempting 60/1 Birmingham City v Aston Villa

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Top Championship pundit David Prutton expects Sunday’s Midlands derby between Birmingham City and Aston Villa to be a thriller.

The two sides head into the weekend at opposite ends of the Championship table, with City down in 21st while Villa are riding high in 5th position.

Villa have held the upper hand over their big rivals in recent years, losing just one of their last 12 meetings.

Steve Bruce makes exciting transfer claim; Villa want to sign this player, fans will be very happy

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Aston Villa are determined to hold on to Sam Johnstone beyond this season.

The Manchester United goalkeeper has been outstanding for the Villans this season and Steve Bruce wants to turn the loan move into a permanent one.

Bruce said: “We will do everything in our power (to buy him from Manchester United).

Aston Villa want to sign Spurs wonderkid on a permanent deal

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Championship side Aston Villa want to tie down on loan Spurs youngster Josh Onomah on a permanent deal, admits Steve Bruce.

Onomah joined Villa on a season long loan deal in the summer transfer window. The 20-year-old midfielder has been in spectacular form this season for Bruce’s side and put in another stand out performance in Villa’s 2-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday.

Championship

Aston Villa in Championship driving seat to boost chances of promotion to Premier League

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Aston Villa have struggled since their relegation to the Championship at the end of the 2015/16 campaign. The Villains endured a dismal season that year, accumulating a mere 17 points. Their fortunes didn’t change in the second tier the following season and despite aspiring for promotion, they had to settle for a disappointing 13th place finish.

Man Utd defender completes move

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Leeds Vow To ‘Reopen Consultation Process’ After New Crest Design Mocked Into Oblivion By Absolutely Everybody

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Surprise, surprise. Leeds United have said they now plan to "reopen the consultation process" over their new club crest after the design they unveiled was mocked into next week by all and sundry.

The crest (as seen above) was debuted first thing on Wednesday morning and it took a matter of seconds for the ridicule to begin.

Aston Villa fancied to deliver 15/2 bookie-basher against Millwall

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David Prutton insists Aston Villa should be beating sides like Millwall if they’re serious about winning promotion to the Premier League.

Villa are currently fifth in the Championship, seven points behind second placed Cardiff City, and Prutton believes Steve Bruce’s side can’t afford to lose any more ground.

Top pundit sweet on Leeds delivering 22/1 return against Aston Villa

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Championship pundit David Prutton believes Leeds United can put a temporary halt on Aston Villa’s Championship promotion push.

Leeds head into Friday’s game in eighth place, six points behind Villa who are fourth.

Prutton has backed Albert Adomah to score first for the visitors, but he expects Leeds to fight back to secure a 1-1 draw (22/1 at Sky Bet).

Aston Villa can deliver 2/1 away day special at Preston North End

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Aston Villa visit Preston North End on Wednesday aiming to climb back into the Championship play-off places.

Villa head into the game eighth in the table, but can go above Derby County into fifth if they win at Deepdale.

After a promising start to the season Preston have gone off the boil in recent weeks, with a defensive crisis giving manager Alex Neil major selection problems.

Liverpool

Five Things: Defence of Liverpool forward laughable, Arsenal arrogance punished, Stoke's patience admirable

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The third round of the FA Cup may not have the same sense of romance as in years gone by, but this weekend’s games certainly produced plenty of areas for discussion.

The Merseyside derby, Arsenal’s embarrassment against Nottingham Forest and Newport County’s shock victory over Leeds United were amongst the highlights from this year’s ties.

Retro Football: Fondly Remembering The Halcyon Days Of The Coca Cola Cup And Its Club-Coloured Can Adverts, 1994 (Photos)

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The League Cup has bounced from sponsor to sponsor over the years, with Littlewoods, Rumbelows, Worthington's, Carling, Capital One and even the national Milk Marketing Board all paying through the snout to ally their marque with English football's tertiary tournament since 1981.

Mile Jedinak

Jedinak back in Australia squad for World Cup play-off vs Honduras

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Sydney (AFP) – Captain Mile Jedinak was on Wednesday named in an extended Australia squad for next month’s two-leg World Cup play-off against Honduras with Bristol City defender Bailey Wright also returning from injury.

The Socceroos face home-and-away clashes against the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF federation for a spot at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

Jedinak back in Australia squad for World Cup play-off vs Honduras

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Sydney (AFP) – Captain Mile Jedinak was on Wednesday named in an extended Australia squad for next month’s two-leg World Cup play-off against Honduras with Bristol City defender Bailey Wright also returning from injury.

The Socceroos face home-and-away clashes against the fourth-placed team from the CONCACAF federation for a spot at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

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Where to find Nottingham Forest vs. Aston Villa on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Nottingham Forest vs. Aston Villa in the Championship, you’ve come to the right place.

After Nottingham Forest’s impressive FA Cup victory against Arsenal as well as Aston Villa’s recent thrashing of Bristol City, both clubs come down to earth on Saturday in a Championship match that could have big implications on their season.

Michael Carrick to turn down moves to West Brom and Leicester

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Manchester United captain Michael Carrick will reject interest from West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City in the January transfer window, according...

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