Aston Villa and Fulham face off in Villa Park in a match for the 13th day of the Championship. The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, as there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 games. But the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 22-10-2016, for the Championship, which ended the victory of Aston Villa by (1-0). J. Kodjia (80 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is needed for the home / off condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 6th place, with 20 points won, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate game, won at home against Bolton Wanderers by (1-0). In the last match, he lost out to Wolverhampton Wanderers by (2-0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 20 goals scored and 11 suffered. In his last 6 home games for the championship Aston Villa won 3 and tied 3, so he won 12 points in 18 chances.
For this competition, he did not lose in his stadium for 6 games. His attack has marked regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency to have few goals, as 17 of their last 26 matches have finished with less than 2.5 goals. In 12 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
Aston Villa come to this unmotivated game after a 2-0 loss to the Wolverhampton side. The home team usually play 4-3-3, favoring a faster style of play, constant offensive transitions. The three arrows pointing to the opponent’s goal will be Adomah, Kodjia and Snodgrass. Whelan, Davis and Hourihane may play in the most central part of the terrain. Coach Steve Bruce will be without André Green and Grealish injured. Of note that Neil Taylor will also be off the list of players available, suspended.
The away team is currently in 9th place, with 18 points won, after 4 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate game, he won outside Queens Park Rangers for (1-2). In the last game, tied at home against the Preston North End by (2-2). This is a team that curiously tends to win more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, with 26 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 3 wins, 8 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 19 goals scored and 21 suffered. For the championship, Fulham won 11 points in 18 chances, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 games they played as a visitor. The team conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so it has not shown great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked regularly, since it scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 12 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period in the last 8 games as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 4 of his 11 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Fulham come to this day after a home draw, two balls, at the Preston reception. Like the rival of this day, Fulham usually acts in a 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Ayité, Fonte and Kebano. The visiting club, when it invests in the offensive process, usually does it through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the left side Sessegnon. The technician of the outsiders will not be able to count on Ojo, Piazón and Fredericks, injured. Tayo Edun will also be out of the list of available, being suspended.
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