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Aston Villa News: Pruttons’ prediction for Aston Villa vs Derby

Aston Villa News: David Pruttons has offered his predictions for the game between Aston Villa and Derby County.

The Villans will go head to head with Frank Lampard’s side tomorrow at Villa Park.

Dean Smith’s side hasn’t secured a victory in their last five games while the Rams have lost the two previous games.

And the Sky Sports expert has favoured Villa with a 1-0 score line (h/t Sky Sports)

Pruttons selected Villa citing Derby’s recent struggles and their poor game against Nottingham Forest on Monday.

“Derby have gone off the boil completely. They were playing with so much zip earlier in the season but have looked completely flat lately, especially at Nottingham Forest on Monday night. I’ll back Villa here.”

Players who are likely to miss the game

Aston Villa injuries/suspensions (h/t BBC Football)

John McGinn (suspension)

Orjan Nyland (injury)

Axel Tuanzebe (injury)

Henri Lansbury (hamstring injury)

Derby injuries/suspensions (h/t BBC Football)

Andy King (injury – out for the rest of the season)

Craig Bryson (foot injury)

Marcus Olsson (knee injury)

Craig Forsyth (knee injury)

Curtis Davies (Achilles)

Tom Lawrence (ankle injury)

Positions in table

Aston Villa (13th)

Derby County (7th)

Both the sides have been eliminated from the FA Cup.

Leading Goal Scorers

Aston Villa – Tammy Abraham ( 20)

Derby County – Harry Wilson (10)


Derby have a worst away record in the League where they have lost all the ten away games out of 11.

In the reverse fixture this season, Villa thrashed Frank Lampard’s side 3-0.

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Abraham of Villa has scored three goals in three league appearances against Derby.