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[Image] Predicted 4-4-1-1 Aston Villa XI to face Norwich – can the Villans win for the 2nd time under Smith?

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Predicted Aston Villa line-up to face Norwich City in the Championship

Aston Villa, after making a good start under new manager Dean Smith against Swansea City, now face an away game against Norwich City. The Birmingham club beat the Welsh club 1-0 on Saturday, much to the delight of the home fans.

On Tuesday night, they travel to Norwich to play a tough away game. Daniel Farke’s men won their previous game as well, beating Nottingham Forest 2-1. Therefore, Dean Smith’s second game won’t be easier than the first. Villa are 13th in the table but are just three points behind the playoff spots.

Team News

Keinan Davis is back in training but the midweek game may come too soon for him. Harry McKirdy is still out for several weeks.

Probable Aston Villa XI

Formation: 4-4-1-1

Manager: Dean Smith

Orjan Nyland (GK)

The Norwegian is slowly getting better game by game. His performance against Swansea was brilliant. Fans will be expecting more of the same.

James Chester

Alan Hutton (RB)

The experienced full-back was very good against the Swans. Expect him to continue playing at right-back.

James Chester (CB)

Chester has been fantastic this season, leading the back-line and setting a good example by playing well.

Axel Tuanzebe (CB)

His partnership with Chester looked good against Swansea. The Manchester United loanee used his pace to get past difficult situations at times.

Neil Taylor (LB)

The Welshman has been in and out this season but on the evidence of Saturday, he can be a regular member of Dean Smith’s team.

John McGinn

John McGinn (CM)

One of the best players for Villa this season. The youngster has been immense for the team in the midfield.

Birkir Bjarnason (CM)

The Icelander was quiet on Saturday but his passing was effective and his defensive work was superb.

Ahmed Elmohamady (RW)

The Egyptian was more comfortable at right-wing, where he saw more of the ball and delivered some good crosses. Maybe the advanced role suits him.

Albert Adomah (LW)

Adomah’s performance against Swansea was so much better than what we have been seeing of him this season. Probably the change in manager has prompted a positive change in the player.

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish (CAM)

Grealish is an ever-present danger to the defenders. He will be key to what Villa achieve this season.

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Tammy Abraham (ST)

Abraham was good against his former club, as he scored another early goal. However, he tends to miss a few chances, something which needs to be rectified sooner than later.

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