Aston Villa v Wolves: Home side can spring a surprise

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The hosts have won eight of their last 10 league games and have only lost one home game this campaign.

The Bluebirds have a tough week ahead with visits to Brentford and Derby County to negotiate, but they need just three points between the two games to ensure they head into the worldwide break with second place still in their grip.

Villa's good form has seen them close the gap to ten points, a gap that could be reduced to seven if they emerge victorious on Saturday. While the Hoops now sit in 16th position and may hold a 13 point buffer over the Championship drop zone, the West London club have been unable to mount any kind of promotion push and find themselves 18 points adrift of the playoff positions.

The visitors' Diogo Jota cancelled out Albert Adomah's early strike, but James Chester restored Villa's lead after the interval. Three straight wins in the Sky Bet Championship have left Aston Villa pushing hard for an automatic promotion place, however Steve Bruce's men are listed at 16/1 to catch the two sides directly above them in the league table. Adomah danced as the Holte End erupted while Bruce swivelled on the touchline, punching the air. Terry did not appear to know where he was when he hooked Matt Doherty's short cross into touch from under the bar.

"They have done that fantastically well all season".

Ruben Neves returned from suspension to orchestrate the Wolves midfield alongside Alfred N'Diaye but a clumsy foul by the former allowed Villa to seize control. The first half was better but the second half, no. Wolves were shell-shocked but the goalkeeper, John Ruddy, was picking the ball out of his net again four minutes later, when Grabban rattled home a third at the near post.