Description: AVL Vs STK Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Two familiar opponents take on each other in the fourth round of the tournament.
They might be plying their skill set in different leagues now but today’s opponents are teams well aware of each other’s brand of football. Both Aston Villa and Stoke City were competitors in the Championship not too long back, sides well versed with each other’s style of play.
Things have gone a different way for both these teams across the last couple of seasons though. Where Aston Villa managed to earn promotion into the Premier League and hang onto the barest of straws to avoid relegation last season, Stoke City have been toyed around with in the Championship for years on end now.
And their predicament has extended into the ongoing instalment of the Championship as well. The club needed three fixtures to register its opening win of the season, one which was hardly inspiring or convincing with the side just about stuttering its way to a one goal win.
AVL Vs STK Fantasy Probable Winner
Where Stoke City have had to really dig in deep and scrounge their way to three points, their opponents have had no such qualms. Aston Villa had not only won their opening couple of fixtures in the Premier League but have more crucially seen those points come against teams they could be embroiled with in the relegation fracas.
Its this stellar start to the new season which will see them pull off a win from this fourth round outing.
Probable Playing 11
- Verlinden is out injured for Stoke City for the showdown.
Steer, Guilbert, Elmohamady, Hause, Taylor, Lansbury, Nakamba, Ramsey, Traore, Davis, El Ghazi
Davies, Collins, Batth, Martins Indi, Smith, Oakley-Boothe, Thompson, Tymon, Powell, Campbell, Vokes
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Aston Villa Vs Stoke City Fourth Round
Date And Time: 1st October, Thursday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham
Top Goal Scorer
- Hourihane: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
- Gregory: 1 Goal
Fulham Vs Aston Villa: 0-3
Preston Vs Stoke City: 0-1
With attack failing to work in their favour in the Championship, Stoke City have directed everything they have gotten into defence. And it finally paid off for them against Preston with the side’s cleansheet seeing them earn their first win of the season to see us opt for Adam Davies from the side.
Aston Villa’s sensational start to the Premier League has been on the back of their staunch defensive setup. The side has emerged with cleansheets in both its wins, results which see us opt for a trio of selections from the side for this outing.
Also, with Stoke City scoring just once in their last three fixtures, a cleansheet could easily be on the cards for their competitors. We have all of Ahmed Elmohamady, Frederic Guilbert and Kortney Hause grace the land of our side while Stoke City will see the versatile wingback, Tommy Smith be inducted in our team.
For Stoke City, Jordan Thompson’s role holds immense importance in this clash. The midfielder needs to do what he’s done so well this season and occult attacking plays directed his way if his team are to salvage an unlikely win on the day.
Elsewhere, with the opposition set to shuffle with their side given The impending scrimmage with Liverpool in the Premier League, both Anwar El-Ghazi and Jacob Ramsey are set to get chances today. The two are well versed players, names who can easily compensate for the absence of big names today.
Bertrand Traore will finally be stepping out for his new club today. One of the most electric names in the footballing arena, he’ll be looking to show why so many sides were clamouring for his signature when he steps out for his debut.
Striker Keinan Davis joins up whilst his goal against Preston to give his side their first win of the league sees us reign in striker Lee Gregory from Stoke City.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The string of goals and assists he’s popped up prior to his transfer see us Traore our side’s captain while Hause is the vice-captain.
Davies, Smith, Guilbert, Hause, Ahmed, Thompson, Anwar, Ramsey, Gregory, Traore, Davis
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