Everything you need to know as Leeds United travel to Aston Villa on Friday evening in the Championship.
Key Battle - Albert Adomah v Stuart Dallas
Adomah was one of two Aston Villa players who made the Championship’s team of the year - the other John Terry - and he has done damage at regular intervals this season, scoring 14 times from a position wide on the left. His pace is no secret and in amongst others like Robert Snodgrass, Jack Grealish and Conor Hourihane, the range of attacking outlets at Villa Park is vast. Dallas can expect a busy night.
Key Man - Jack Grealish
For so long a player whose mooted ability failed to shine through properly but Steve Bruce has managed to screw his head on and Grealish’s classy volley against Cardiff City on Tuesday typified the way in which he has helped to drive Villa’s campaign. In the Championship, his technical quality stands out from a mile away - but he is by no means the only danger in Villa’s squad.
Last time at Villa Park:
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Aston Villa 1 Leeds United 1
Goals: Villa - Kodjia 86pen. Leeds - Jansson 54.
Phil Hay’s Verdict:
Home win. It has to be, doesn’t it? Football can produce strange results at strange times but Villa need the points, they’re off the back of a massive victory over Cardiff and they’ve got the depth and resources that Paul Heckingbottom must dream of at night. Villa can be prone to going off the boil but it’s hard to see them falling short tonight. Leeds are too far stretched.
Leeds will still be without Eunan O'Kane (groin), Matthew Pennington (calf), Adam Forshaw (calf), Liam Cooper (torn thigh muscle), Laurens De Bock (hamstring), Luke Ayling (ankle), Conor Shaughnessy (ankle) and Tyler Roberts (shin) due to injury. Pontus Jansson will also miss the fixture after leaving the field with a concussion symptoms on Tuesday in the 3-1 defeat to Preston.
Gaetano Berardi will also miss the rest of the season due to five-match suspension following his red card against Sunderland.
What time is kick-off?
The match will take place on Friday evening at 7:45pm.
Where is the game?
The game will be played at Aston Villa's home ground of Villa Park.
Postcode: B6 6HE
How can I watch the game?
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event channels, you can also stay up-to-date throughout the evening with our dedicated LIVE blog on the Yorkshire Evening Post if you're unable to tune in on TV.
Home win - 9/13
Draw - 16/5
Away win - 5/1