AVL vs STK Dream11 Prediction:
As the action in the League Cup rolls on, it will be Aston Villa that takes on Stoke City up next at Villa Park. Aston Villa did survive the relegation scare last season, but have started off their domestic campaign in terrific manner. The Villains have registered a 1-0 win over Sheffield United and 3-0 over Fulham. Apart from that, they’ve also bagged a 3-1 win versus Burton and a 3-0 win over Bristol City in the EFL Cup. Stoke City on the other end are in at the 15th spot in the Championship with four points to their names courtesy a draw, defeat and a win. However, they did impress against Wolves by beating them 1-0 in the second round of the league cup, which was followed up a 1-0 win versus Gillingham in the third round. We can expect an intriguing affair between the two sides and here is the AVL vs STK Dream 11 Prediction for the fixture ahead.
Aston Villa vs Stoke City English League Cup
Date and Time: October 1, 11:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Villa Park
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Stoke City: DWLWW
Head to Head
From the last six meetings between the two sides, it's Stoke City that has had the upper hand with three wins in contrast to Aston Villa's one win. Two games have also ended on level terms in the process.
Aston Villa Team News
Injury update and unavailability: Wesley and Bjorn Engels are ruled out due to injury. Tom Heaton is in doubt to start as well.
Expected Changes: Jed Steer should be starting in at goal, while, Taylor, Hause, Mohamady and Guilbert could work their way as the back four. Jacob Ramsey, Nakamba and Henri Lansbury are likely to accommodate the midfield region. Anwar El Ghazi, Keinand Davis and Bertrand Traore are in contention to lead the line of attack. They can be added to the AVL vs STK Dream11 Prediction side.
AVL Playing 11 (Probable)
Stoke City Team News
Injury news and unavailability: Joe Allen and Thibaud Verlinden are ruled out as a result of injury.
Expected Changes: Davies should be starting in between the sticks, while, Collins, Souttar and Bruno Martins Indi could form the back three in defence. Tommy Smith and James McClean are likely to be the wing backs. Oakley Boothe, Thompson and Josh Tymon could fill in at the midfield region. Tyrese Campbell and Lee Gregory could lead the charge up top.
STK Playing 11 (Probable)
Goalkeeper – Steer
Defenders – Elmohamady, Hause, Batth, Martins Indi
Midfielders – Smith, Tymon, Ramsey
Forwards – El Ghazi (C), Vokes, K Davis (VC)
Anwar El Ghazi has netted five goals and four assists from the last 36 appearances for Aston Villa. He is expected to lead the attack from the wide areas.
Tyrese Campbell can play a pivotal role in the attacking front for Stoke City. Campbell has 10 goals from the last 37 appearances and should be starting here.
Keinan Davis has a goal and an assist from the last two appearances in the League Cup for Aston Villa and can pack a punch up top.
X Factors, Differential Picks
Lee Gregory can also prove to be the danger man in the forward line for Stoke City. Gregory has seven goals, and three assists from the last 41 appearances in the Championship this season.
Jack Grealish has been the ‘go-to-guy' for Aston Villa and can have a part to play in the upcoming fixture. Grealish has nine goals and six assists from the last 39 appearances.
AVL vs STK Today Match Prediction
Aston Villa have strengthened with recent recruits in the transfer market and have started off in impressive manner in the domestic season. Villa have won five consecutive games, while Stoke have been more towards the inconsistent side of things. Nevertheless, they did put in a resolute display against Wolves to beat them in the cup tie. However, considering the run of form, and quality in the squad Aston Villa have, they will be heading into the fixture as favourites as per the AVL vs STK Today Match Prediction odds. The odds are 1.65 in favour of bet365.