Sport Predicted Villa XI: Nottingham Forest (A)

18:25  11 january  2018
18:25  11 january  2018 Source:

Arsenal predicted XI: Nottingham Forest (A)

  Arsenal predicted XI: Nottingham Forest (A) Arsenal travel to Championship club Nottingham Forest as they begin the defence of their FA Cup trophy having beat Chelsea in last seasons final. Arsenal have struggled on the road for large parts this season and this encounter will provide another tough test for Arsene Wenger’s men. The Gunners have got much bigger fish to fry this season but they will still name a strong XI in this match against the Championship side. Last time out Arsenal claimed a 2-2 draw against Chelsea at the Emirates thanks to a late Hector Bellerin strike which was much deserved and a vital result for the north London club ahead of another busy month which sees them also play in the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Arsenal will ring the changes in this encounter but we’ve predicted how Wenger will select his team against Nottingham Forest.

Villa currently sit 13th in the table with 10 points from their opening 8 matches, while Forest are in 10th place, with 12 points from 8 matches. Here is our predicted Villa starting XI for Saturday’s match against Nottingham Forest

Read our prediction and pick, follow the expert's tips to get information on Team News, Team Form and Predicted playing XI . Championship. Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest Prediction & Betting Tips.

Aston Villa v Peterborough United - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round © Mark Thompson/Getty Images Sport Aston Villa v Peterborough United - The Emirates FA Cup Third Round

Now that Aston Villa have been knocked out of the FA Cup, they can focus all their attention on earning promotion back to the Premier League at the second time of asking.

Bruce made 10 changes to the team that was eventually knocked out of the FA Cup by an impressive Peterborough side at the weekend, and he will make a lot of changes again for Saturday’s trip to the City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest.

Forest, who will be under new manager Aitor Karanka for the first time, have struggled in the league this season (they sit just eight points above the relegation zone), but they will be on a high after having knocked out Arsenal from the FA Cup on Sunday evening.

Wenger denies Arsenal move for West Brom defender Evans

  Wenger denies Arsenal move for West Brom defender Evans Arsenal are not close to completing a deal for West Brom defender Jonny Evans, according to manager Arsene Wenger.Arsene Wenger denied Arsenal are close to welcoming another new face to the Emirates Stadium, with the Premier League side reportedly keen on a move for West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans.

Our prediction . Draw. Nottingham Forest Team News, Updates, and Facts. Missing players. Expected lineup – 4-4-2. Nottm Forest likely XI . Goalkeeper:Henderson. Nottm Forest vs Aston Villa Betting Tips and Odds. For this match, we predict a draw, even though things can go either way.

Nottingham Forest welcome Aston Villa to the City Ground for what promises to be an eventful Championship encounter - not least considering the recent interactions between the two clubs. Here is the predicted Nottingham Forest line-up in full

Villa will be expected to come away with all three points and, if they do, they could find themselves sitting third in table if other results go their way as well.

Here’s our predicted Villa XI for Saturday’s evening kick off against Nottingham Forest:

Theo Walcott completes his move to Everon .
Everton have completed their second major signing of the January transfer window with the arrival of Theo Walcott from Arsenal for a reported £20m. The Toffees failed to adequately replace Romelu Lukaku in the summer and have followed up the £27m acquisition of Cenk Tosun from Besiktas with the England international forward. Walcott scored 108 goals in 397 games for the Gunners during his 12 years at the club following a £9.5m move from Southampton in January 2006, but he has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates. The 28-year-old had failed to start a single Premier League game this season for Arsenal and with talk of both Bordeaux’s Malcom and Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang of Dortmund arriving this month, Walcott was always likely to leave. Everton have reportedly agreed to match Walcott’s £140,000-a-week Arsenal wages in order to convince him to make the move to Goodison Park as Sam Allardyce’s revamped attack begins to take shape.


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