Aston Villa v Newcastle United: match preview

Jack Grealish should return to the Aston Villa side after injury while Newcastle are looking for their third consecutive top-flight victory

Despite the summer of turbulence on Tyneside, Newcastle find themselves in a respectable 13th place in the table and could potentially win their third game in a row on Steve Bruce’s first return to Villa Park since his dismissal last October. Villa on the other hand, have lost their last three, albeit two of those were to Manchester City and Liverpool. Jack Grealish should be a welcome return to Dean Smith’s side after a calf injury. Will Dickson

Monday 8pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Villa Park

Last season n/a

Referee Lee Mason

This season G5 Y20 R1 4.2 cards/game

Odds H 11-10 A 5-2 D 5-2

ASTON VILLA

Subs from Heaton, Kalinic, Taylor, Chester, Hause, Engels, Ramsey, Jota, Lansbury, Hourihane, Nakamba, Kodjia, Elmohamady, Konsa

Doubtful Heaton (calf), Engels (groin), Grealish (calf), Jota (groin)

Injured Davis (hamstring, unknown), Steer (calf, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y19 R1

Form DWWLLL

Leading scorer Wesley 4

NEWCASTLE

Subs from Darlow, Elliot, Manquillo, Krafth, Lejeune, Ki, Clark, M Longstaff, Gayle, Atsu, Carroll, Muto, Manquillo

Doubtful Clark (thigh)

Injured Lascelles (calf, 26 Dec), Ritchie (ankle, unknown)

Suspended S Longstaff (last of three)

Discipline Y20 R2

Form LWLDWW

Leading scorers Clark, Shelvey 2

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