Villa star confident home wins will come

Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner has told the Express and Star that he is confident that the club will start winning their home matches, beginning with the visit of Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

How have they done at Villa Park so far, then?

Well, they are unbeaten in their seven Championship matches there so far this term, but they have tasted success in just two of those, drawing the other five.

Of course, the old adage is that if you win your home games and pick up points on the road, you are going to have a good season – a sentiment clearly shared by the promotion-seeking Gardner, who scored in the 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Birmingham City at St Andrew’s on Sunday.

Gary Gardner Aston Villa

Gardner said: “We have got to win our home games and push on now.

“The gaffer has come in and has given us a massive confidence boost. I can’t see us losing many games this year.”
Why are they struggling?

Following their relegation from the Premier League, Villa are now one of the big scalps in the Championship, and many sides will head to the Midlands with the intention of being organised defensively and taking a point, and there has already been plenty of evidence of that on show at Villa Park.

Aston Villa v Huddersfield Town - Sky Bet Championship

How can they turn that form around?

Villa have scored just seven goals in their last six league matches at Villa Park and new manager Steve Bruce must find ways for his team to be more creative in the final third, and more clinical when chances do fall their way because with individuals such as Ross McCormack, Albert Adomah, Jordan Ayew and Jonathan Kodjia, they should be doing much better than they are.

 


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