Aston Villa will start to build a run of form by beating Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, according to Sky Sports pundit David Prutton.
Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa have struggled for consistency so far this season but managed to stop the rot in midweek by securing a vital victory over Rotherham United, with ended a sequence of five winless matches across all competitions.
The promotion hopefuls will now be looking to put together a run of form to open up an advantage over the mid-table positions in the Championship over the course of the coming weeks and host Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
The Owls currently sit just two points behind Villa in the standings and could, therefore, leapfrog Bruce’s men if they secure a victory at Villa Park. However, Sky Sports pundit David Prutton believes the hosts will emerge as 2-1 victors.
“Aston Villa got a much-needed win against Rotherham on Tuesday to end their run of five games without one in the Championship and Steve Bruce would have been delighted to have seen new boys Tammy Abraham and Yannick Bolasie on the scoresheet.
“Sheffield Wednesday’s good run of form came to a halt at Nottingham Forest and they face another tricky game here. Narrow home win for me.”
While Villa will hope they have turned a corner following the midweek win over Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday are looking to find their feet again after a defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest ended their four-match unbeaten run in the Championship.
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That defeat could prove to be a big advantage for Villa in Saturday’s clash, as it will have decreased confidence while the hosts will have been boosted by their midweek win – and the home-field advantage could prove to be decisive.
While Villa kept their first clean sheet of the campaign against Rotherham, it appears that Prutton is far from convinced by Bruce’s backline seeing as he doesn’t expect successive shut-outs.