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Aston Villa predicted XI to face AFC Bournemouth

Aston Villa have built up some positive momentum in recent weeks, drawing against Brighton & Hove Albion, beating Watford and then winning their Carabao Cup semi-final against Leicester City.

Dean Smith will be hoping that can be continued as they play in another six-pointer, coming up against fellow relegation candidates AFC Bournemouth.

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Eddie Howe’s side will be on a high of their own, having come out as 3-1 winners against Brighton in their last league game.

FFC has predicted the XI that Smith could use to ensure it is his team who comes out on top, with two changes being made from the Leicester win.

During his press conference, Smith confirmed that Pepe Reina will be available for the game after returning to training, so he can be expected to come straight back into the team.

Kortney Hause, Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa have formed a solid base for Villa to work off, which should be the case again as Villa face the Cherries.

Matt Targett scored Villa’s first goal in the Carabao Cup second leg win, playing a vital role in the team progressing to the final, so he maintains his place in the side.

Ahmed Elmohamady assisted the second, but he could still miss out, with Frederic Guilbert continuing at right-wing-back.

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Douglas Luiz and Marvelous Nakamba stay in the starting lineup having combined in the cup, meaning that Danny Drinkwater is confined to the bench.

Jack Grealish naturally stays in the starting lineup, being Villa’s talismanic figure, while Mbwana Samatta remains in the team after his debut, setting him up to become the first Tanzanian to ever play a Premier League match.

With Trezeguet being the man who scored the goal that got Villa to Wembley, he could come back into the starting XI, replacing Anwar El Ghazi on the wing.

Meanwhile, Villa fans have been poking fun at Birmingham.

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