Match Previews

country flag The Championship Round 31
Fri 08 February 2019 19:45
Referee
T Harrington
Weather at KO
weather icon Partly Cloudy  7oC | Precip: 25% (0 in) | Wind 13.1 mph
Travel Info
2 hours coach
Distance
146 KM

Aston Villa

Last updated: Sat 09 February 2019 07:08
In Brief

Villa draw at Reading last week. James Chester and Henri Lansbury doubtful. Orjan Nyland, Axel Tuanzebe, Jack Grealish and Andre Green injured.

Looking Back

Villa are now on a three game unbeaten sequence as they look to produce a late run to the play-offs.

Drew 0-0 at Reading last week in an entertaining contest.

Looking Ahead

Jack Grealish is nearing a return but will again be out of this one along with Orjan Nyland and Axel Tuanzebe and Andre Green.

James Chester missed out last week and is doubtful along with Henri Lansbury.

Points of Interest

Villa have six wins, seven draws and two defeats on home soil.

Sheffield United

Last updated: Sat 09 February 2019 07:08
In Brief

United in decent win over Bolton. Jake Wright injured. Paul Coutts doubtful. Scott Hogan ineligible.

Looking Back

Sheffield United continue to impress amongst the division's more fancied clubs. Are well set for a real promotion push now.

Won in fine fashion 2-0 at home to Bolton last weekend, Billy Sharp continuing his excellent season by scoring one and making one. Sharp now has 20 goals for the campaign.

Looking Ahead

Jake Wright remains sidelined due to injury while Paul Coutts is doubtful after missing last weekend.

New signing Scott Hogan is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Points of Interest

Have seven wins, three draws and five losses away from home this term. Won 4-1 at home to Villa earlier in season.

Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Lovre Kalinic (goalkeeper, Gent), Kortney Hause (defender, Wolves, loan), Andre Green (midfielder, Portsmouth, loan ended), Tyrone Mings (defender, Bournemouth, loan), Tom Carroll (midfielder, Swansea, loan)
Transfer out
  • Yannick Bolasie (midfielder, Everton, loan ended), Andre Moreira (goalkeeper, Atletico Madrid, loan ended), James Bree (defender, Ipswich, loan), Scott Hogan (attacker, Sheffield United, loan)
Transfer in
  • Kieran Dowell (midfielder, Everton, loan), Gary Madine (attacker, Cardiff, loan), Scott Hogan (attacker, Aston Villa, loan)
Transfer out
  • Ben Woodburn (midfielder, Liverpool, loan ended), Leon Clarke (attacker, Wigan, loan)
Transfer in
  • Lovre Kalinic (goalkeeper, Gent), Kortney Hause (defender, Wolves, loan), Andre Green (midfielder, Portsmouth, loan ended), Tyrone Mings (defender, Bournemouth, loan), Tom Carroll (midfielder, Swansea, loan)
Transfer out
  • Yannick Bolasie (midfielder, Everton, loan ended), Andre Moreira (goalkeeper, Atletico Madrid, loan ended), James Bree (defender, Ipswich, loan), Scott Hogan (attacker, Sheffield United, loan)

Sheffield United

Last updated: Sat 09 February 2019 07:08
In Brief

United in decent win over Bolton. Jake Wright injured. Paul Coutts doubtful. Scott Hogan ineligible.

Looking Back

Sheffield United continue to impress amongst the division's more fancied clubs. Are well set for a real promotion push now.

Won in fine fashion 2-0 at home to Bolton last weekend, Billy Sharp continuing his excellent season by scoring one and making one. Sharp now has 20 goals for the campaign.

Looking Ahead

Jake Wright remains sidelined due to injury while Paul Coutts is doubtful after missing last weekend.

New signing Scott Hogan is ineligible to play against his parent club.

Points of Interest

Have seven wins, three draws and five losses away from home this term. Won 4-1 at home to Villa earlier in season.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Kieran Dowell (midfielder, Everton, loan), Gary Madine (attacker, Cardiff, loan), Scott Hogan (attacker, Aston Villa, loan)
Transfer out
  • Ben Woodburn (midfielder, Liverpool, loan ended), Leon Clarke (attacker, Wigan, loan)

Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
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Universal Player Grid
Squad Confirmed
Played in Cup fixture
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Team Strength*

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*Based on Available Players