Burnley vs Aston Villa Preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
Frustration for Jack Grealish as Nick Pope kept his effort out the last time the sides met (Via Pool, Getty Images)

Burnley will be looking to continue their two game winning run in league and cup as high-flying Aston Villa look to build on a conclusive win against Newcastle.

A win against Liverpool last time out was a first in four for Sean Dyche's men. Despite only winning five this season, The Clarets are seven points off the bottom three and a run of form could see a mid table push be realistic.

Villa got back to winning ways against Newcastle after being without a Premier League win since Boxing Day. With two games in hand Dean Smith will be hopeful of making the most of this to push even further up the table.

Both sides will be hopeful that a win in this game could be the start of a good run of form that can boost survival chances for Burnley and improve chances of a European tour next season for The Villains.

  • Team News

Charlie Taylor and Robbie Brady are both doubtful for the game at Turf Moor, both having knocks which they won't return from in time for this game.

Smith has confirmed Kortney Hause is due to have a scan and won't be in contention. John McGinn has returned after a one match suspension and Wesley is still not ready to be a part of a match day squad.

  • Predicted Line-ups

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, McNeil, Brownhill, Westwood, Gudmundsson, Wood, Barnes

Aston Villa: Martinez, Targett, Mings, Konsa, Cash, McGinn, Luiz, Grealish, Barkley, Traore, Watkins

  • Players to watch

Nick Pope was in spectacular form away at Anfield last week. He was awarded man of the match after making six saves, keeping a clean sheet despite coming up against Liverpool's wide array of attacking talent. The whole Burnley team was deserving of praise for their defensive work but none more than Pope who ensured that Ashley Barnes' goal would give them all three points.

Against NewcastleBertrand Traore looked very lively and scored a great goal which took his goal tally to four so far this season. Despite coming off for Trezeguet late in the game, he made a positive impact on the game and tormented Steve Bruce's side all evening.

How to watch

The match is available on BT Sport 2 with live coverage starting at 5:30pm GMT.

 

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