Burnley vs Aston Villa preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
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Aston Villa meet Burnley for the first time this season as the two sides square off at Turf Moor.

The Clarets are unbeaten in four since Mike Jackson took over for Sean Dyche, picking up three wins and a draw, which has seen them climb out of the relegation zone.

Having drawn with Leicester and defeated former manager Dean Smith and Norwich City, the Villains ended a run of four losses on the bounce.

Team news

Burnley

Ex-Villa man Ashley Westwood will miss out with an ankle injury. Captain Ben Mee and Johann Gudmndsson will join him on the sidelines with abdominal issues.

Jay Rodriguez (hamstring) and Maxwel Cornet (knee) will be assessed ahead of the game while Erik Pieters may also return from his knee injury.

Aston Villa

Leon Bailey (ankle) and Kourtney Hause (abdominal) are absent while Jacob Ramsey (match fitness) is doubtful.

One of bit of good news for the Villains is the return of midfielder Morgan Samson.

Predicted line-ups

Burnley: Pope; Taylor, Tarkowski, Collins, Roberts; Lennon, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil; Vydra, Weghorst

Aston Villa: Martínez; Young, Mings, Chambers, Cash; Ramsey, Luiz, McGinn; Coutinho; Watkins, Ings

Ones to watch

Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

He's been on the scoresheet in the last two games in which the Villains have scored and he leads the club with nine goals, forming a dangerous partnership with ex-Burnley man Danny Ings.

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Ben Pope (Burnley)

The England number one has kept seven clean sheets this year and has been brilliant of late, allowing just two goals over his last four appearances.

Previous meetings

In an odd quirk in the schedule, Aston Villa will face Burnley twice over the next 12 days, meaning they have not played since aJanuary of 2021 when the Clarets prevailed 3-2.

The Villains in front on 14 minutes when Ollie Watkins flicked the ball into the net following a low cross from the left by Matt Targett.

After a number of outstanding saves by Nick Pope, the hosts were level when Mee headed home only to see Villa regain the lead on a half-volley by Jack Grealish.

Burnley scored twice in a three-minute span in the second half, a low cross by Dwight McNeil eluding everyone for the equalizer and his cross found Chris Wood for the winner.

How to watch

There will be no live television coverage of the match, with only live audio being provided by Burnley through Clarets +.

Kick-off is set for 3pm UK time.

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