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Aston Villa vs Luton Town Predicted Lineups: Villa look to climb into the Top Four

Luton Town will visit Villa Park as they prepare to face Aston Villa in the Premier League this Sunday at 2 p.m.

Aston Villa enter the fixture looking to continue their unbeaten run in the Premier League. Their run began with a victory against Palace on September 16. Since then, they have gone five games undefeated and will believe they have the tools available in this home game to make it six. A win may see the Midlands club climb into the Champions League places moving into the next round of fixtures, displaying the impressive work Unai Emery has done with the club.

Luton Town currently occupy a place in the relegation zone following the victory that Bournemouth managed against Burnley. The Hatters will look to move out of this precarious position as quickly as possible with a result against Villa. This will be a tough ask, but Luton may know it is possible to achieve this after drawing against Nottingham Forest and putting in a spirited fight against Tottenham Hotspur.

Aston Villa vs. Luton Town: Predicted Lineups and News

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Villa come into this game after an incredible performance against AZ Alkmaar, as they ran out 4-1 winners in the Netherlands. Eight goals in their last two games have the fans excited for the match against Luton, believing that they can rack up a strong score against the Hatters, with the form of Ollie Watkins impressing many, especially those involved with England selection. There are ambitions for Villa to achieve a top-five spot and win the Europa Conference League this campaign, and that will realistically require them to take advantage of a home game against Luton tomorrow.

Nevertheless, while a home match with Luton is the easiest of any team’s schedule on paper, Rob Edwards’s side has started to settle, and Villa must respect the challenge they will bring. One win and two draws have come from their last five outings; their two league defeats during that period came by 2-1 and 1-0 scorelines to Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively.

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Emery will select close to the starting lineup that began Villa’s success over West Ham as they look to maintain consistency in this unbeaten run, recalling Ezri Konsa and Pau Torres after they were rested in midweek. Leon Bailey has been in good form and may start the game in front of Nicolo Zaniolo, alongside the ever-dangerous Moussa Diaby. In form, striker Ollie Watkins has five goals and three assists from his most recent four outings in the top flight.

Aston Villa’s Predicted Lineup:

Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Torres, Digne; McGinn, Tielemans, Luiz, Bailey; Diaby, Watkins

Team news: Luton Town

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Edwards went with a back four versus Forest, yet it is likely that Luton will switch to a back three for this contest in a bid to repel Villa’s attacking threat. Issa Kabore should return at right wingback, with Alfie Doughty holding his spot on the opposite flank, with Tahith Chong most likely to miss out. Andros Townsend will remain among the replacements after making his debut last weekend, while Edwards will be without the injured Reece Burke.

Luton Town’s Predicted Lineup:

Kaminski; Mengi, Lockyer, Bell; Kabore, Mpanzu, Nakamba, Doughty; Brown, Ogbene; Morris

Will Ollie Watkins continue his fine goal-scoring form?

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The English striker has been in fine form coming into this game. Wakins scored during the week against their Dutch opponents, adding to the five goals that he has scored in the Premier League this season. The Villa forward will be confident of adding to this against Luton, as their defence has conceded 17 goals in their first nine games.

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