Confirmed Teamsheets: Swansea vs Aston Villa

Written by Dan on November 27, 2011

This game will go ahead despite the tragic news that Wales manager, Gary Speed, has apparently taken his own life.  Naturally, with the game being in Wales and a number of internationals involved, the game will inevitably be effected in some way. Such sad news.

Alex McLeish has promised a better performance than we were treated to at White Hart Lane and, in all honesty, it would be difficult to be much worse. It will certainly be a contrast in styles as Brendan Rogers’ Swansea side like to stroke the ball around a bit, building from the back.

Only Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea resort to long balls less frequently. McLeish’s Villa, on the other hand, are only beaten in tendency to hit it long by Stoke, Norwich and Blackburn.

Fortunately, for all their possession and passing football, the home side barely generate more chances that Villa, averaging 3.7 shots on target per game compared to our 3.0; ranking 18th and 19th respectively.

Here’s how the two managers are sending their teams out today:

Swansea Aston Villa
1 Michel Vorm Shay Given 1
22 Àngel Rangel Alan Hutton 2
16 Garry Monk James Collins 6
2 Ashley Williams Richard Dunne 5
3 Neil Taylor Stephen Warnock 3
7 Leon Britton Chris Herd 31
27 Mark Gower Fabian Delph 16
12 Nathan Dyer Charles N’Zogbia 10
11 Scott Sinclair Emile Heskey 18
10 Danny Graham Gabriel Agbonlahor 11
24 Joe Allen Darren Bent 9
Substitutes Substitutes
25 Gerhard Tremmel Brad Guzan 22
44 Vangelis Moras Ciaran Clark 21
29 Ashley Richards Carlos Cuellar 24
15 Wayne Routledge Barry Bannan 25
19 Luke Moore Marc Albrighton 12
18 Leroy Lita Jermaine Jenas 8
14 Stephen Dobbie Nathan Delfouneso 14

Castrol Football Prediction


Pld W D L F A GD GFA GAA PpG Pts Rank
Last 5 Home 5 3 1 1 8 2 6 1.6 0.4 2 10 5
Last 5 Away 5 0 3 2 6 11 -5 1.2 2.2 0.6 3 15

Last five results for this fixture:

1959/60 Div Two (Old) W 1-3 Joe Mercer
1970/71 Div Three (Old) W 1-2 Vic Crowe
1971/72 Div Three (Old) W 1-2 Vic Crowe
1981/82 Div One (Old) L 2-1 Ron Saunders
1982/83 Div One (Old) L 2-1 Tony Barton