Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(43) 25 Goals 54 (81)
(32) 23 Assists 29 (59)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
31.5 Average Age 33.6
180.4 Average Height (cm) 184.8
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 1.1 (1)
(49%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 47% (51%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.6)
(1.4) 1.1 Tackles pg 1 (1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Championship.

Missing Players

Stoke
Aston Villa
Player Reason Status Rating
Mame Diouf Out 6.35
Saido Berahino Out 6.49
Player Reason Status Rating
Axel Tuanzebe Out 6.75
Henri Lansbury Out 6.26
Jack Grealish Out 7.44
Ørjan Nyland Out 6.55
Tom Carroll Out 6
John McGinn Out 7.26
James Chester Doubtful 6.94
Lovre Kalinic Doubtful 6.16

Team News

Stoke
Aston Villa
  • Nathan Jones will likely opt for an unchanged starting XI for the visit of Aston Villa, despite failing to beat Ipswich last time out.
  • Striker Saido Berahino was handed a drink-driving offence in the week and is on the brink of being suspended by the club.
  • John McGinn is suspended for two matches after picking up 10 yellow cards for the season last time out.
  • Lovre Kalinic was forced off through injury in Aston Villa's last match and remains a doubt here. Jed Steer will likely deputise.

Prediction

  • After a run of just one win in 10 league games, Stoke could end the weekend as low as 18th in the Championship table. The Potters failed to beat an out-of-form Ipswich side last week and things won't get any easier here.
  • Aston Villa have problems of their own and have watched their play-off hopes start to dwindle following a run of one win from nine Championship matches. The Villans start the weekend nine points shy of the play-off places.
  • Saturday's visitors have failed to score in three on the road but will fancy their chances of breaking their recent poor run against a Stoke side who continue to underachieve.
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