Opposition view: Aston Villa
By Ric Turner, Fri 01 March 2013 15:59
Ahead of Monday night's game at Villa Park, Bluemoon caugh tup with Stuart from avillafan.com to get the lowdown on the opposition...
What are your expectations for the remainder of this season?
Expect to get relegated. Hopefully 17th or above!
Are you happy with the manager?
I wanted Lambert as much as most of the Villa faithful, but we have since learnt that he is a very stubborn man. Not happy - but wouldn't change at this stage. All or nothing now.
Who are your key players?
Christian Benteke without doubt but if N'Zogbia, Westwood and Delph get going then we usually look like we are capable of scoring a goal or two.
Were you happy with the business conducted during the January transfer window?
Not really - Villa needed experienced Premiership players - once again we got two nobodies.
Are there any rising stars in the squad that we might not have heard of?
Jack Grealish looks certain to have a big future ahead of him. Just been named Ireland's under 19 player of the year.
Your Achilles heel?
The back four. Absolutely awful and any side who fails to score against us should be taking a long hard look in the mirrror.
If you could have any City player in your team who would you choose?
Just 1? Yaya Toure would be something!
What is your perception of City as a club?
Well I've always rated the fans and you could see what it meant to them winning the league last year. As for the money - you are in the position we would all love to be in.
Likely starting XI for the game, and score prediction?
Guzan, Bennett, Baker, Clark, Lowton, Westwood, Delph, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke.
Wouldn't be surprised if Lambert made a unexpected change - that's his thing!
Can't see anything but a City win sadly.