I don’t know what I’m less excited about.
The coronation or a vibrant looking Aston Villa side swaggering into Molineux hot on the heels of our six nil whooping.
At least we don’t have to go into work on Monday I suppose.
On a more serious note our home form has been good under Julen Lopetegui and I expect a response. Fingers crossed we get it.
Well done to the Villa. I thought they’d spend the remaining weeks of the season marooned in 10th but they’ve been on an excellent run.
Defeat at Old Trafford last weekend took some of the wind out of their sails and with fixtures against Brighton, Liverpool and Spurs to close out the season, it’ll be tough to maintain that push for Europe.
The other side of that argument is they can take points off the teams around them so a 6th/7th place finish remains possible. I don’t think they’ll quite do enough.
I watched their game against Newcastle a few weeks ago and thought it was one of the most impressive performances I’ve seen from any team. They looked well balanced and carried a serious threat going forward. There’s plenty to feel good about heading into next season.
Ollie Watkins has become a goal machine in 2023 and is establishing himself as one of the best forwards in the Premier League. Nullifying him will be important tomorrow.
We did well for long periods in the game at Villa Park and should have been two up before they came back into it. By the end we were a tad fortunate to hang on for a point.
We could just revert to the side that played well and got the wins against Chelsea and Brentford.
I maintain the shape and balance of that side was the best we’ve seen this season so I’m not sure why Lopetegui so willingly dismantled it.
There was a certain logic to playing four midfielders at Brighton to try and block the passing channels but it clearly didn’t work.
I thought Neto did alright running around up front but in terms of operating as one cohesive unit it was a total disaster.
Yes, I did check and nobody predicted 6-0 last weekend.
Rich still holds a 4 point lead at the top of the overall table at the end of Gameweek 34.
As always, if you’d like to join in with the Prediction League this season, it’s simple – just leave your prediction in the comment section below using the boxes provided. Then repeat for every preview article throughout the season, making sure you always use the same email address to make your prediction. Your email is what ties you to your overall score.
You can read my prediction for the game in the comment section below.