Aston Villa added three more vital points to their tally on Wednesday evening thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win over Preston at Deepdale.

This win, which was one of Villa’s best away performances in a long while, moved them back up to 5th in the table with twenty-six points. They, after suffering only one defeat in their last twelve matches, now find themselves just 5 points outside an automatic promotion spot, and 6 points off top spot.

Next up for Villa is a home match against Sheffield Wednesday, who currently sit fourteenth in the table with twenty points. The Owls have five wins, five draws, and five defeats from the 15 matches they have played.

Villa, who have not lost at home in the League this season, will be expecting to pick up another 3 points on Saturday afternoon against a side which struggles away from home (5 points in 7 matches).

Here’s our predicted Villa starting XI for Saturday’s match:

Start slideshow

Read more from Sheldon Muchmore