Aston Villa made it six wins from their last six games when they beat Burton Albion 3-2 last Saturday, but all this will be forgotten by the fans if they fail to make it seven out of seven by beating fierce local rivals Birmingham City on Sunday afternoon.
With the current form of both sides, you would think that it should be quite a comfortable win for Villa at the weekend but, as the well-known cliche states, “the form book goes out the window” during derby matches.
While Villa currently sit just one point outside an automatic promotion place, the Blues are fighting for their lives near the bottom of the table, sitting just four points above the relegation zone.
With Derby having a potentially tricky game against Norwich, this could be the weekend when Villa finally move to second in the table, and let us hope that they keep it should they do.
Here is our predicted Villa XI for Sunday’s match against Birmingham: