Due to adverse weather conditions over the weekend, Aston Villa’s game against QPR was postponed until Tuesday the 13th March.

Villa continue their push for automatic promotion tonight as they take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. At the moment, they currently sit in 3rd place, four points behind Cardiff City in second.

Steve Bruce’s men didn’t have the best of matches against Sheffield Wednesday, but they managed to pick up all three points in the end and that is all that matters at this stage in the season.

Bruce will know that failure to win today will put a significant dent in their automatic promotion hopes, especially with Cardiff taking on Barnsley at home.

However, with Sunderland propping up the table with just 28 points (and the second worst home record in the division), Villa will be extremely confident about picking up a much needed three points.

Here is our predicted XI for tonight’s match against Sunderland.

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