Aston Villa came from two goals behind to earn a draw against Hull last weekend, but that point wasn’t enough to prevent them from falling further away from the play-off places – they now find themselves 7 points behind Derby in 6th place.

Next up for Villa is a home match against Ipswich, who are now being managed by former Villa boss Paul Lambert.

Lambert, who spent three seasons at Villa Park, took over as Ipswich manager on the 27th October, and since then he has seen his side win 2, draw 3 and lose 9 matches. As a result, they currently sit rooted to the bottom of the table with 18 points – 7 points away from safety.

On paper, this should be a simple 3 points for Villa, but we all thought that two weeks ago when they played a Wigan side that had not won a game since the beginning of November. We all remember how that one turned out and Ipswich actually beat Wigan 1-0 in December.

Therefore, there are probably not many Villa fans who are thinking that this will be a walk in the park for their side.

Here is our predicted Villa XI for Saturday’s match against Ipswich.