Aston Villa made it five wins from five last Saturday when they defeated Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Villa Park.

Despite what the scoreline might suggest, it was a relatively comfortable win for Dean Smith’s men, who could have had the game wrapped up at half time if a bit more luck was on their side.

Next up for Villa is a trip to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday, which means that they will be coming up against former Villa manager Steve Bruce.

Bruce has been in charge of the Owls for 11 games and has seen them secure five wins and six draws. As a result, they currently sit just four points below Villa in 11th place and also have their eyes on securing a play-off position.

Bruce would love to get one over on his old employers, but if Villa continue to play how they have been playing of late, it will be a hard task for the home side.

Here is our predicted Villa XI for Saturday’s match against Sheffield Wednesday: