I wrote about this match earlier in the week and it doesn't need to be written again because what was written was put together quite well, even if I do say so myself. But no doubt after writing that, I'll give it a good go. You see, if we win this match, people will start to believe.

And you know what, there is nothing wrong with that but maybe we shouldn't talk or write about it as if it was going to happen. The Club got a lot wrong last summer and this was always going to be an impossible task for Bruce. And we just have to hope that the three Clubs that are relegated do the same as us for us to have a chance next season.

There. I have written the same thing that I've written so many times this season. And you know what, others start to see it now too, even the CEO.

Norwich

Once again, we get to a section that I've already covered earlier in the week and there is little to add. They are without a manager and they've only won four times away from home all season. Admittedly that is the same as us, but we all know our reasons.

So this is an opportunity and it's one I'm going to gamble on because at 13/10 that is a great price and when you combine it with Chelsea and Manchester United to win, you're getting 16/5 and that is too nice to not having something on. You can get the odds here by the way.

Match stats to fill up the page from the BBC

  • Villa are unbeaten in seven home league games against Norwich since losing 3-2 in the Premier League in November 1992 - the season in which the Canaries last did the double in this fixture.
  • Norwich City's players have amassed more Premier League appearances collectively (1725) than any other current Championship team. Villa are third with 1600, one behind Newcastle.
  • Villa have won 15 points from their last six games - more than any other Championship team.
  • The Canaries have won only once in their last 13 away league games.
  • Villa's three straight home wins have all been clean sheets - for the first time in the league since December 2012. They last won four in a row at Villa Park without conceding back in October 1983.

There you go. I'll be back for the match but I think we'll win today because we're rolling.

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Damian started The Villa Blog as a passion project quite a few years ago while he was living in South Africa. Now living in Sweden, it continues. He's originally from Chasetown and grew up when supporting Villa meant there was a real chance of silverware at the start of every season.

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