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Aston Villa vs. Pompey

Villa park

22/4/07

16:00

On Sky

Villa v Pompey

The challenge for Europe is hotting up, Spurs moved back into seventh, Everton lost to West Ham and Reading also won, can Pompey step it up again?

Vital Quotes:

Until November Pompey and Villa were neck and neck, both were unlikely lodgers in the top six, and both teams were in fine form. Since then however, while Pompey have managed to hang on to the coat-tails of the European chasers, Villa have had a barren run and have only recently just about cleared the magic 40 point safety mark.

Aston Villa Team News:

Gavin McCann is available again after suspension, John Carew returns from a knock, and Patrik Berger will hoping to hang on to his place against his old club after some recent impressive displays.

Player to watch: Berger

When he was at Fratton always played a blinder against Liverpool and looked likely to score, hope it doesn't go the same for Pompey as on his day the Czech is dynamite.

Pompey Team News:

Benjani should start up front with Kanu after Harry admitted thet are his preferred front two, Johnson is fit again, but will probably have to make do with a spot on the bench.

Player to watch: Benjani

In prolific form with one in his last appearance, can he squeeze out another that his hard running deserves?

Match Facts & Stats

Pompey always play bloody awfully at Villa Park, some of our worst displays in the Premiership have come in that part of the Midlands, a change in fortune with seventh spot within reach wouldn't go amiss.

Ref Watch:

Martin Atkinson, only other appearance in a Pompey game this season was our last away win at West Ham

Match Prediction:

If recent years are to go by, a stuffing for Pompey, but against Newcastle last week we saw more of the early season Pompey, so may the sunshine football prevail along with the weather.

Next Fixtures:

Liverpool at home
Everton away

Best leave the valuables at home




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Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 21 2007

Time: 9:31PM

Your Comments

Villa Park owes us something so I'm sticking my neck on the line with a Pompey win, 2-1... With the way the results went today the race for 5th let alone 7th will be well and truely back on if we can win! Yes I know fixtures aren't that favourable to us but I'd back us to beat anyone at Fratton on our day so if we win at Villa Park I'd not bet against us beating both Liverpool and Arsenal at Fratton... The Everton match could be even more crucial than we thought...
pompeyrug
I think this is tougher than it looks, im going for a 1-1! Kanu getting the goal!
CharlieChimes
any points will do, just to keep the season alive, Liverpool and Arsenal are both qualified for the champions league so can relax, and Everton could be the holy chalice if we get points today!
paultsmouth
A point will be a good point as Villa are on a real role at the moment aren't they...
pompeyrug
...but obviously we all still want three...
pompeyrug
I'm going 0-0 on this one with home wins over Liverpool and Arsenal. I'd like to think we will get something at Everton but I cannot see that happening, so the players will want to make that final push with the other matches.
TruePompeyBlue
Well this is the 'easier' of the 4 remaining matches. We need to be ready for this & at them from the off. We will need to score as I expect them to. A draw will be a good result, they will be expecting to win. It all depends on which Pompey turns up. Lose & kiss Europe goodbye.
storagematt
Finished 0-0, I'm happy with that, a vast improvement on the last two seasons. Not enough to take us back up to 7th but good enough to take us to eighth - we're in a good position, but whatever happens it's in our hands now.
TruePompeyBlue
 

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