Soccer News of Saturday, 23 January 2016
Aston Villa will be counting on the scoring credentials of Ghana forward Jordan Ayew when they clash with West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Saturday.
Ayew, 24, remains Villa’s top scorer with five league goals and manager Remi Garde with relying on the former Olympique Marseille star to produce the goals with the experienced likely to miss the game abby Agbonlahor because of a hip injury.
Villa remain unbeaten in their last two games and they expect to continue their mini-revival as West Brom have not been able to complete a double over Villa in the last 50 years.
The Baggies won the reverse fixture at the Villa Park 1-0 mid-September and are seeking a repeat over the Villa side who 10 points adrift of safety.
Albion have won two of their last 13 home games against Villa in all competitions (D5, L6). All 19 Premier League meetings have ended either as a draw or with a one-goal margin of victory.