Aston Villa v Ipswich preview
Last Updated: 24/11/17 1:03pm
Mile Jedinak is pushing for a recall to the Aston Villa starting line up for the visit of Ipswich.
Following his exploits with Australia, who he helped to qualify for the World Cup, the midfielder has been a substitute in the games against QPR and Sunderland. Henri Lansbury is fit again after a knee problem and is another option for Villa boss Steve Bruce, along with Ahmed Elmohamady.
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John Terry (foot), Jonathan Kodjia (ankle) and Scott Hogan (stomach) remain unavailable for Villa, who are up to fourth in the Championship table after seven wins in the last 10 games.
Ipswich forward David McGoldrick is sidelined after suffering a deep gash to his groin during the midweek draw with Sheffield Wednesday. Midfielder Emyr Huws came off the bench to make his first appearance of the season following an Achilles problem, so could be in contention.
Danish defender Jonas Knudsen is available again following a one-match suspension, while Tommy Smith should be involved after returning from international duty with New Zealand. Midfielder Teddy Bishop is close to a return after a long-standing groin/hernia problem. Luke Hyam and Andre Dozzell continue their rehabilitation following respective knee surgery.
Aston Villa lost their last home league match against Ipswich last season - they haven't lost back to back matches against the Tractor Boys at Villa Park since October 1981.
Ipswich haven't scored more than once in any of their last 17 league matches against Aston Villa, since a 3-0 win September 1984.
There have been more headed goals scored in games involving Ipswich than any other Championship team this season (14 - 7 for, 7 against).
The Tractor Boys have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 16 away league games, with their last shutout coming at Villa Park in February.
Albert Adomah has scored three goals in his last two games for Aston Villa - the winger has scored eight goals from 11 shots on target in the Championship this season.
The Villans have lost just twice in their last 15 league games, winning nine and drawing four.
Villa have put that disappointing result at home to Sheffield Wednesday before the international break behind them with a couple of great wins since and they're finally starting to get up to the part of the table you'd expect them to be in.
Ipswich were excellent on Wednesday night against Sheffield Wednesday and you wonder how much conceding that late equaliser will play on their minds here. Home win.
Prutton predicts: 2-1 (7/1 with Sky Bet)