‘Bold’ midfield selection as Unai Emery axes ‘frustrating’ attacker - Aston Villa predicted XI vs Newcastle

Aston Villa predicted lineup for the Premier League fixture against Newcastle United on Tuesday evening.

Aston Villa are in home Premier League action for the first time in 2024 as they play host to Newcastle United on Tuesday evening.

The Villans will be relieved to be back on home soil as it has been an entire month since Unai Emery's side last graced the turf at Villa Park. Douglas Luiz's 89th-minute penalty sealed three points in a dramatic 3-2 win over Burnley that day; Emery will be hoping for another three points this time around.

Newcastle, who sensationally qualified for the UEFA Champions League last season, have surprisingly fallen away this term. The Magpies are well down in 10th position and 14 points behind Villa as it stands. Nobody would've expected such a gap - at least this way around - but it has become a reality.

Eddie Howe's team have lost their last four Premier League games and are at risk of falling out of the running for any European qualification whatsoever. The Toon are desperate to turn their season around. Villa, meanwhile, will be eager to get revenge for the 5-1 defeat at St. James' Park on the opening day of the campaign.

A win for the Villans this midweek could see them soar back up to second in the Premier League and within two points of leaders Liverpool. Here's the starting lineup we think Emery will name to give his team the best chance of doing just that.

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