By Amir Mir

David Prutton has backed Aston Villa to beat Cardiff 2-1 on Saturday afternoon but stated that he is flabbergasted that they are on their best unbeaten run in five years.

Steve Bruce’s side have not lost a league fixture in six games, including their 1-1 draw at promotion chasing Brighton last Friday.

Additionally, Villa are yet to be beaten on home soil this season, despite languishing in the bottom half of the Championship table.

Former Nottingham Forest midfielder Prutton has explained why Bruce’s men will maintain their unbeaten run against the Welsh side at Villa Park at the weekend.

“Villa are on their best unbeaten run in five years, which is flabbergasting,” Prutton wrote in his Sky Sports column.

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“Even though Cardiff got a win against Huddersfield last weekend I think Villa will be too strong for them here, and their home form has been the one constant this season. I’ll go for a Villa win.”

The Midlands giants have 22 points from 17 games this term, while their opponents for the weekend are one place and two points above the relegation zone.

Villa are currently five points a drift of the final play-off spot and six points above the relegation zone.

Bruce’s side are the draw specialists of the division with ten games finishing even, while Cardiff have won five, drawn three and lost nine games during this campaign.

Forward Jonathan Kodjia has scored four goals in his last three home games and he will be hoping to add to his tally at the weekend.

However, Villa will be up against a side that beat promotion chasing Huddersfield 3-2 during their last fixture.

In the other Aston Villa news, supporters on Twitter saw the comical side as Joleon Lescott is released by AEK Athens.