Sky Sports pundit predicts Aston Villa v Norwich, talks about play-off chances
By Amir Mir
David Prutton has backed Aston Villa to beat Norwich 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in their Championship clash.
Sky Sports pundit Prutton believes “it will take some run” for the managerless away team to secure a play-off spot at the end of the campaign.
At this moment in time, eighth-placed Norwich are five points adrift of Sheffield Wednesday who occupy the final top six spot.
The Canaries sacked manager Alex Neil earlier on in the month after a number of bad results from the recently-relegated side.
Ahead of their trip to Villa Park at the weekend, former Nottingham Forest midfielder Prutton gave his thoughts on the match.
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“It will take some run from Norwich to make the play-offs considering the uncertainty that surrounds their managerial situation,” Prutton told Sky Sports.
“And I can’t see them getting anything from Villa Park this weekend. Steve Bruce’s side have been very good over the last few weeks and I think that continues.”
Villa go into this game on the back of a fine run of form which has seen them climb up the table after a poor start to 2017.
They have won five of their last six matches, losing only to third-placed Huddersfield 1-0 earlier on in the month.
Furthermore, the home team have received a number of injury boosts with Nathan Baker, Andre Green and Gabby Agbonlahor all returning to training.
They join the likes of Henri Lansbury and Scott Hogan who made their comebacks from injury prior to the international break.
Bruce’ side have won three games on the bounce on home soil, keeping three clean sheets, including picking up three points against the likes of Derby and Sheffield Wednesday.
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