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Aston Villa will leave Frank Lampard fuming

Aston Villa will leave Frank Lampard fuming

Frank Lampard’s Derby County take on Dean Smith’s Aston Villa later on today, in what is a pivotal moment in the Championship season.

Lampard will be hoping to finish what has been a poor run of results against Aston Villa, where the club has only won three games in the last 10 against the Villains.

The most recent defeat came earlier this season with Lampard in charge where they crumbled to a 0-3 home defeat, which will only boost Villa’s confidence in doing the exact same to them again. Since that defeat, Derby have found it hard to put together a real winning run where they have only managed to string 2 wins back to back in that time.

With that in mind, here’s a look at a couple of reasons as to why Villa fans should be confident.

Villa Park atmosphere

Aston Villa will be well aware that with a win over Derby they will go within 3 points of the Rams. With this fact alone, we feel that the whole of Villa Park will be bouncing and pushing Derby into a hole while Villa can press high and give the defence a hard time and lead them to pick up some vital points.

However, Dean Smith will be cautious and worried that his Villa side haven’t picked up a win in their last 5 with their last coming on the 26.01.19 being a 2-1 win over Ipswich, he will be hoping that he can look to the past to motivate his side in stopping Derby taking any points at all.

Tammy Abraham

Frank Lampard will be wary of the talent that Villa have going forward with players like Tammy Abraham. The Villa striker has been devastating infront of goal this season scoring 20 goals in 28 appearances and Smith will hoping that his talisman can damage the Derby defence, who were weak during their 1-0 away defeat against Nottingham Forest. The form of the attackers for Villa compared to the defence of Derby will be a huge influence on the way the game plays out.

This tie promises to be an exciting one but due to previous meetings on more than one occasion, we feel that history will repeat itself and Villa will cause Derby more upset and dent their push for a play-off spot into further despair.

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