Watford v Aston Villa

Relegated Aston Villa will be looking to avoid an 11th straight Premier League defeat when they lock horns with Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Villa’s woeful season was compounded a fortnight ago when a 1-0 loss at Manchester United meant they would be spending next term in the Championship.

The West Midlands giants recorded just three wins from 35 league outings, which resulted in the dismissals of former managers Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde, with Eric Black handed the reins on a caretaker basis until the end of the campaign.

The Hornets, meanwhile, can look at their first season back in the top flight with encouragement after reaching the FA Cup semi-finals, where they lost to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Quique Flores’ side have struggled for results in 2016, though, having picked up just three wins in their 15 outings since the turn of the year.

The 3-1 victory over West Brom a fortnight ago took them past the 40-point mark and they are currently 12th in the standings, just six points off a top-10 finish.

In team news, the hosts are expected to have Odion Ighalo available, despite a family bereavement.

Ighalo’s father passed away on Sunday, but the striker is in contention for selection after training this week.

However, Flores must do without Etienne Capoue, who suffered a knee injury against the Eagles at the weekend.

Gabby Agbonlahor will be unavailable for the Villans, despite his suspension being lifted by the club after he stepped down as captain.

Kieran Richardson also misses out with a calf injury, joining Libor Kozak (ankle) and Jordan Amavi (knee) on the sidelines, while Micah Richards is rated doubtful with a knee problem.

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