By Abhinab Ghosh on September 14, 2020

4-2-3-1 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Burton Albion (Aston Villa players are in action in the picture)

Crystal Palace’s Scottish-born Irish midfielder James McCarthy (C) jumps for the ball against Aston Villa’s Irish midfielder Conor Hourihane (L) and Aston Villa’s Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz Aston during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on July 12, 2020. (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Aston Villa will clash heads with Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night hoping to progress into the third round of the EFL Cup by picking up a win on the road. The Villans managed to secure a hard-fought 1-0 win over Manchester United in a friendly game last weekend which will keep them in high spirits heading into this midweek showdown versus the Staffordshire outfit.

Dean Smith will probably stick with his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation and might be inclined to name an unchanged team for this upcoming cup clash away from home.

Defence

Jed Steer is expected to feature in goal for Villa after he kept an impressive clean sheet versus the Red Devils last Saturday. Ezri Konsa will partner Tyrone Mings at the heart of the Villans backline as they try to restrict the opposition from scoring in midweek.

Matty Cash could get the nod to start at right-back while Matt Targett tries to produce another industrious performance as the left-back. Both of them need to…

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