Aston Villa v Brentford: match preview

Dean Smith can take satisfaction from the fact that this is a Premier League match, since he played a role in the rise of both clubs. He did well during three seasons in charge of Brentford, during which he hired Thomas Frank as his assistant. Now Smith hopes Villa become the first team to score a league goal against Frank’s side this season. With Danny Ings having netted twice in two games so far, the hosts’ hopes will be high, even more so if Ollie Watkins is fit enough to make his first appearance of the season. Paul Doyle

Saturday 3pm

Venue Villa Park

Last season n/a

Referee Peter Bankes

This season n/a

Odds H Evens A 3-1 D 11-4

ASTON VILLA
Subs from Steer, Targett, Tuanzebe, Philogene-Bidace, Hourihane, Chukwuemeka, Archer, Watkins

Doubtful None

Injured Bailey (hamstring, Sep), Traoré (hamstring, Sep), Trezeguet (knee, unknown), Sanson (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y4 R0

Form LW

Leading scorer Ings 2

BRENTFORD
Subs from Gunnarsson, Fernández, Goode, Forss, Thompson, Wissa, Ghoddos, Valencia, Dervisoglu, Jeanvier, Fosu, Peart-Harris, Baptiste, Bidstrup, Sørensen, Roerslev, Zamburek, Racic

Doubtful None

Injured Dasilva (hip, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y1 R0

Form WD

Leading scorer Canós, Nørgaard 1