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As you would expect, lots of talk today is about Gareth Barry. I fear he will go if we fail to qualify for the Champions League – which is looking more and more likely now. We have messed things up for ourselves and unsurprisingly the Barcodes did us no favours yesterday.

So, can we win? Well, yes, of course we CAN, but I am not confident. I will be a LOT less confident if we play 4-4-2, as I discussed yesterday.

If we play 4-5-1/4-3-3 then I think we can get something. Yes, Liverpool have beat Real Madrid and Manchester United in their last two games, and have scored 8 goals in the process. But Liverpool tend to be better against the very best and while we are a good side, the very best we are not. A Liverpool win IS the most likely result but I would not be stunned if we got a draw out of the game. If we play 4-5-1, stifle their players and show a bit of belief, we can definitely get something out of this. The belief is waning however, and we need it back ASAP if we are going to at least put up a scrap for 4th.

Prediction: 1-1

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March 22, 2009 Posted by | Aston Villa, Match Preview | 1 Comment