Aston Villa vs Wigan Athletic: Kick-off time, how you can follow it, team news, latest odds.Preview: Villa welcome Wigan Athletic in Second Round of Carabao Cup.Player Grades: Aston Villa defeats Norwich City 4-2.
After struggling for five halves of league play, Steve Bruce pushed the right buttons against the Canaries and has an upper hand in his tiff with Villa supporters who were questioning his early season choices and tactics, as well as his overall fitness in his position. All credit where it’s due, Bruce made a great call in putting Keinan Davis up top and that spark led to great things from the Aston Villa attack, which took a lot of pressure off of a beleaguered back line
With that said, it took our Bruce those five halves to play a style of football that fans were pining for, and that probably only gives him about forty-five minutes of credit. If Villa’s XI open with a mentality and determination like they had in the first half against Hull City and over the course of the whole evening against Norwich, the faithful should be sated; however, if Bruce has them back and playing tentative like against Reading, the boo birds will let him know at half.