Aston Villa are hoping to avoid defeat for the first time in four Premier League games this season ahead of their trip to face fellow ex-European champions Nottingham Forest on Monday night. Villa are presently on a three-match unbeaten run after avoiding defeat against teams such as Manchester City, Southampton and Leeds United.
Villa secured their first win in five games when young Englishman Jacob Ramsey scored with four first half minutes left on the clock to lead the team to a 1-0 win at home to Southampton. The victory made it four points from two Premier League games for Villa after three points from the previous five Premier League games.
Aston Villa made it five points from the last three Premier League games with the goalless draw at Leeds United on Saturday though they should have won the game after their hosts played the second half with a man down. Leeds United winger Luis Sinisterra was sent off at the start of the second half for two yellow cards, but Villa could not take advantage to bag back-to-back league wins for the first time this season. Up next for Gerrard and Villa is the game against hosts Nottingham Forest who are at the foot of the Premier League table.