Date: 12th November 2015 at 7:03pm
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With seven Premier League games remaining until the turn of the year and the season’s halfway stage, we take a look at how we think Aston Villa will fare up until the start of 2016.

Vs Everton (A), Nov 21

Despite their impressive goalless draw against joint-leaders Manchester City last weekend in Remi Garde’s first game in charge, how much can Villa really improve until the end of the year? We predict their trip to Everton will see Villa leave short-changed as they remain rock bottom in the table.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Watford (H), Nov 28

Villa fans haven’t had much to celebrate at all since Rudy Gestede’s winner on the opening day of the season against Bournemouth, but perhaps the visit of fellow newboys Watford to the Midlands will boost the club’s Christmas spirit heading into December. Three points are up for grabs in Remi Garde’s second home league game in charge. Perhaps Gestede might snatch the winner once more!

Shoot Says: Win

8th November 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Aston Villa v Manchester City - New Aston Villa manager Remi Garde - Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Manager Remi Garde inspired Aston Villa to a goalless draw against joint-leaders Manchester City in his first game in charge of the club.

Vs Southampton (A), Dec 5

St Marys’ Stadium is fast becoming a tricky venue to walk away from with all three points, let alone not leaving empty handed for those respected bottom-half clubs. With the Saints now unbeaten in six and fast ascending upon the top four, Ronald Koeman’s side should go marching onto victory on the south coast.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Arsenal (H), Dec 13

Aston Villa still have nightmares about last season’s results against the Gunners; where they conceded 12 goals in three meetings, failed to score and lost the FA Cup final inside Wembley Stadium. However; under new management in Frenchman Remi Garde, we anticipate a surprising plot twist at Villa Park where the hosts pin down Arsenal for a precious point.

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Newcastle United (A), Dec 19

Steve McClaren’s Newcastle are gaining a little bit of momentum after dragging themselves out of the bottom three after Saturday’s 1-0 victory at Bournemouth, something Villa fans can only dream of still on just five points. With the Magpies boasting a better festive fixture pile-up than Villa, Newcastle might just be too hot to handle at St James’ Park before Christmas.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs West Ham United (H), Dec 26

Hope those Aston Villa players will be laying off the turkey on Christmas Day as they have got some crucial Premier League ties coming their way to conclude 2015 and kick start the New Year. Welcoming West Ham United on Boxing Day, who seem to be specialists away from home having conquered Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City all in their own backyard, is hardly the ideal belated Christmas present new manager Remi Garde would have wished for.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Norwich City (A), Dec 28

Perhaps circled as a relegation six-pointer clash? Nobody will want to be on the losing side of this decisive encounter to round off the calendar year. But the Canaries will fancy their chances against the fellow strugglers at Carrow Road after playing the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham in recent weeks. Norwich’s escape from facing the ‘big boys’ should send them celebrating the New Year in winning ways.

Shoot Says: Lose

Overall Points: 9

League position: 19th

 
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