m. ET on Wednesday. Allowing an average of 1. 93 points per game, Villa has been asleep on the defensive side of the ball and will need to wake up before the matchup. On Sunday, the Lions lost 2-1 to Chelsea. The loss was just more heartbreak for Villa, who fell 2-1 when the teams previously met last December. Meanwhile, Newcastle got themselves on the board against Sheffield United on Sunday, but Sheffield never followed suit. Newcastle captured a comfortable 3-0 victory. Newcastle United's win lifted them to 10-12-8 (13th place with 38 points) while Aston Villa's defeat dropped them down to 7-18-5 (19th place with 26 points). We'll see if the Magpies can repeat their recent success or if Villa bounces back and reverse their fortune.