Match Day: Aston Villa vs. Reading

Villa will try to get back on track tonight against visiting Reading. And while we’re still in the playoff spots in fourth, any continuation of our lackluster form of late might see us starting to look over our shoulders. Which isn’t really where we want to be with seven games remaining.

Match Day: Hull City vs. Aston Villa

Here it is, the run-in: the eight-game stretch that will either set Villa up for promotion or see us crying in our beers. What’s tricky about the run-in is that we’ll play five of these eight remaining games in just two weeks. Which is basically absurd. We go in with a seven-point buffer over Derby. Where we come out? Anyone’s guess.