Sunday, September 30
TV: Live Sky Sports 2, Highlights BBC1 Match of the Day2
Aston Villa (Possible, 4-4-2): Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Lichaj;
N'Zogbia, El Ahmadi, Bannan, Holman; Benteke, Bent.
Out: Dunne (groin), Gardner (knee), Ireland (broken wrist), Petrov (illness).
Test: Bennett (leg).
WBA (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell;
Yacob, Mulumbu; Gera, Morrison, Brunt; Lukaku.
Out: Odemwingie (suspended), Reid (hamstring), Myhill (thumb), Thomas (knee), Reyes (unspecified).
Tests: Popov (groin), Ridgewell (calf), Morrison (hamstring).
Referee: Anthony Taylor. Matches 3, R1 Y1.
Aston Villa winger Brett Holman has recovered from a knee injury in time for Sunday's Premier League derby with West Brom at Villa Park after missing the midweek Capital One Cup win at Manchester City.
Midfielder Stephen Ireland is again ruled out with the cracked bone in his wrist suffered at Southampton last weekend although he should be fit after the forthcoming international break.
Full-back Joe Bennett picked up a knock to his leg at the Etihad Stadium and will be assessed by the Villa medical staff before any decision is taken on his fitness.
For Albion, Steven Reid has been ruled out for the fourth successive game due to a hamstring injury.
James Morrison is expected to be fit for the Villa Park clash and Liam Ridgewell has a chance of facing his former club.
But Boaz Myhill could be missing for two weeks after undergoing a minor operation on his thumb.
It must seem a lifetime ago for Paul Lambert when he was given a helping hand by Steve Clarke during his fledgling days as a player at St. Mirren.
But those memories will be cast aside this weekend as the managers prepare for their first derbies at their respective clubs, days after wildly contrasting results in the Capital One Cup.
Lambert emerged from a feud with Roberto Mancini to record a stirring victory over the Premier League champions while Clarke suffered a chastening experience at the hands of Brendan Rodgers' rookies.
Recent history is in Clarke's favour - Villa have not beaten Albion in their last three meetings.
Betting: Home 29-20, Away 7-4, Draw 9-4.
Stat of the game: Villa have scored 126 league goals against WBA at Villa Park.
John Percy’s prediction: Aston Villa 2 West Bromwich Albion 2.