Aston Villa take on Dutch outfit AZ Alkmaar in a Europa Conference League match on Thursday evening.
Villa have won two and lost one of their first three European ties this season, leaving them off top spot in Group E via goal difference. AZ Alkmaar, meanwhile, are bottom of the table with three points. Back Aston Villa to pick up the win on Thursday at 4/9 with bet365.
Matty Cash latest before AZ Alkmaar
Ahead of Thursday’s clash, an update on Aston Villa right-back Matty Cash has been provided.
The defender went off injured during Villa’s 2-0 loss to Nottingham Forest this past weekend, casting doubt over his ability to feature for his side in their two games this week.
However, journalist Kuba Seweryn provided an update on the defender ahead of a possible call-up to the Polish national side this week and the news was fairly positive:
“Matty Cash left the pitch for Aston Villa yesterday with a minor shoulder injury, but it’s probably nothing serious. If he gets called up, he should come without a problem,” he wrote.
Elsewhere, Jacob Ramsey is not expected back until after the upcoming break while Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia are likely to miss the remainder of 2023/24.