By Graham Hill
SKY SPORTS clearly think that Villa’s trip to Leeds at the end of the month could be a decider of one form another.
The game will now be played on Sunday, April 28 with a mid-day kick-off.
Presumably, Sky think that Leeds could secure promotion back to the Premier League on that day – or at least take a big step towards it.
But there is a chance that Villa could ruin the party by going to Elland Road and claiming the points.
There will definitely be a hint of revenge in the air as Leeds came to Villa before Christmas and fought back from two goals down to win it 3-2 with a late goal.
How precious would those points be to Villa now? As it was, Leeds went top of the Championship – making them firm favourites for promotion.
But things have not been plain sailing for Marcelo Bielsa’s side since,
The Argentinian was caught using one of his employees as a ‘spy’ at Derby County this season – and Bielsa even said he watched Villa train before their December meeting, although no-one knows how he could have pulled that one off.
It promises to be a thriller – but it goes without saying that Sky must be praying both teams make it back into the Premier League as they are guaranteed to boost the viewing figures.