Aston Villa is hosting West Bromwich Albion in English Premier League action on Wednesday. West Brom manager Pepe Mel is getting his first taste of an English local derby.
“It could be harder for us, preparing to face a team with a new manager,” Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert said, via ESPN FC. “Regardless of who is in charge, though, a derby game will take care of itself and the atmosphere will lift everybody. It doesn’t matter who is in the technical area.
“In a derby game anything can happen. It doesn’t matter who is on form or who is not. I think I said that the last time we played them. We’ve got a lot of confidence at the minute from our draw at Liverpool the other week and that’s evident.
“The atmosphere won’t need lifting. It will be there anyway. We’ll have the majority of the crowd on our side this time and they’ll get right behind us, I’ve got no doubt about that.”
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