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Aston Villa will be without striker Libor Kozak when they host fellow strugglers Norwich City at Villa Park on Saturday. Authentic Marquis Haynes Jersey . The Czech Republic international has been ruled out for up to a month with a broken bone in his ankle and with Jordan Ayew also set to start a three-match ban after his sending-off against West Ham in midweek, Villa have only two fit forwards to face the Canaries.However, Gabriel Agbonlahor has not scored for almost a year, while Scott Sinclairs last league goal came in August, and Villa must rely on that pair to claw back the 10-point gap to fourth-bottom Norwich. Team newsRudy Gestede is out with a hamstring injury and the frontman joins Kozak on the sidelines.Ashley Westwood (calf) could return, but Carlos Sanchez (hamstring) and Adama Traore (foot) both remain out. Aston Villa and Norwich go head to head on Saturday afternoon with both sides in desperate need of a win Meanwhile, Norwich midfielder Alex Tettey must serve a one-match ban for the trip to the west Midlands after the Norwegian collected his 10th yellow card in the midweek defeat to Tottenham.Winger Robbie Brady is expected to be available again following illness, but midfielder Graham Dorrans is still struggling to shake off a bug.Fellow midfielder Gary ONeil has now completed a three-match suspension following his dismissal at Stoke, while striker Patrick Bamford will be in the squad for the first time since signing on loan from Chelsea ahead of the transfer deadline.Opta statsVilla are unbeaten in their last six competitive home games against Norwich (W3 D3) and defeated them 4-1 at Villa Park in their last meeting there.Norwich have won just one of their last 11 Premier League away games (W1 D2 L8). Remi Garde has confirmed that Jordan Ayew has been fined by Aston Villa Villa have won just one of their last 12 Premier League games at Villa Park (W1 D4 L7), scoring just eight goals in that run.Villa have claimed just seven points at home this season, at least five fewer than any other side in the Premier League.Norwich have allowed more shots on target against them in 2016 than any other team (29).Villa have 13 points after 24 Premier League games this season; each of the four teams to have previously won 14 points or fewer at this stage have ended the season in last place. Alex Neil says the games in the Premier League are only getting tougher Norwich will be looking to win both home and away in a single Premier League season against Villa for the first time since 1992/93.The Canaries are the only Premier League side yet to keep a clean sheet on the road this season.Remi Gardes side havent scored a first-half league goal since the start of December (Joleon Lescott against Southampton) and have now gone nine Premier League games without one.Brady has created more chances than any other Norwich player this season (33), but has only assisted one goal.Mersons predictionWhat else is there to say about Villa? They havent bought anybody in January, theyre bottom of the league and their best player got sent off at West Ham and faces a suspension. Norwich, meanwhile, dont seem to be able to win a game as well, so this is a big match for them. If Norwich lose this theyll be in major trouble, despite bringing in fresh faces in January.PAUL PREDICTS: 1-1 (Sky Bet odds: 9/2 & Most popular Super 6 prediction: 1-1)BettingSky Bet make bottom club Villa 11/8 favourites ahead of their clash with Norwich (2/1), with the draw a 9/4 shot. Villa remain 2/9 favourites to finish bottom, but four league defeats on the bounce has seen Norwich cut to 6/5 to take the plunge.The Canaries won the home fixture 2-0 and its 12/1 for a repeat of that outcome, while Villa to win with both teams scoring is 4/1.Fit-again Agbolahor is 9/4 to net anytime for the hosts, with Steven Naismith 7/1 to open the scoring. Check out tips from our Sky Sports pundits Jamie Redknapp, Charlie Nicholas, Phil Thompson and Matt Le Tissier here.  Authentic Kendrick Norton Jersey . The incident occurred at 19:56 of the second period of the Kings 4-2 road win over Edmonton on Sunday. 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MANCHESTER, England -- The grass is getting greener in Spanish soccer.In an attempt to catch up with the financially dominant Premier League, Spains top teams are coming up with new ways to promote the sport in their country and improve its global audience share.And its all about the look, beyond the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.The league introduced an audio-visual rule for this season, forcing clubs to make their stadiums look better on TV if they wanted to cash in on Spains improved broadcasting deals. That meant giving a lick of paint to some of the more run-down stadiums, moving spectators to certain areas to ensure they are in camera shot, brightening up advertising hoardings and, yes, making the grass greener on the fields.The problem with Spain, Adolfo Bara, the Spanish leagues marketing director, said on the sidelines of the SoccerEx convention, is that its really hot in summer. If you look, in September in some of the stadiums, the grass was yellow. We now talk to the clubs on how the groundkeepers must make sure it is proper green.Comply with these new audio-visual rules and a club gets more money out of Spains new TV broadcasting contracts, which gives the smaller teams a greater share of overall revenue compared to previous years when Real Madrid and Barcelona hogged the earnings.Borja GGonzalez, stadium business manager at Athletic Bilbao, told The Associated Press at SoccerEx that among the changes at his clubs renovated San Mames ground was changing the color of the sponsors messages on hoardings surrounding the field to make them red and white. Cheap Panthers Jerseys Authentic. They are the colors worn by Bilbao.Spain, like other countries, looks on enviously at the Premier League with its 96.2 percent capacity attendances, its passionate fans, its international popularity, its colorful stadiums and its money-making ability. This season marks the start of a new three-year broadcasting deal for Englands popular and lucrative top division worth 8.3 billion pounds ($10.75 billion).Spains annual broadcast revenue is 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion) a season, which is double the amount in the previous deal.Bara said the English model is something Spain is looking to follow.You see La Liga and sometimes the light is good, sometimes not; some grass is green, some grass is yellow. The problem is, its not consistent, Bara said. For us, its very important that when someone watches a football game, they know its La Liga no matter which team is playing.Its going to take another year, but we will get there. ' ' '