Previous Villa of Midfielder Mersen believes Smith’s side will be a difficult customer for any Premier League this season and have supported him in beating the Wolves over the weekend.
Villa are still unbeaten on home soil. The campaign topped both Newcastle United and Everton and drew Brentford. They are looking for their fourth win of the season against Bruno Ledge, but could face wolves at the Premier League table if they lose at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.
Despite losing to Jack Grellish from Manchester City this summer for a record Premier League transfer fee, Villa’s 95 95 million investment in attacking all three Emiliano Bondia, Danny Ings and Leon Bailey has been lauded.
However, the three summer buyers have yet to play a minute’s action with last season’s top scorer Oli Watkins, and this paints a picture that Mersen believes Smith still has a great way to go.
“Austin Villa, in my opinion, is waiting to explode,” Merson said. Sportskida. As he previewed the Premier League game against the Wolves.
“I always say that when you play like Brighton and Austin Villa in the Premier League and bring in three points, they are really good wins.
“The Wolves missed out on a lot of my favorite opportunities, even though Ra راl Jimenez is back on the farm.
“The goal he scored against Southampton was mind blowing, but it’s a big derby game and I’m going to win the villa.”
MERS forecast: Austin Villa 2-1 Wolves