Aston Villa vs Newcastle Betting Tips
Aston Villa and Newcastle United will play a match in hand this weekend in the Premier League at Villa Park. While other Premier League clubs compete in the FA Cup, Aston Villa and Newcastle United will have their focus on the league after elimination from the cup competition.
The Villains are coming off of a midweek 2-0 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad. Dean Smith’s team played well throughout but the gulf in class between the sides showed late on as Manchester City got the goals needed for the win in the final 11 minutes.
Aston Villa are winless in their last three matches taking one point from nine. They are on a two-match league losing streak. Aston Villa are just seven points back of fifth place and have three games in hand over other European qualification hopefuls.
Newcastle United are on a three-match losing streak in the league. Steve Bruce is struggling to get the best out of his players and the team are trending down in the league table. Newcastle United are just seven points above the relegation zone. The good news for the Magpies is that the teams below them continue to drop points. Aston Villa took four points from six last term from Newcastle United. Can they grab another win against the Magpies this weekend?
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Betting Odds
Aston Villa’s back-to-back losses in the league came against the two Manchester clubs. Those losses can be taken with a grain of salt as Aston Villa were in both matches until the end. Leading sportsbooks have Aston Villa as the favourite to collect a win on Saturday at home. Aston Villa are at odds of 8/15 to collect a win. A victory would move the Villains up to eighth place ahead of both Chelsea and Southampton.
Villa’s home form has been poor this season. They have taken just 10 points from 21 at Villa Park. Smith will be confident of a win as Aston Villa are unbeaten in back-to-back home fixtures. The team are +4 in goals difference at home. They have outscored opponents 15-11. Remember that seen of those 15 goals came against Liverpool.
Leading sportsbooks have Newcastle United at odds of 11/2 to finish with a win at full-time versus Aston Villa. The Magpies have lost three games in a row in the league along with a match last weekend in the FA Cup versus Arsenal. Newcastle United have taken just eight points away from home from 27 possible. Four straight away matches for Newcastle United finished in defeat.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Team News
Smith has just two players on his injury list heading into the game on Saturday. Striker Wesley is still on the road back to full fitness after a severe knee injury last season. Trezeguet is also suffering from COVID-19. He is ruled out of the match this weekend. Aston Villa’s first-team players are only just back from a layoff from a number of positive COVID-19 tests. The entire training ground was shut down due to the number of positive cases.
The Aston Villa manager was sent off versus Manchester City for a “bizarre conversation”. The sending off came after Bernardo Silva’s controversial opening goal was allowed to stand. Smith questioned a possible offside in the buildup to the play. However, Smith was wrong about the decision and the offside law that was applied in the situation.
Allan Saint-Maximin is back in training following a bout of COVID-19. The exciting winger has missed several games due to his case of the virus. Federico Fernandez is a doubt for the game due to a muscle injury. Ryan Fraser is suspended for the fixture due to a sending off versus Sheffield United.
Reports on Thursday indicate that Newcastle United are nearing the re-signing of Eintracht Frankfurt wing-back/full-time Jetro Willems. Newcastle United are at the bottom of the Premier League form table. Just two points from their last 18 on offer have been collected.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Prediction
Both teams to score: NO @ 23/20 - BET NOW
Aston Villa took four points from six possible last season from Newcastle United. Their match at Villa Park finished 2-0 in favour of the Villains. Conor Hourihane and Anwar El-Ghazi scored just before the halftime break to give Aston Villa a 2-0 leading they held on to. Four of Aston Villa’s last six Premier League matches ended with both teams not scoring goals. Newcastle United have not scored in either of their last two league matches.
Jack Grealish to score anytime @ 15/8 - BET NOW
Despite the constant praise from the English media, Jack Grealish has cooled off in front of goal. He has scored five times in 16 league appearances. However, Grealish has not found the back of the net in his last seven Premier League games. He has tallied three assists during those seven games. Grealish could break his goals drought this weekend versus a poor Newcastle United side.
Under 2.5 goals scored @ 5/4 - BET NOW
Aston Villa and Newcastle United played out two Premier League matches in 2019-20 with under 2.5 goals scored. This weekend’s fixture should with under 2.5 goals once more as Newcastle United struggle once more to score goals. Three of the Villains’ last six league matches finished with under 2.5 goals tallied. Four of Newcastle United’s last six matches in the league finished with under 2.5 goals as well.
Saturday’s match should see a low number of goals with Aston Villa once again coming out on top. The Villains may have lost back-to-back league games but those came against the Manchester clubs, who are first and second in the league currently.
Aston Villa had 19 days off due to COVID-19 cases. The team are still getting back to normal on the pitch. They should win once more at home versus Newcastle United. The Villains can move up to eighth place with a win and get their European qualification hopes back on track.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Tips
Here are our Aston Villa vs Newcastle betting tips and predictions for Saturday's Premier League match at Villa Park.
1. Both teams to score: NO @ 23/20
2. Jack Grealish to score anytime @ 15/8
3. Under 2.5 goals scored @ 5/4
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