Aston Villa will come head-to-head against Newcastle United on 21 August, 2021 at Villa Park Stadium. Here is the predictions, preview, team news, betting tips and odds of the match.
Aston Villa will welcome the Magpies this weekend as they look to get their season back on track. Aston Villa played against Newcastle United in 2 matches this season. Currently, Aston Villa rank 11th, while Newcastle United hold 15th position. The match is a part of Premier League 2021/22.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Date, Time, Venue
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Aston Villa is going head to head with Newcastle United starting on 21 Aug 2021 at 14:00 UTC at Villa Park stadium, Birmingham city, England.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Match Preview and Live Stream
Aston Villa were looking forward to a big season with the acquisition of players such as Leon Bailey and Emiliano Buendia. But all their optimism was dashed when Manchester United met Jack Grealish’s release clause to take their captain away this summer.
This dejection reflected in their performance as they succumbed to a shocking 3-2 loss to newly-promoted Watford at Vicarage Road. The Toons, meanwhile, lost their home encounter to West Ham United by a 4-2 margin. It’s safe to say both teams would be desperate to get some points on the board this Saturday.
The English Premier League will be broadcasted live in India on the Star Entertainment Network and will be streaming live on Disney+ Hotstar App on iOS and Android. Aston Villa vs Newcastle United will kick off at 07:30 PM IST on Saturday, 21st August 2021 alongside three other PL games.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle Team news
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Aston Villa injuries and team news
Kortney Hause, Trezeguet and Wesley are expected to miss out again for Aston Villa this weekend, while suspended midfielder John McGinn will also be absent.
Matt Targett came off against Man City in mid-week with what looked a hamstring injury, and the fullback could well join his aforementioned teammates on the sidelines.
Newcastle United injuries and team news
Ryan Fraser is available again having served his suspension, while Allan Saint-Maximin could make his long awaited return after a bout of COVID-19.
Centre half Federico Fernandez is rated as doubtful however, and the Argentine defender should be absent from what will probably be a central defensive trio for the Magpies.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United Match Prediction
Aston Villa would be looking to make a statement against Newcastle who were very poor against the Hammers. Villa have the attack to rinse Newcastle’s defence and the likes of Watkins, Bailey, and Buendia should make sure that their team puts a few past the visitors. We go with a 2-0 home win.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 24/09/2016 tells us that Aston Villa have won 2 of them & Newcastle United 1, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 7 for The Villans and 5 for The Magpies. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The last league match between these clubs was Premier League match day 28 on 12/03/2021 which ended up with the score at Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa.
That time, Newcastle United managed 48% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The goals were scored by Ciaran Clark (86' Own goal) and Jamaal Lascelles (94').
At the other end, Aston Villa got 15 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by Paul Tierney.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle Betting tips
Villa aiming to restraighten their course
Stinging from back-to-back defeats against the Manchester giants, Aston Villa need a win to drag themselves back into the top half of the table, and the Villains should be able to claim the points they need against an out-of-sorts Newcastle team on Saturday.
Villa’s campaign has been hit by some COVID-19 led interruptions and absentees of late, though Dean Smith was still able to name a largely full-strength side in the club’s mid-week reverse at title favourites Man City.
The Villains gave an excellent account of themselves at the Etihad Stadium despite their eventual defeat, though we expect them to get back on track at home to Newcastle this weekend.
Magpies flying low
Newcastle meanwhile, are without a win in nine assignments ahead of their trip to the Midlands, and the Magpies’ dreadful performances in front of goal continue to be a major concern.
Steve Bruce’s ailing side managed to score just one goal in their last five Premier League fixtures combined, while Newcastle were beaten to nil in each of their last three tests on the road – a sequence that includes an embarrassing 1-0 defeat at bottom club Sheffield United.
Villa to eke out a win
Newcastle look a team completely devoid of confidence at present, and with Steve Bruce struggling to drag performances out of his players, and the United’s managers’ overly defensive tactical outlook drawing buckets of criticism, we expect the Magpies to be shot down again on Saturday.
A glut of goals for the hosts looks unlikely however. Villa have scored one or fewer goals in seven of their last nine Premier League matches, and two of their star attackers are in the midst of dry spells.
Ollie Watkins is without a goal in nine Premier League appearances, and while Jack Grealish’s creative powers remain potent, the Villa talisman has scored just once in 10 starts.
A single goal, however, should be enough to break Newcastle’s resolve on Saturday. The Magpies have lost five of their last six Premier League matches on their travels, and with their self-belief shot, we expect the Villains to eventually break them down.
With that considered, it’s worth backing the Villa and under 2.5 goals combination for Saturday’s clash, while a 1-0 correct score prediction is also advised.
What are the top odds for the game?
Regarding the current betting odds in the full-time result market, backing Aston Villa is best priced at 1.82, backing a draw is 3.98 & betting on the win for Newcastle United will get you 4.5. Those are the best of the bets available as of now.
Information of the two teams
Aston Villa Football Club is an English professional football club based in Aston, Birmingham. The club competes in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system. Founded in 1874, they have played at their home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888 and of the Premier League in 1992. Villa are one of only five English clubs to have won the European Cup, in 1981–82. They have also won the Football League First Division seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times, and the European (UEFA) Super Cup once.
Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, that plays in the Premier League - the top flight of English football. The club was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End. The team plays its home matches at St. James' Park. Per the Taylor Report's requirement that all Premier League clubs have an all-seater stadium, the ground was adjusted in the mid-1990s and currently has a capacity of 52,305.
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