Aston Villa vs Bournemouth
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Bournemouth fans were awarded a mouth-watering schedule for the start of the season. They were pitted against two newly promoted teams for their first two fixtures, and it really should have been six easy points.
Instead, at home, the squad faltered at the first obstacle itself, as they were held to a draw. The result was quite painful too, considering the equalizer coming in the 88th minute.
With the group being given a reality check, a victory in this next tie is more of a need. The team just cannot start with two winless matches and hope for a successful campaign.
Coming to Villa, they had the misfortune to begin against Champions League runner-up, Spurs, and expectedly lost. Still, they had opened the scoring, and if not for some late heroics from Harry Kane, they would have delivered a miracle right at the beginning of the season itself.
Aston has the home advantage this weekend and will hope to put it to good use. They still do have the confidence of killing it at the playoffs at the end of the 2018-19 period.
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Bournemouth won 1-2.
- Except for once, every meeting ended with goals from both teams.
- At this venue, 100% of games have had goals on either side of the pitch.
- In league encounters, the guests hold a 100% winning record at this stadium.
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Prediction
Despite being on the road, the experience that Bournemouth has over their counterparts in the top division in the recent period in England will make a difference this Saturday. They are used to dealing with the pressure and high expectations associated with playing in the best league in the world and managed to extend their stay here, whereas Villa cannot make that claim.
Moreover, the last time these two met, Bournemouth had recorded a win over the other, and importantly, they have a 100% winning record in league h2h clashes at this venue. As such, expect them to avoid a loss at the least this weekend.
Coming to goals though, the home advantage could play a role. At this venue, every single face-to-face meeting has had goals from both teams, and in overall fixtures, only once have such a meeting ended without satisfying the BTTS clause.
Importantly, despite them being the underdogs, Aston is in fine form. It’d really take a gargantuan effort to stop them from scoring.
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Betting Tips
Double Chance: Bournemouth or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).