Aston Villa vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Thursday, 17 December 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
The Lions have two games in hand, and they still are just seven points away from the top-most spot. They had begun their campaign on such a positive note, that at one point they were at the top of the table, thwarting some of the best teams in world football.
Currently they are going through a barren stretch, and need a huge win to get back to their track, as well as bring confidence back to their camp.
And it seems that a perfect opportunity is awaiting them this Thursday. They are pitted against one of the worst teams in the league – the Clarets, who are currently struggling to stay above the relegation cut-off.
Going on, Sean Dyche’s men have also scored the second-least number of goals of all the teams in the contest (just six goals from eleven games), and they have been hopelessly terrible in away matches as well.
By the looks of things, count on Aston Villa to make use of this encounter, and post a good win this Thursday.
Aston Villa vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, Dean Smith’s men recorded a 1-2 win on the road.
- They had scored two or more goals in four of the preceding six clashes.
- They have lost just once against this opponent in the past two decades.
- The latest meeting at this ground had ended in a 2-2 draw.
Aston Villa vs Burnley: Prediction
The Lions recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Wolves. In the meantime, the Clarets registered a rare win the past game week. The scorecard was 0-1 on the road, against Arsenal.
Going on though, Dyche’s men were winless in 15 of their previous 19 overall fixtures, and they had failed to score in seven of their former eleven match-ups. Do also note that the win against the imploding Gunners were their only one on the road in the past five months.
On the other hand, Smith’s men had won nine of their last fourteen overall games, and five of their preceding nine appearances at home.
They also have registered some impressive wins this season against some of the best teams in the competition – Arsenal, Wolves, Leicester, Liverpool etc.
Taking these observations into consideration, expect the determined Aston Villa to post an inspiring win this Thursday at home.
Aston Villa vs Burnley: Betting Tips
To Win: Aston Villa @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Aston Villa @ 1.80 (4/5).