Aston Villa vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 23 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
The Lions used to be one of the best teams in the competition this season, and at one point they were at the top of the table.
However, as of now, they are in the mid-table, and due to some tough fixtures one after the other, they have dropped a concerning number of points lately.
At present, they are under pressure to post some much-needed wins, or else all their effort early in the campaign would have been for no use.
This weekend, they are at home, and are locking horns with one of the weakest squads in the league at the moment – the Magpies. Note that Steve Bruce’s men are on a losing run in overall match-ups, and especially on the road.
Moreover, Dean Smith’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years at this venue.
By the looks of things, expect Aston Villa to emerge victorious this Saturday.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Lions were unbeaten in five of the preceding six overall encounters.
- The latest clash had ended in a 1-1 draw.
- At this venue, the hosts are unbeaten since 2013.
- The home team had kept clean sheets in three of the preceding four meetings at this stadium.
- The last time these two locked horns at this ground, the hosts had won 2-0.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle Prediction
Smith’s men lost 2-0 on the road the last match-day, against Manchester City. In the meantime, the Magpies lost 3-0 on the road against Arsenal.
Going on, the Lions were unbeaten in four of their former seven overall match-ups, and they remained so in two of their past three games at this stadium.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a nine-fixture winless run, and they had also lost seven of these games. Note that they had also failed to score in six of their former seven matches.
On the road, Bruce’s men are on a six-fixture losing run, and they have a combined scorecard of 9-0 (in favor of their opponents) from their past five games away from home.
Going on, the Lions also have a good h2h record at this venue over the years as well. Considering all these factors, expect Aston Villa to emerge victorious this Saturday.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Betting Tips
Aston Villa to Win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 1.5 Second Half Goals @ 1.83 (5/6).