Aston Villa vs Newcastle United
League Championship – England
Date: Saturday, 24th September 2016,
Kick-Off: 17:30 UK
Venue: Villa Park, Aston, Birmingham.
A win-less Aston Villa have a point to prove when they welcome fellow relegated side Newcastle United for the Championship clash on Saturday evening.
Roberto Di Mateo managed side has now gone without a win in 6 Championship games after being held to a goal-less draw by Ipswich Town last weekend. The pressure is slowly mounting on them as they lie 18th in the league table with one point clear-off the relegation zone. The Villians have won just once this season and drawn majority (6) of their games and lost twice.
Newcastle United are in some brilliant form at the moment, but they were defeated by Wolves in the last round Championship fixture. And they had their revenge in the space of 3 days as a pair of goals in the first half helped them defeat the Wolves in the FA Cup third round fixture. The Magpies are currently third in the standings, 4 points short off league leaders Huddersfield and 2 behind second placed Norwich.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United: Head-to-Head Stats
Both of the Premier League meetings between Villa and Newcastle in the last season ended in draws. A 1-1 draw at St. James Park on December 2015 was followed by a goal-less draw at Villa Park on May 2016.
Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last 10 league matches against Aston Villa, with 5 wins and 5 draws.
The last two home matches of Aston Villa against Newcastle were goal-less draws and they are without a win in the last 5 with 3 draws and 2 defeats.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United: Prediction
Newcastle United are a team on form while Aston Villa are struggling to fine their feet in the league. Both teams must have started the season with the ambition of winning promotion back to the Premier League, but Aston Villa are way behind in the race.
The Champions League winning managers Rafa Benitez and Roberto Di Mateo are known to be highly tactical and we could expect a cagey affair here. So goals will be on the lower side. The visitors will go in as favourites on the back of their good form and it is very likely that they come out with at least a point from this tie.
Correct Score Prediction: 0-0 at Half-Time at 13/8 (2.62).
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10)
Double Chance – Draw/Newcastle at 12/25 (1.48).
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