Aston Villa vs Swansea
England- FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 5th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
This will be the first match in FA Cup for both these sides this season. Two former Premier League sides will battle it out in the Round of 32 of the FA Cup.
The Villa are 10th in the Championship at the moment. There is no other team that attacks better than the team from Birmingham. A total of 49 goals have been scored but 40 of them have been conceded as well.
But their recent performances at Villa Park has been disappointing. The home side was unable to win in the last 4 matches which included 3 draws. Even with their scoring prowess, they can’t keep a clean sheet in any of the last 5 matches at home.
A minimum of 2 goals have been conceded in those games and if they can’t make things right at the back clean sheets will be hard to come by in the upcoming matches.
Things have been going downhill for the Swans since last season. Relegation was imminent as they failed to win matches at the start of last season. At present they are 12th in the Championship with 10 wins and defeats each.
The scoring rate of the team from Wales gives us hope that we will see a high scoring match on Sunday. An impressive 35 gals have been scored by their attacking unit. From the last 5 away matches they won 3 games consecutively, but a constant run of wins are hard to come by. Both teams found the net in those previous 4 games on the road.
I hope to see an entertaining game of football as these two sides face off on Saturday.
Aston Villa vs Swansea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last 5 h2h matches Swansea has 3 wins and 2 defeats.
- Villa has won the last 2 h2h matches played across all venues.
- The same score of 1-0 was the end result of 5 of their last 6 meetings in all competitions.
- Both teams have 2 wins each in the last 5 h2h games at home of Aston Villa.
- Under 2.5 goals came in 4 of their last 5 meetings here.
Aston Villa vs Swansea: Prediction
Very little separates these two sides in the Championship table at the moment. There are only 2 points between the Villans and Swansea. So it is hard to point out a sure winner. But with both teams having great attacking line-ups it is sure to see both nets bulging. Thus we can bet on both sides to score with 1.67 odds.
The previous 5 home matches of the Villans saw a score with more than 2.5 goals in total. This was also visible in the last 4 matches on the road for the visitors. Hence a bet can be placed on a final score with more than 2.5 goals with 1.76 odd.
Aston Villa vs Swansea: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.67 (2/3).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.76 (3/4).