Aston Villa vs Watford Prediction & Match Preview

Aston Villa vs Watford
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).

Comparing current form of both, Watford come out ahead as the favorites, and it also helps that they are taking on a team that had just gained promotion to this top division this last summer. However, the home advanatge of Villa and the struggles of Watford on the road, suggests that a clean sheet might be out of the question for the guests.

Aston Villa vs Watford Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, Watford recorded a 3-0 victory.
  • Watford are also on a three-match winning run in official games.
  • It’s been 13 years since Aston Villa have won at home against this opponent.
  • Watford have conceded two or more goals in all of their official visits to this venue in the past twenty years.

Aston Villa vs Watford Match Preview

Aston Villa will soon have to get into winning ways if they are not to return where they came from, this season itself. They had gained entry to the PL after winning the playoffs, but so far have failed to make anything significant out of it.

As of now, they are in real danger of relegation.

Meanwhile, Watford were in hunt for a European spot all through their last campaign, and had to let go of it due to a very small margin of points. However, this time around, they had struggled real bad, and it’s evident from their current position in the table.

The team seems to be on the path to recovery as of now, and need to keep this recent consistency going, to avoid any lasting damage.

Aston Villa vs Watford Prediction

Aston Villa were on the road against the defensively rigid Brighton the last match-day. The guests seemed to be on course for a defeat, as they were trailing 1-0 even into the final quarter of the game.

But, Jack Grealish fired in the equalizer to help his team salavage at least one point.

Meanwhile, Watford missed a great opportunity the prior game week, to deliver a win over Jose Mourinho’s Spurs. Either team was stuck at 0-0 on the scorecard, and Troy Deeney missed the penalty that were awarded to Watford, that too in the late stages of the match-up.

Thus, the fixture ended with a 0-0 scoreline.

This Tuesday, the upper hand goes to Watford. First of all, they have been a major presence in the Premier League for the last few seasons, and especially the last one, whereas Villa are new entrants into the mix. 

Moreover, Watford are on a seven-game unbeaten run, won three of their last five games, and scored thrice or more in four of their previous five. On the road, they had won their latest trip with a 0-3 scoreline.

On the other hand, Aston Villa are winless in their last four match-ups, and had lost four of their previous seven appearances in front of the home crowd.

In addition, Watford are on a three-match winning run in h2h matches, and scored three or more goals in all three games. Finally, it’s been 13 years since Aston Villa have recorded a win over this opponent.

Considering these observations, it’s concluded that Watford would at the very least avoid a loss this Tuesday.

However, do note that Watford are on the road, and have kept a total of just two clean sheets this whole season in away matches. These two clean sheets had come against Norwich, and Bournemouth – the 20th and 19th placed teams respectively in the table.

Furthermore, Villa had failed to score in front of their home crowd just once since March of last year, and at home, they have scored twice or more in every official h2h encounter against Watford.

Finally, taking into account the desperation of Aston Villa to avoid relegation, along with all these above-mentioned factors, it’s estimated that at least once should the hosts Villa score a goal today. Likely, the BTTS option looks promising.

Aston Villa vs Watford Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Watford or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).