Everton vs Aston Villa Prediction & Match Preview

Everton vs Aston Villa Premier League Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Everton vs Aston Villa
English Premier League
Date: 25 February 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Goodison Park (Liverpool).

Sean Dyche has indeed shifted Everton’s fortunes around since taking over Frank Lampard on the bench.

The Toffees took six out of nine possible points from the three clashes under Dyche, despite facing the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, and Leeds in the process.

James Tarkowski made the difference against Arsenal, while Seamus Coleman scored the match winner against Leeds in Everton’s previous two home outings in the league.

These defender goals, paired with clean sheets, best describe the importance of defensive assets to Sean Dyche as a manager.

It will be very interesting to see how the Toffees’ defensive line will react to Aston Villa’s opposite playing style under Unai Emery on Saturday afternoon when they two teams meet each other at Goodison Park.

Aston Villa have been dreadful defensively of late, shipping eleven goals in the last three defeats to Leicester, Manchester City, and Arsenal.

The Lions dropped to 11th place in the Premier League table as a consequence and they are now just eight points above the red zone. Can Emery find a way to turn his team’s fortunes around now when the fixtures are about to get easier?

Everton, on the other side, desperately need the continuation of their fine run of form having only escaped the red zone by a single point with the wins in the last two home matches in the league.

Everton vs Aston Villa Head-to-head

  • Aston Villa lead the overall head to head record by 7 wins going into the 185th meeting with the Toffees.
  • The Lions will come into this encouraged by a streak of four victories and a draw in the previous five head to head games against Everton.
  • Both teams scored just once in the previous four head to head affairs.

Everton vs Aston Villa Prediction

Everton will enter the game in higher spirits but we expect a statement performance from the Lions who do possess more quality in their ranks.

Aston Villa won four and drew one of the previous five matches against the Toffees and they are well worth backing to claim the spoils at the 3.00 odds. Alternatively, Ollie Watkins has been great for the visitors of late, scoring four goals in his previous four appearances for Villa. You can back the English forward to score anytime on Saturday at the attractive 3.75 odds.

Everton vs Aston Villa Betting Tips

  • Aston Villa to win @ 3.00 (2/1)
  • Ollie Watkins to score anytime @ 3.75 (11/4) odd.