Newcastle vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: St. James Park.
The Lions have found life hard in the top flight after getting promoted the past summer. Not only have they conceded the most number of goals so far in the competition, but they are placed in the relegation zone, and as per their current form, they are preparing to make a return to the Championship.
The Magpies however, have put a considerable safety buffer over the relegation cut-off, and if they manage to deliver good performances in the next eight game weeks, they even could make it to Europe.
On that account, a match-up against one of the worst teams in the league is welcome news for their fans – especially after their impressive win against the Blades. Considering these factors, it’s estimated that Newcastle are about to post the three points on the board.
Newcastle vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the past seven wins had gone to the Magpies.
- Five of the preceding eight encounters saw the Lions failing to score goals.
- It’s been 15 years since the guests have won at this stadium.
- Six of the prior nine match-ups at this ground saw the home team keeping clean sheets.
- At this venue, the Magpies won six of the prior eight clashes.
Newcastle vs Aston Villa: Prediction
The Magpies recorded an inspiring 3-0 win at home the last match-day, against the Blades. Despite Sheffield being one of the major teams going after a European spot, the home team managed to completely overpower them.
In the meantime, the Lions lost 1-2 at home the past match-day, against Chelsea. The hosts did have a 1-0 lead even late into the game. But Frank Lampard’s men showed incredible conviction in changing the course of the game to their favor.
As things stand, the Magpies are easily the favorites. They have been a regular contender in the PL for a very long time, whereas their counterparts the Lions are far too inexperienced here. On top of that, the Lions are in the relegation zone at the moment as well.
Moreover, they are on a seven-match winless run (of which six were losses), and on the road, they were winless in 12 of their past 13 trips. On the other hand though, this whole season, the Magpies have lost just twice at home – against Leicester, and Everton.
Finally, the Magpies have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years, and especially so at this venue. Considering these stats, expect a Newcastle win this Wednesday.
Newcastle vs Aston Villa: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Newcastle @ 1.67 (2/3)
Newcastle to Win Either Half @ 1.75 (3/4).