Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Aston Villa will be looking to keep their European hopes alive when they travel to Newcastle in the Premier League on Friday at 8pm.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Betting Tips

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Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Predictions

Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes  4/6 with Paddy Power 
Correct score  Aston Villa 2-1 Newcastle 15/2 with William Hill
First Goalscorer Danny Ings 13/10 with Bet365

Aston Villa’s summer has been dominated by the transfer saga surrounding captain Jack Grealish, who has now secured a £100m switch to champions Manchester City. Dean Smith has acted quickly to reinvest that money however and the likes of Danny Ings and Leon Bailey represent good value additions to a still strong squad even in Grealish’s absence.

It wasn’t an ideal start to the season for the Villains last weekend however as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat at newly-promoted Watford. Ings was on the scoresheet however and having scored twice in the latter stages, it could’ve been a much more humbling opening weekend than it turned out to be for Smith’s charges.

The visitors to Villa Park on Saturday afternoon are a Newcastle United side who raced out of the traps last weekend at home to West Ham United, scoring first-half goals via Jacob Murphy and Callum Wilson to lead West Ham United 2-1 at the half-time break at St James’ Park.

Unfortunately, the atmosphere turned in the second half as the Magpies’ performance levels dropped dramatically and three goals from the visitors condemned the hosts to an opening weekend defeat. Steve Bruce knows that he needs to lead his side to an improved performance here if he’s to win over a Newcastle faithful that remains ill at ease with his position even after a season of lockdown.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Match Stats

Leon Bailey’s introduction from the bench at Watford gave Villa more thrust in the attacking areas and he managed to get himself an assist by crossing for John McGinn’s emphatic volley. The former Bayer Leverkusen man will be out to impress on his home debut and we’re backing him for another assist at 5/2 with Sky Bet.

These two teams may have both failed to gain any points on the opening weekend, but their fixtures followed rather different patterns. Newcastle had led by a one-goal margin at half-time before collapsing to a 2-4 defeat, while Aston Villa saved their best football for the latter stages of the game, having been 3-0 down on 65 minutes only to get two consolation goals back. We expect Villa to save their best football for the second half again here.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Aston Villa 2-1 Newcastle

Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Odds

Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Head to Head

20 Feb 2017 – Newcastle United 2-0 Aston Villa – Championship

25 Nov 2019 – Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United – Premier League

24 Jun 2020 – Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa – Premier League

23 Jan 2021 – Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United – Premier League

12 Mar 2021 – Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa – Premier League

Interestingly, the last two seasons have seen these fixtures scorelines repeat themselves, with Aston Villa winning 2-0 at home and the sides playing out a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park later in the campaign. The Magpies have a better record in the fixture overall though, winning 71 to the Villain’s 57.


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