Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar predictions: Tips, odds and team news
Aston Villa and Zrinjski Mostar face off in the Europa Conference League on Thursday at 8pm (UK time).
Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar odds
*Odds correct as of 11:15 on October 02
Villa will be hoping to get their first points on the board in the Europa Conference League this season after suffering a 3-2 defeat to Legia in MD1. Despite twice coming from behind thanks to goals from Jhon Duran and Lucas Digne, Unai Emery’s side left Poland with nothing to show for it after Ernest Muci scored his second of the game to hand the home side the win in a topsy turvy game.
The Villains will be in confident form going into the game after they secured a third straight Premier League win at the weekend, as they inflicted Brighton’s heaviest ever Premier League defeat in a 6-1 thrashing at Villa Park. They have now won each of their last 10 league matches at Villa Park and will be hoping to take that onto the European stage.
Zrinjski Mostar, meanwhile, shocked everyone with a 4-3 victory over last season’s semi-finalists AZ Alkmaar as they came back from 3-0 at HT to secure a historic victory. Zrinjski became the first Bosnian side to win a single game in a major European competition (P13 W1 D3 L9), scoring more goals in the second half vs. AZ (4) as the rest of the Bosnian sides in major European competitions combined (3 in 12 games).
Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar predictions
Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||21/10 with BetGoodwin|
|Correct Score||3-1||12/1 with Midnite|
|First Goalscorer||Jhon Duran||5/1 with Bet365|
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The stats behind our Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar predictions:
- Aston Villa have won their last 10 league games at Villa Park
- Jhon Duran has scored in both of his UECL starts for Aston Villa this season
- No Bosnian side has ever won an away game in a European competition
- Villa have kept just one clean sheet in their last six matches
Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar match tip
Jhon Duran has had limited chances at Villa, but he does get to start he usually makes the most of it. Both of his two appearances in the starting XI in the Europa Conference League this season, he has found the back of the net, scoring at home to Hibs in qualifying, before scoring after just four minutes last time out against Legia.
Infact, including qualifying, Jhon Duran has averaged a goal every 49 minutes so far this season.
Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar Bet-Builder tip
Aston Villa have won each of their last 10 league games at Villa Park and will be hoping to take that form into Europe, but have kept just one clean sheet in their last six matches across all competitions. Jhon Duran has scored in both of his Europa Conference League starts this season (including qualifying) and is averaging a goal every 49 minutes so far this term. Zrinjski have won four and lost two in their last six, scoring 12 and conceding eight in that period.
Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar team news
Aston Villa team news
|–||Tyrone Mings, Emiliano Buendia, Leon Bailey, Alex Moreno||–|
Leon Bailey and Alex Moreno miss out for Villa once more, while both Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendia are long-term absentees.
Zrinjski Mostar team news
Zrinjski Mostar have a fully fit squad to choose from.
Aston Villa v Zrinjski Mostar head-to-head record
This will be the first meeting between Aston Villa and Zrinjski Mostar.
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