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Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Predictions, Tips and Odds: Can Villa open up six point gap?

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Predictions, Tips and Odds

Fourth-place Aston Villa will look to continue their charge to the Champions League when they host Bournemouth in the Premier League this weekend. 

How to watch Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Live

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth kicks off on Sunday, April 21st, at 3pm (UK time) and will not be broadcast live in the UK.

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth predictions

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth: Predictions

Bet Prediction BetMGM odds
BTTS? Yes 12/25
Correct Score Aston Villa 3-1 Bournemouth 23/2
First Goalscorer Ollie Watkins 18/5

The stats behind our Aston Villa vs Bournemouth predictions:

  • Aston Villa have kept just one clean sheet in their last five games across all competitions.
  • Ollie Watkins has scored 19 league goals this term, the joint most by a Villa player in a single PL campaign.
  • Aston Villa have taken four points from their last two games against Bournemouth and won 3-0 the last time they met at Villa Park.

Villa look to move one step closer to Champions League football 

Aston Villa are the last English side flying the flag in Europe this season after a penalty shootout win over French side Lille saw them progress to the Europa Conference League semi-finals where they will face Olympiacos.

Unai Emery is a specialist in the Europa League, having won the competition four times, and will be hoping to add the Conference League to his trophy cabinet, while also helping Villa qualify for the Champions League next season. They now know that 5th will no longer see them book a place at Europe’s top table next season, so it’s now full steam ahead for fourth place, starting with a win over Bournemouth this weekend.

They currently sit three points clear of Tottenham, who have a game in hand, but have the chance to move six points clear of them with another win this weekend with Spurs not playing. They have spent 132 nights in the top four this season, their most in a single Premier League campaign and won’t want to give up their position as we head into the final hurdle.

They face a Bournemouth side who have seemed to have gone on little runs under Andoni Iraola and with four wins and two draws from their last seven in the Premier League, they will be tough opposition for the Villains. On the road however, they have struggled recently, winning just one of their last six away league matches — a 2-0 victory over struggling Burnley.

Another win here for Villa would see them win 20+ games in a Premier League season for just the first time ever in a 38-game season in the Premier League, with their previous best being 21 back in 1992/93 when there were 42 matches.

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth match tip

Ollie Watkins and Dominic Solanke both to score @ 17/4 with BetMGM

Ollie Watkins and Dominic Solanke will both be hoping for a place on the plane for Euro 2024 after each having fantastic seasons. Cole Palmer (20) is the only English player with more Premier League goals so far in 2023/24 than Watkins (19) and Solanke (17), with both players scoring an incredible 36 league goals between them.

Read More: Who holds the single-season Premier League goalscoring record for each of the current 20 clubs?

Dominic Solanke became Bournemouth’s highest-ever scoring player in a single Premier League campaign with his strike against Manchester United last time out, while Ollie Watkins needs just one more goal to become the first-ever Aston Villa player to score 20+ goals in a Premier League season.

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth odds

Aston Villa

*Odds correct as of 10:00 on April 19 | 18+ BeGambleAware

Villa go into this Premier League clash as favourites having lost just one of their last eight games across all competitions (W5 D2), knowing a win here would see them move six points clear of Tottenham in fifth. The Cherries meanwhile have won just one of their last six on the road in the league (D2 L3), but are 29/10 to secure all three points here.

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth team news

Aston Villa team news

In  Out Doubtful
Douglas Luiz, Boubacar Kamara, Emi Buendia, Jacob Ramsey, Kortney Hause, Tyrone Mings Clement Lenlget

Unai Emery will hope to have Clement Lenglet back in action for this match, but midfielder Douglas Luiz is once again suspended. Villa are still dealing with a host of long-term absences, including Boubacar Kamara, Tyrone Mings and Jacob Ramsey.

Top Scorer: Ollie Watkins (19)

Card Magnet: Douglas Luiz (10)

Assist Ace: Ollie Watkins (10)

Bournemouth team news

In  Out Doubtful
Antoine Semenyo, Marcus Tavernier, Tyler Adams, Luis Sinisterra Ryan Fredericks, Chris Mepham

Chris Mepham could return to action here, but Bournemouth will remain without the likes of Tyler Adams, Antoine Semenyo, Luis Sinisterra and Marcus Tavernier.

Top Scorer: Dominic Solanke (17)

Card Magnet: Marcos Senesi (9)

Assist Ace: Ryan Christie, Marcus Tavernier, Marcos Senesi (4)

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth head-to-head

  • 03 December 2023 – Bournemouth 2-2 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 18 March 2023 – Aston Villa 3-0 Bournemouth – Premier League
  • 06 August 2022 – Bournemouth 2-0 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 01 February 2020 – Bournemouth 2-1 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 17 August 2019 – Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth – Premier League

Aston Villa are now unbeaten in two against Bournemouth after enduring a four-game losing streak in this fixture.

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