Aston Villa vs Everton predictions: tips, odds & team news
Aston Villa and Everton continue their 2023/24 Premier League campaign when they meet at Villa Park on Sunday (2pm, UK time).
Aston Villa vs Everton odds
The appointment of Unai Emery has transformed Aston Villa who are set to play European football this season. Threatened with relegation he’s steered the Birmingham-based side into calmer waters and there’s a renewed sense of optimism at the former European Cup holders. Villa ended strong at home last season having won their last seven in a row (scoring 14 goals while only conceding twice).
However, this season hasn’t started well. Villa have lost Emiliano Buendía and Tyrone Mings to injury and were humbled 5-1 by Newcastle on Premier League opening weekend. Moussa Diaby scored Aston Villa’s consolation goal. Only four players have scored in their first two Premier League appearances for Villa – Dalian Atkinson (1992), Dion Dublin (1998), Ross Barkley (2020) and Danny Ings (2021).
Everton, meanwhile, headed into the final day of last term unsure whether they’ll be in the Premier League this season. Sean Dyche managed to get them across the line but the ex-Burnley boss is hoping for a more straightforward campaign. Everton lost seven of their most recent 15 away matches while claiming one win.
Dyche counted his Everton side unlucky as they fell to a 1-0 loss to Fulham at home last time out. In that game, Ashley Young became the Toffees’ oldest outfield Premier League player (38 years, 34 days) since Richard Gough in 2001, who was 39. Young has more Premier League assists at Villa Park than any other player (28), with one of those coming as an opposition player for Man Utd in 2014/15.
Aston Villa vs Everton predictions
Aston Villa vs Everton: Predictions
|BTTS?||No||10/11 with Bet365|
|Correct Score||1-0||13/2 with Bet365|
|First Goalscorer||Douglas Luiz||20/1 with Bet365|
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The stats behind our Aston Villa vs Everton predictions:
- Aston Villa won their last seven Premier League home matches on the bounce.
- Four of those seven aforementioned Villa successes were by a one-goal margin.
- Aston Villa kept five cleans sheets across those wins.
- Everton won just one of their last 15 away Premier League games.
- Nine of those matches ended with Everton failing to score a goal.
Aston Villa vs Everton match tip
Four of Aston Villa’s last seven home Premier League wins have been by a one-goal margin.
Aston Villa vs Everton Bet-Builder tip
Despite a recent surge in performance Aston Villa are yet to be ruthless in front of goal with them averaging two goals per game across their last seven home matches. Emery’s defence though has been exceptional with Villa keeping five clean sheets in that same period.
None of Aston Villa's last seven home Premier League games has seen Over 3.5 goals scored in them.
Aston Villa have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven Premier League home games.
Aston Villa vs Everton team news
Emiliano Buendía, who looks like a player reborn under Emery, faces up to eight months out with a knee injury. He joins Álex Moreno, Tyrone Mings, Jacob Ramsey and Leander Dendoncker in Villa’s physio room while there are doubts over Jacob Ramsey’s availability.
Aston Villa team news
|None||Emiliano Buendía, Tyrone Mings, Álex Moreno, Jacob Ramsey, Leander Dendoncker||Bertrand Traoré, Jhon Durán|
There’s no timetable for Dele Alli’s return and Sean Dyche is unable to call upon Dwight McNeil and veteran defender Seamus Coleman.
Everton team news
|None||Dele Alli, Dwight McNeil, Seamus Coleman||None|
Aston Villa vs Everton head-to-head record
- 25 Feb 2023 – Everton 0-2 Aston Villa – Premier League
- 13 Aug 2022 – Aston Villa 2-1 Everton – Premier League
- 22 Jan 2022 – Everton 0-1 Aston Villa – Premier League
- 18 Sep 2021 – Aston Villa 3-0 Everton – Premier League
- 13 May 2021 – Aston Villa 0-0 Everton – Premier League
Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League meetings against Everton (six wins and two draws). Everton’s last win over Villa came in March 2016 when they ran out 1-3 winners at Villa Park.