Brentford vs Aston Villa Premier League predictions: Tips, odds, team news and predictions
Brentford and Aston Villa meet in a Premier League showdown at the Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).
Brentford vs Aston Villa odds
*Odds correct as of 15:30 on December 16
Brentford suffered a 1-0 loss at Sheffield United last time out leaving them in the bottom half of the table after 16 matches. Thomas Frank’s men have now lost four of their last five Premier League games (one win), one more defeat than in their previous 14 in the competition combined (seven wins, four draws and three losses). The Gtech Community Stadium has been a fortress for Brentford since their promotion to the top flight, having lost just four of their 27 Premier League home games since the start of last season (W13 D10), though two of those have come in their last five.
Aston Villa, meanwhile, ran out 1-0 winners over Arsenal last time out to record a new club record of 15 consecutive home league wins for the first time in the club’s 149-year history. That result, coupled with their 1-0 win over Man City just three days before, meant Villa became just the fourth team to play the previous season’s top two in consecutive Premier League matches and win them both, after Liverpool in December 2000, Southampton in May 2001 and Manchester United in December 2002.
Unai Emery’s side go into the weekend just two points behind leaders Liverpool in their quest for Champions League football and will be hoping for another three points here having unbeaten in all six of their Premier League games in London under Unai Emery (W4 D2) and Brentford struggling for form having lost as many games in their last five as in their previous 18 in the competition (4).
Brentford vs Aston Villa predictions
Brentford vs Aston Villa: Predictions
|16/25 with BetUK
|Brentford 2-3 Aston Villa
|25/1 with Bet365
|7/1 with BetMGM
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The stats behind our Brentford vs Aston Villa predictions:
- There’s been over 2.5 goals in three of Brentford’s last four Premier League home matches.
- Both teams have scored in three of Aston Villa’s last four Premier League away games.
- Aston Villa scored at least two goals in their last two Premier League away matches.
- Brentford scored the opening goal in three of their last four Premier League home games.
Brentford vs Aston Villa match tip
Ollie Watkins is having a year to remember, scoring 20 goals and providing nine assists in 38 Premier League appearances in 2023, with only Erling Haaland (29) and Mohamed Salah (23) scoring more in that time. The Englishman has also impressed away from home so far this campaign, either scoring or assisting in five of his last six away games across all competitions and being directly involved in seven goals in just eight away appearances in the Premier League this season (3 goals, 4 assists).
Brentford vs Aston Villa team news
Brentford team news
|Rico Henry, Aaron Hickey, Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney, Kevin Schade, Kristoffer Ajer
Brentford will once again be missing Rico Henry, Aaron Hickey, Bryan Mbeumo, Ivan Toney, Kevin Schade and Kristoffer Ajer.
Aston Villa team news
|Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Bertrand Traore
Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings and Bertrand Traore remain sidelined through injury, while Leon Bailey is a doubt after coming off at HT against Arsenal last weekend.
Brentford vs Aston Villa head-to-head record
- 22 Apr 2023 – Brentford 1-1 Aston Villa – Premier League
- 23 Oct 2022 – Aston Villa 4-0 Brentford – Premier League
- 02 Jan 2022 – Brentford 2-1 Aston Villa – Premier League
- 28 Aug 2021 – Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford – Premier League
- 13 Feb 2019 – Brentford v Aston Villa – Championship
Aston Villa won just one of their previous 10 meetings with Aston Villa (five draws and four losses).