Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing show last time out going down 1-0 at Newcastle. The result stretches their winless run to two and means they have now won just one of their last seven. They sit in 12th so have few relegation worries but Steven Gerrard will want to see improvement from his side. Defence is the main area of concern with just one clean sheet kept in their last 12 Premier League fixtures.
At Villa Park, the second city outfit have drawn their last two games and are winless in three games. Jacob Ramsey and Phillipe Coutinho both enjoy home comforts with the former netting three in two and the latter two in two. Each of the last five played here have seen both teams net. They need to be quicker out of the blocks having scored the opener in just one of their last five in front of their own fans.
Watford continued their recent struggles last time out going down to a 2-0 home loss to Brighton. The result means it is now 11 matches without a Premier League victory with nine of these ending defeat. Just two points in 11 means they sit second bottom and six points from safety. A lack of goals is a huge issue with them blanking in each of their last four games.
Away from Vicarage Road, the Hornets are without a win in six but have drawn at Burnley and Newcastle recently. Each of their last three on the road have gone under 2.5 goals and produced just three goals in total. Their seven remaining games on the road will pit them against top 13 sides. It has been goalless going into the break in their last three away games.
Aston Villa vs Watford: Match Stats
The three Premier League games that Watford have played under Roy Hodgson have all gone under 2.5 goals and produced a total of just three. Aston Villa meanwhile have seen two of their last three produce just a solitary strike. This game will be a tight low-scoring one so back under 2.5 goals.
Hassane Kamara was a January signing for Watford and while he looks decent he also looks prone to odd lapses of concentration and being caught in the wrong position. He was booked last weekend so it is a surprise to see him as high as 5/1 with Bet365 to be shown a card again this week.
Aston Villa vs Watford: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Aston Villa 1-0 Watford
Aston Villa vs Watford: Odds
Aston Villa vs Watford: Head to Head
14 August 2021- Watford 3-2 Aston Villa- Premier League
21 January 2020 – Aston Villa 2-1 Watford – Premier League
28 December 2019 – Watford 3-0 Aston Villa – Premier League
30 April 2016 – Watford 3-2 Aston Villa – Premier League
28 November 2015 – Aston Villa 2-3 Watford – Premier League
The reverse fixture came on the opening day of the season and it was a five-goal thriller that the Hornets won 3-2. The Hornets found themselves three goals up on that occasion as they caught Villa cold. Watford have managed to win on just one of their last nine visits to Aston Villa.