Aston Villa v Newcastle Football Betting Preview & Tips

Aston Villa v Newcastle Football Betting Preview & Tips

by 4th May 2016

Match Odds
Aston Villa 17/4 – Draw 3/1Newcastle 8/13
Betting odds for Aston Villa v Newcastle shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 15.00pm Saturday 7th May 2016

Relegated Aston Villa hosts struggling Newcastle at Villa Park on Saturday in the Premier League, as the visitors look to secure a vital win in the relegation battle. Read on for our mans expert opinion on the outcome of this match and get his betting tips and the best odds available for those tips.

Aston Villa have now suffered a club record 11 consecutive defeats in the top-flight after a last-gasp 3-2 defeat at Watford. Ciaran Clark gave the Villans the lead before Almen Abdi equalised for the Hornets.

Surprisingly the bottom club regained the lead through a Jordan Ayew strike. However, a late brace from Hornets captain Troy Deeney consigned Villa to yet another defeat. To add insult to defeat full-back Aly Cissokho was also dismissed for two bookable offences.

It seems Villa are finally showing some spirit, but it will be too little too late for the Midlands club and their beleaguered fans.

Newcastle have found form in recent weeks and last time out the Magpies recorded a vital 1-0 home victory over Crystal Palace. January signing Andros Townsend scored the only goal of the game with a superb free-kick. Goalkeeper Karl Darlow was the hero though, as he saved Yohan Cabaye penalty kick to preserve the Magpies lead.

The win moved the Magpies out of the relegation zone. However, Rafa Benitez’s side are only a point above the drop zone and still have major work to do to save themselves from the drop.

Townsend has proven a shrewd acquisition since joining the north east side in January from Tottenham, having produced four goals and produced two assists for the Magpies.

Facts And Figures

Newcastle have dominated the 43 Premier League meetings, recording 22 wins, while 13 games have finished in draws and Villa have claimed eight victories.

The 21 Premier League meetings at Villa Park have been more equal, as Newcastle have recorded eight wins, Villa have won six times and seven games have resulted in draws.

Villa have won just one of the last ten meetings between these two teams in all competitions. The Villans have also won just one of the last five meetings between these two teams at Villa Park.

Villa have avoided defeat just once in their last 15 Premier League games. The Villans have also conceded two or more in four of their last five top-flight outings.

Newcastle have lost nine out of their last ten away games in the Premier League, with the exception coming last time out with a 2-2 draw at Liverpool.

Team Selection And News

The home side are without full-back Jordan Amavi through injury, while fellow left-back Aly Cissokho is suspended and versatile former-England international Kieran Richardson is also a doubt.

For Newcastle ‘keepers Rob Elliot and Tim Krul are sidelined through injury, along with full-back Massadio Haidara, while Dutch international Daryl Janmaat and centre-back Fabricio Coloccini are also still doubts.

Possible Aston Villa Team Selection

Bunn, Clark, Lescott, Toner, Hutton, Westwood, Sanchez, Gueye, Bacuna, Ayew, Gestede

Possible Newcastle Team Selection

Darlow, Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummett, Tiote, Colback, Townsend, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Cisse

Match Prediction

Villa have looked like a team with more fight in their last two games, but have still suffered defeat both. Newcastle’s away form has been atrocious this season, but the Magpies have improved in recent games and may just have enough to record a narrow win in this clash. If you liked this preview please share the love below.

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