Burnley – Aston Villa Preview: Kickoff time, Team news, Betting Odds
Burnley welcome Aston Villa to Turf Moor on Wednesday evening
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Clubs coming off victories, one of which was vastly bigger than the other, go at it Wednesday when Burnley hosts Aston Villa in a Premier League match.
That huge win I alluded to went straight into the Clarets’ account following their 1-0 shutout shocker against defending league champion Liverpool. Ashley Barnes’ penalty in the 83rd minute held up down the stretch, ending the Reds’ 69-match unbeaten run at Anfield that spanned almost four years, cites actionnetwork.
On the other side, the Villans took care of floundering Newcastle United via their 2-0 shutout win. The three-point effort snapped a two-game slide in England’s top flight, vaulting them into eighth place on table.
These clubs met back in December at Villa Park, with a frustrated Aston Villa side dominating the affair in scoreless draw. The Villans held a massive 27-6 edge in shots that day, so they had to be disappointed with the outcome.
Villa have undoubtedly had a great first half of the season, but three games in the space of a week could just take its toll on this side, and this brings us back to the question of whether Aston Villa deserve to be as short as they currently are against what must be deemed an in-form Burnley team.
There is no doubting that Aston Villa are a very good side, but Burnley look back to their best at home, and a price of 29/10 for the Clarets to continue on their good run of form looks a shade too big, according to sportinglife.
Burnley vs. Aston Villa Odds
|Aston Villa Odds||-109|
|Day | Time||Wednesday | 1 p.m. ET|
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Betting Analysis & Picks
There is something in sports called a “bounce,” which is exactly what I think happens with Burnley. The Clarets are coming off one of their biggest victories in year, which has me feeling some regression will happen in this spot after that herculean performance against Liverpool.
That said, I am backing Aston Villa to bag all three points at Turf Moor. The Villans know they have a chance to draw even with Everton and West Ham with a victory, so finding the motivation for this game won’t be a concern, shows actionnetwork.
I will sprinkle a little on the total staying under the number as well. Both clubs know how to bring it defensively, which should keep quality scoring chances at a minimum. Add in the fact that eight of Burnley’s last nine league fixtures have finished with two goals or less, and you have feel confident in this play.
Pick: Aston Villa ML (-109) | Total Under 2.5 Goals (-115)
Overview about two teams and team news
Burnley spent the first half of the season as a favorite for relegation but they have been making big steps towards staying up. They will be looking to keep rising when they host Aston Villa in their next league game. Going to the clash, Burnley have 19 points and are 15th in the standings, while Villa have 29 points and in eighth place. The hosts head to the game straight from a 3-0 win over Fulham in the FA Cup and having beaten Liverpool 1-0 earlier. Keeping two straight clean sheets highlights the team’s improvement in defence and they haven’t conceded more than a goal in a game in the last 11. Actually, in the last 15 matches, the only times they have conceded two or more have been against Manchester City and Chelsea. On the flip side, they are also not the best scorers to bet on, having scored more than a goal in just two of the last 15 matches. There has been some consistency though in their attack, and heading here they have scored in six of the last 10 matches. With a defence that doesn’t concede a lot, and an attack that isn’t scoring much, eight of the last 10 league matches involving Burnley have produced under 2.5 goals. At home, in the league, they have three wins and a loss in the last five.
|Aston Villa did not have FA Cup engagements over the weekend; they beat Newcastle United 2-0 in their league encounter, ending a run of three straight losses. The win also marked the first time in five matches that Villa managed a clean sheet. They have conceded two or more goals in three of their last four matches and have failed to score in two of their last 10 matches. In the last five matches in the league, Villa have managed two wins and two clean sheets; in that run, they have lost to Manchester City and Manchester United. Away from home, they are winless in three straight league matches, cites sportytrader.|