Prediction & Betting Tips for Newcastle vs. Aston Villa - Premier League
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Newcastle United vs Aston Villa is scheduled for kick-off on 12 March, at 20:00. Newcastle United won 8 of their last 21 meetings, while Aston Villa won 5, and 8 matches ended in a draw. The last game between Newcastle United and Aston Villa in the English Premier League Season 2020/2021 took place on January 2021 and ended with a 2 - 0 victory for Aston Villa.

Form Guide

Newcastle United: LWLLDD

Newcastle United will play in this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Premier League drawn game versus West Bromwich Albion.

In that match, Newcastle United managed 47% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. West Bromwich Albion had 13 attempts at goal with 3 on target.

It’s not been often in recent games where Newcastle United have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that The Magpies have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals during that time.

Their previous form shows that Newcastle United:

  • haven't won against Aston Villa in their previous 3 league games.
  • haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.

Aston Villa: WDLWLD

In their last fixture, Aston Villa drew 0-0 in the Premier League match with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

In that game, Aston Villa managed 49% possession and 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Wolverhampton Wanderers had 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target.

Over the course of 5 of the past six clashes featuring Aston Villa, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that spell comes to a paltry 1, with the number of goals averaged by The Villans being 0.5. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, of course.

Coming into this clash, Aston Villa are winless against Newcastle United when they have played them away from home in the previous 12 league games, according to Footballpredictions.

Newcastle Vs Aston Villa: Head to head

Prediction & Betting Tips for Newcastle vs. Aston Villa - Premier League
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A glance at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 07/05/2016 tells us that Newcastle United have won 1 of these games & Aston Villa 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.

A total of 10 goals were produced between them in this period, with 4 for The Magpies and 6 belonging to The Villans. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.

The last league encounter between these sides was Premier League matchday 11 on 23/01/2021 and the score finished Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United.

That time, Aston Villa managed 59% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Goals were scored by Ollie Watkins (13') and Bertrand Traoré (42').

Newcastle United had 7 shots at goal with 1 on target.

Lastest Matches Results

24 Jun 2020 – Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa – Premier League

25 November 2019 – Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United – Premier League

20 February 2017 – Newcastle United 2-0 Aston Villa – Championship

24 September 2016 – Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle United – Championship

07 May 2016 – Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle United – Premier League

Aston Villa have struggled against Newcastle in recent seasons, with last year’s 2-0 victory at Villa Park the only win they have managed over the Magpies in the last 14 meetings. The two sides played out a 1-1 draw after the restart of the 2019/2020 campaign, a late goal from Ahmed Elmohamady canceling out Dwight Gayle’s opener at St James’ Park.

Team News

Aston Villa

Villa manager Dean Smith has some current player fitness concerns. Wesley (Knee Injury) and Kortney Hause (Ankle Injury) are not ready for selection.

Wesley remains sidelined for the home side with a knee injury and is set to miss the games against Man City and Newcastle. Mahmoud Hassan also looks set to miss out this weekend following an informed spell of isolation.

Newcastle United

Allan Sant-Maximin is back in light training but is unlikely to be risked from the start against Aston Villa, while Ryan Fraser has been ruled out through suspension. Federico Fernandez is a slight doubt with a muscle strain.

Allan Saint-Maximin (Groin Injury), Fabian Schär (Knee Injury), Miguel Almirón (Knee Injury), Javier Manquillo (Ankle Injury) and Callum Wilson (Hamstring Injury) will not be taking part for Newcastle manager Steve Bruce, Football whispers wrote.

Possible lineups

Newcastle United: Krul, Coloccini, Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Taylor, Gosling, Birgirimana, Marveaux, Obertan, Ba

Aston Villa: Given, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Lowton, El Ahmadi, N'Zogbia, Bannan, Herd, Bent, Delfouneso

Newcastle Vs Aston Villa: Predictions

Prediction & Betting Tips for Newcastle vs. Aston Villa - Premier League
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Scoreline prediction: Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United

Dean Smith’s side arrives at this game on the back of two straight Premier League defeats following games against the current top two, in both Manchester clubs. Despite not having a league win this year, Villa have impressed this season following a hard-fought relegation battle last campaign.

The same cannot be said for Steve Bruce’s Magpies, who are on a nine-game streak without a win in all competitions. Only two other teams have fewer clean sheets than the Magpies who are falling closer and closer to the relegation zone as each week goes by.

Villa impressed in their previous outing against Manchester City. Despite conceding two late goals, the Villans proved they have more than what it takes to compete against the Premier League elite this season.

The Magpies will need to improve in front of the goal if they hope to turn their poor form around, having only scored one goal in their last seven games in all competitions, Squawka reported.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle Three Best Bets

We're expecting an open and attacking 90-minutes at Villa Park between two sides looking to put some points on the board for different reasons. Aston Villa have games in hand on the teams above them and will still be hoping to challenge for the European places this season. In order to do that, Villa need to be beating the likes of Newcastle at home or they will have to settle for a mid-table finish. Newcastle are looking to avoid a tenth straight match without a win and will be hoping that their hosts are a little ring rusty after a going a couple of weeks without playing a competitive match. We have three top tips for Saturday's only Premier League game and we're backing goals in this game.

  • Both Teams to Score: BTTS – Yes @ 3/4 with bet365
  • Anytime Goalscorer: Anwar El Ghazi @ 7/4 with bet365
  • Total Goals Under/Over: Over 2.5 Goals @ 4/6 with Betfred

Both Teams to Score: BTTS – Yes

Both teams have scored in three of the last six meetings between these two clubs. Each of Aston Villa's last three outings, before the game against Man City, have seen both teams score. Newcastle have only managed to keep one clean sheet in their last six attempts and will struggle to keep the Villa attack at bay for an entire 90-minutes.

Anytime Goalscorer: Anwar El Ghazi

Aston Villa haven't relied on one particular goalscorer this season, instead, they have split the majority of their goals between Watkins, El Ghazi, Grealish, and Traore. Of those four players, Anwar El Ghazi is the most in-form, scoring five goals in his last six Premier League games. The Dutchman's last goal came against Chelsea in the last game of December which ended 1-1.

Total Goals Under/Over: Over 2.5 Goals

We're used to seeing goals when Aston Villa play, as four of the host's last five outings have produced over 2.5 goals. Both teams have struggled to keep clean sheets of late, just two in the pair's last ten games combined, which bodes well for this weekend's clash. Newcastle shipped three in their last game against Arsenal and have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six fixtures.


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