Welcome to our Newcastle vs Aston Villa betting tips, prediction and odds analysis ahead of their English Premiership clash on Friday at St James Park.
Both sides enter the game in frustrating form, having both won just one out of their last five games each.
Newcastle enter the game in 16th place on the standings and just one point above the relegation zone. Villa are ninth and will be eyeing a strong finish in the top half of the standings this season.
Head to Head stats
The teams last met in a Premier League clash at Villa Park in January with Villa prevailing 2-0.
Aston Villa have won two out of their last five games between the sides with Newcastle winning one.
The clubs have played out to two draws in their last five games.
Latest Newcastle results
Newcastle played out to a 0-0 draw against West Brom in their last game on Sunday.
Newcastle have won just one out of their last five games.
Newcastle have lost two out of their last five games.
Latest Aston Villa results
Villa played out to a 0-0 draw against Wolves in their last game on Saturday.
Villa have won just one out of their last five games, a 1-0 win over Leeds United.
Villa have drawn two and lost two out of their last five games.
Newcastle will be weary that a loss can potentially lead to them dropping into the relegation zone but will play it safe, knowing that Villa are one of the team’s that they can gain points against. Villa’s frustration in front of goal may continue. I expect a draw in this game.
Anytime goal scorers
Aston Villa- Ollie Watkins. Watkins has been a revelation for Villa in the Premier League this season, proving that he is more than good enough to shine at the highest level. The Englishman has scored 10 Premier League goals to date and will know that he can cause problems against the Newcastle defence.
Newcastle United- Miguel Almirón. Apart from the injured Callum Wilson, most of the Newcastle players have played finesse in front of goal this season. With three Premier League goals so far this season to his name, Almirón is currently Newcastle’s second highest goal scorer this season.
He is a creative fulcrum of the Newcastle side and if they are to trouble the Aston Villa defence, he will have to be in good nick.
Odds and Tips In Detail
According to our statistics above and odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following:
Bet on a draw
Both sides have been struggling to churn out wins recently and they should frustrate each other in this match.
Odds Comparison For A Draw
World Sports Betting-odd-3.50
Both sides are in good form, Chelsea are unbeaten since Thomas Tuchel was appointed as their manager in late January. Everton are currently on a run of three consecutive league wins.
This promises to be a cracking game with very little room for error. Both teams are targeting a top-four finish this season with Chelsea entering the game in fourth position, one point above Everton who are fifth.
Head to Head stats
The teams last met in a league clash at Goodison Park in December with Everton winning 1-0 via a Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty.
Everton have won three out of the last four games that the teams have played each other.
Chelsea have won one out of the last four games that the teams have played against each other, beating Everton 4-0 in the corresponding fixture last season.
Latest Everton results
Everton won their last game 1-0 against West Brom on Thursday with Richarlison scoring the only goal of the game.
Everton have won their last three successive league games, beating West Brom, Southampton and Liverpool.
Prior to their three successive wins, Everton lost back to back games against Fulham and Manchester City.
Latest Chelsea results
Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0 in their last game on Thursday as Mason Mount scored the only goal of the game.
Chelsea have won three out of their last five games, beating Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield United.
Chelsea have drawn two out of their last five games, playing out to stalemates against Manchester United and Southampton.
Both sides are in good form and will be hungry to win. However, Chelsea has home ground advantage and will make it count. I expect them to narrowly win this game 1-0.
Anytime goal scorers
Chelsea- Mason Mount. Mount’s form recently has been strong which has suggested that he is more than just a favourite of ex Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. He has scored in two out of his last five Premier League games which has taken his tally in the league this season to five. He will once again try his luck against the Toffees and may once again find the back of the net.
Everton- Richarlison. The Brazilian is a menace to any defence in the Premier League and there is little doubt that he will shoot for goal against the Blues if the chance arises. If Everton do manage to find the back of the net, there is a strong chance that the goal will come from him.
Our Tips and Odds in Detail
According to the statistics above and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following:
Bet on Chelsea to win
Though Chelsea lost to the Toffees in December, their current side which is led by Tuchel is different from the one that Lampard led in January. They will be improved in this game and their home advantage will work to their advantage. They should be able to grind out a win in this game, though it will not be easy nor convincing.
Odds comparison for a Chelsea win
World Sport Betting- odd-1.55
Betway- odd- 1.54
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