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Aston Villa vs Newcastle Predictions & Tips - Newcastle’s slide to continue in the Premier League

  • Aston Villa vs Newcastle predictions for Saturday’s Premier League match
  • The game is being played at 8pm GMT at Villa Park
  • Villa won 2-0 at home against Newcastle last season
  • I am backing Aston Villa to beat Newcastle to nil in Birmingham
  • Match preview, stats & predictions
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Eddy Tora 22 Jan 2021
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Aston Villa vs Newcastle Predictions


Aston Villa can get back to winning ways in the Premier League after taking on a string of top quality sides. A home match against a Newcastle side devoid of confidence is just what the doctor ordered.

  • Aston Villa have won to nil in 3 of their last 4 matches against teams in the bottom half (Premier League).
  • Aston Villa have kept 4 consecutive clean sheets against teams in the bottom half (Premier League).
  • Aston Villa won 2-0 in their last home match against Newcastle (Premier League).
  • Newcastle have lost their last 6 away matches (all competitions).
  • Newcastle have lost to nil in their last 5 away matches (all competitions).
  • Newcastle have failed to score in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Newcastle have a 71-56 advantage against Aston Villa with 38 draws in 165 matches.

Aston Villa won 2-0 at home in the Premier League last season before a 1-1 draw in Newcastle.

Aston Villa Form


Aston Villa started 2021 with a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United. Bertrand Traoré equalised in the 58th minute but they couldn’t hold on against the Red Devils.

Villa’s first team squad then was decimated due to corona virus regulations. A team of teenagers took on Liverpool in the FA Cup, Louie Barry equalising before conceding three goals in five minutes.

Dean Smith’s side returned to action with a 2-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday. They held on until the 79th minute after having 31% possession and 11-28 shots.

Aston Villa Injuries & Team News


Aston Villa should be much fitter now after playing their first game in almost three weeks.

Forwards Trezeguet and Wesley Moraes are getting close to returning from injury.

Expect Anwar El Ghazi to return to the starting side here. The Dutch winger has scored five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances.

Newcastle Form


Newcastle have been slipping down the table with the pressure Steve Bruce mounting. They haven’t won since a 2-1 home win against West Brom on 12 December.

The Magpies battled hard at home against Liverpool and Leicester before taking on Arsenal in the FA Cup. They took the match all the way in London but conceded twice in extra time after managing just two shots on target.

Newcastle then lost 1-0 at Sheffield United, becoming the first team to lose to the Blades in the Premier League this season. Ryan Fraser was sent off in the 45th minute which didn’t help their cause.

Newcastle’s last match was a 3-0 defeat against Arsenal in the Premier League. They were completely outclassed in London once again, managing 34% possession and one shot on target.

Newcastle Injuries & Team News


Newcastle midfielder Ryan Fraser is available after serving his suspension.

Forward Allan Saint-Maximin is getting closer to a return after testing positive for COVID-19 last month.

Jamal Lewis should continue at left back with Paul Dummett doubtful.

Steve Bruce is running out of answers and options. Midfielder Jeff Hendrick and right back Jacob Murphy could start here. 

Andy Carroll could get another start up front alongside Callum Wilson with Dwight Gayle missing the Arsenal match through illness.

Aston Villa vs Newcastle Tips

What is the Aston Villa vs Newcastle best bet?

Aston Villa won 2-0 in their last Premier League home match against Newcastle with Aston Villa win to nil the best bet.

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Verdict

Aston Villa have faced Chelsea, Man United and Man City in their last three Premier League matches. Newcastle represent a big step down in class with a home win expected.

Best Bet: Aston Villa Win Full Time Result @-192.31 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Aston Villa Win To Nil Win To Nil @162.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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