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Aston Villa vs Everton - Struggling attacks tipped to produce few goals

Aston Villa to continue search for first win with draw predicted in clash with Everton at Villa Park
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Aston Villa vs Everton clash in the EPL is predicted to produce a low scoring draw (Getty Images)

Aston Villa vs Everton Preview, Predictions & Betting Tip


Aston Villa and Everton are set to serve up a low scoring contest when they meet in an English Premier League clash at Villa Park. Both teams have struggled in attack but the Toffees will take confidence from their win against Watford and can earn a draw.

Aston Villa FC Form & Team News


Aston Villa are coming off a 2-1 home defeat against Bournemouth in the Premier League. They fell two goals down early in the first half before Douglas Luiz pulled one back with a superb strike on 71 minutes.

The Villans have found life in the EPL difficult as they continue the search for their first win of the season. Dean Smith’s men are priced at 3.50 for a win on Friday but have been poor in attack lately.

Aston Villa spent a lot of money to bolster their attacking ranks but have been unconvincing going forward. New signing Wesley is still seeking his first goal in the competition but should retain his place in attack alongside fellow summer signings Trezeguet and Ahmed El Ghazi.

Dean Smith
Aston Villa coach Dean Smith has seen his team struggle in front of goal (Getty Images)

Everton FC Form & Team News


Everton secured their first win of the season last time out as they claimed a 1-0 home victory against Watford. Bernard struck the only goal early in the first half as they held on for the win. 

The Toffees remain unbeaten at the start of the season having been held to a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on the opening weekend. They bookies have the visitors at 2.10 for a win at Villa Park, they have however scored just one goal in their last four matches stretching back to preseason.

Richarlison is expected to start in attack on Saturday despite struggling in his two outings this season. Bernard should retain his place in the team following his goal last time out while Moise Kean could earn his first start having made two appearances off the bench.

Aston Villa vs Everton Head to Head 


Aston Villa have a 65-63 edge with 49 draws from 177 previous matches against Everton. The most recent meeting between both teams was a Premier League clash at Villa Park which ended 3-1 in favour of the Toffees.

Aston Villa vs Everton Match Up 


Aston Villa have failed to find their rhythm in attack with new signings Wesley, Trezeguet and Ahmed El Ghazi struggling to build an understanding. They are not expected to get any joy against the Everton backline that has looked solid lately.

Everton have also found goals difficult to come by in recent matches. Richarlison has looked off colour lately while Moise Kean is still adapting to his new surroundings.

Everton
Everton have seen under 2.5 goals in eight of their last 10 EPL matches (Getty Images)

Aston Villa vs Everton Key Statistics 


  • Aston Vila are unbeaten in 8 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Everton have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches (Premier League).
  • Everton are unbeaten in 9 of their last 10 matches (Premier League).

Verdict

Aston Villa and Everton have struggled in attack this season and are set to produce a low scoring contest on Saturday. I am predicting an outcome of under 2.5 goals at 2.10 with both teams also tipped to battle to a draw at odds of 3.40.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals @2.10 at bet365 - 2 Units
Value Bet: Draw @3.40 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw @7.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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