On Saturday afternoon, 15th April 2023 at 12:30 pm BST, Aston Villa will take on Newcastle United at Villa Park. It’s a match that could be a real free-flowing football treat with both teams flying for form. Newcastle currently sits in third place locked on 56 points with Manchester United. Aston Villa has moved up to 6th in the league and will be looking to secure European football. Here are my expert football tips for the match.
No Defeat in 6 for In-Form Villa
Aston Villa has now won 5 and drew 1 of their last 6 matches. They’ve won their last 4 in-a-row and only West Ham has spoilt them having 6 in-a-row. They’ve scored 11 goals in their last 6 and conceded just 2. At home, they’ve won 3 from 4 with just 1 defeat. Scoring 8 and conceding 4. However, to make sure we look at the positives along with the negatives, we must notice that the run they’ve had has been a fortunate one. They’ve beaten Forest, Leicester, Bournemouth and Palace (pre-Roy Hodgson). They also beat Chelsea who cannot score for love nor money. So restraint is needed.
Newcastle Free-Scoring Even Away from Home
Newcastle arrives at Villa Park with 5 wins from 6 and 1 loss. However, for them, they’ve beaten teams like Brentford and Manchester United and a 5-1 thrashing against West Ham. Only Manchester City has beaten them in that spell and the form most certainly shows the difference between the two.
Away from home, they’ve won their last 3 with 9 goals scored and just 3 conceded. They are free-flowing and attacking is their priority. They will be a hard team to match on Saturday lunchtime.
Head-to-Head and Team News
Newcastle won this 4-0 the last time the pair met about 6 months ago. That was at St James Park. They’ve also won 2 of the last 3 but Villa won the last match at Villa Park, beating Newcastle 2-0 back in August 2021. Most would agree that Newcastle seems to be a different animal now though.
In terms of team news, Leon Bailey looks like missing out with a hamstring injury and he joins Kamara and Coutinho on the injury table. Matty Cash is also out but Ashley Young seems to be taking his chance in that department. Newcastle is without Saint-Maximin but Almiron could return. Guimaraes is doubtful with an ankle injury.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle Betting Tips
I think I’ll go with Newcastle to win this one but I’m also going to have a small punt on Newcastle to win and BTTS. I put up BTTS in my BTTS tips article for the weekend, which you can check out and so I do expect goals. Prediction Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle
Newcastle to beat Aston Villa 21/20 Paddypower
Newcastle to beat Aston Villa and BTTS 16/5 Paddypower
All odds are accurate at the time of writing.
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