Aston Villa vs Newcastle betting tips, odds and predictions for Saturday's match in the Premier League. Aston Villa look to use one of their games in hand to push back up the table this weekend, while the majority of their rivals are occupied by the FA Cup. This is the only Premier League game taking place over the weekend and Newcastle will be desperate to end their winless run on Saturday night.
Top Free Tips for Aston Villa vs Newcastle
Here are our best three predictions for Saturday's Premier League game between Aston Villa and Newcastle. All of our selections have been thoroughly researched by our tipster whose only intention is to provide betting tips that have a genuine chance of paying out. All of the selections below are accompanied by the very latest and best odds that are available from the top bookmakers.
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Villa Set to Add to Newcastle's Woes
Aston Villa lost 4-1 in the FA Cup to Liverpool after having to play a starting eleven full of youth players. The hosts next two games against Tottenham and Everton were postponed and Villa travel to the Etihad before this weekend's clash with Newcastle. Make sure you check out that result for even more up to date stats and team news ahead of Saturday's game.
Newcastle made it four defeats on the run and three games without a goal as they went down 3-0 away to Arsenal. The sides went in level at the break goalless but just 5-minutes after the restart Aubameyang put the home side in front. Just 10-minutes later Saka doubled the Gunners' lead and Aubameyang went on to net his second of the game in the 77th-minute to wrap up a comfortable victory.
Despite not playing many games of late, Aston Villa head into Saturday's game as the form favourites, no matter how their game against Man Utd goes on Wednesday night. Villa have won two, drawn two and lost two of their last six matches up to the defeat to Liverpool in the FA Cup. Newcastle's form has dire since the Christmas period, with the Toon Army failing to win any of their last nine games in all competitions. The visitors last four matches have all ended in defeat, which doesn't bode well ahead of a trip to Villa Park.
Newcastle have a good overall record against Aston Villa, winning 65, drawing 35 and losing 48 of the duo's last 148 encounters in all competitions. However, the last six meetings between the two sides have produced four draws, one win and one defeat for each club, with Villa picking up 4pts from the pair's last two matches.
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.
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.
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.