Aston Villa vs Stevenage Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 08/01/2023

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* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

FW Predictions for Aston Villa vs Stevenage

The FA Cup 3rd Round draw has pitted some very interesting tie, one of which being Aston Villa of the Premier League at home to League Two title-challengers, Stevenage. Obviously, the home side are the big favourite to win but Stevenage presents a possible banana skin for Villa, especially if the home side makes wholesale changes.

Aston Villa to Win-to-Nil

A simple bet on Aston Villa to win this weekend won't give you much in the way of a return for your money, so we're going with Villa to win and keep a clean sheet in the process. The hosts have a decent defensive record under Unai Emery and go up against a team sitting three divisions below them in the football pyramid. Stevenage are playing well this season but have failed to score in three of their last five matches in all competitions and are bound to find chances limited against a Premier League defence.

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Ollie Watkins to Score

Watkins has scored a lot of goals for Aston Villa this season, just 4 in all competitions, but we're backing the England international to find the back of the net at least once against Stevenage on Sunday. The Villa frontman has netted three times in his last seven appearances for the club, so his form is improving right now. Stevenage are bound to be under a lot of pressure during the 90-minutes and Watkins is tough to handle at the best of times for Premier League defenders, let alone a League Two defence.

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Aston Villa vs Stevenage – Stats, Markets & Odds

Last Five - Aston Villa

24/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

2

4

W

17/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Fulham

Fulham

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

1

2

W

11/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Man Utd

Man Utd

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

2

1

L

07/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Chelsea

Chelsea

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

3

1

L

03/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0

5

W

Last Five - Stevenage

02/03/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Stevenage

Stevenage

0

0

D

27/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Cambridge Utd

Cambridge Utd

Stevenage

Stevenage

0

1

W

24/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Wycombe

Wycombe

Stevenage

Stevenage

0

1

W

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Derby

Derby

Stevenage

Stevenage

1

0

L

13/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Stevenage

Stevenage

3

2

L

Let's take a look at the latest odds and markets ahead of the upcoming duel between Aston Villa vs Stevenage:

Aston Villa odds2/11 (1.18) – 84.6%

Draw odds15/2 (8.50) – 11.8%

Stevenage odds20/1 (21.00) – 4.8%

Well, as you might have expected, Aston Villa are the huge favourite to win this weekend. The Premier League side have the home advantage and the bookmakers don't expect them to slip up. The bookies are expecting goals in this game with the odds on Under 2.5 Goals standing at 13/8 (2.63) – 38.1% right now and Over 2.5 Goals is priced at 1/2 (1.50) – 66.7%.

Taking a look at the possible lineups for this FA Cup fixture

Aston Villa

Villa took on local rivals Wolves at Villa Park last time out where a goal from Podene after 12-minutes put the visitors one goal up. Emery's men trailed at the break and the hosts needed help from substitute Danny ings to rescue a point as the 30-year-old forward equalised with 12-minutes left on the clock. Ramsey, McGinn and Carlos remain sidelined for the home side due to injury.

Predicted Lineup – Olsen (GK), Young, Augustinsson, Chambers, Bednarek, Cash, Buendía, Sanson, Dendoncker, Watkins & Bailey

Stevenage

Stevenage maintained their push for promotion in their last game at home to Gillingham. The game proved to be tight and tense and was eventually settled by a solitary first-half goal from Piergianni after good work from Reeves. Another win for Stevenage and a clean sheet, perfect preparation ahead of what is bound to be their toughest game of the season at Villa Park.

Predicted Lineup – Ashby-Hammond (GK), Piergianni, Clark, James-Wildin, Reeves, Gilbey, Vancooten, Rose, Roberts, Norris & Sweeney

Starting Lineups

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Danny Ings

Aston Villa's 30-year-old striker has been linked with a move away from the club in this transfer window so it will be interesting to see if he plays any part in this game to avoid being cup-tied which could lower his valuation.

Personally, it would be mad for Aston Villa to let their tp scorer go. Ings has netted 6-goals in the Premier League this season, that's double his nearest teammates' total. Ings came off the bench to help rescue a point for his side last time out against Wolves, so he is still proving his worth.

Ings is a natural goalscorer and if he does start the game or come off the bench against Stevenage, we would expect him to find the back of the net because that's what he does best. While Stevenage are performing well in League Two, Danny Ings presents a much greater threat than their backline will have been used to playing against.

Your Questions for Aston Villa vs Stevenage

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Aston Villa are the overwhelming favourite to win.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – These two teams have never played one another before.
  • What time is kick-off? – 16:30 GMT, 17:30 CET.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.