Jhon Duran to score anytime
Aston Villa to score first
Aston Villa travel to face Zrinjski on Thursday, December 14, knowing that a point will guarantee them top spot in their Europa Conference League group, although even a defeat may not be an awful result given their superior goal difference.
Zrinjski vs Aston Villa prediction – Betting tips & odds
Hot tip – Both Teams to Score
- Aston Villa have kept just one clean sheet in the Conference League this season
- They have scored 16 goals between them in this competition
Aston Villa are likely to rotate their squad on Thursday night given they have already qualified for the knockout stages and will fancy themselves to pick up a good enough result to get past Zrinjski, although rotation could bring about a goal-fest.
Home: 6/1 (7.0) – 14.3%
Draw: 18/5 (4.6) – 21.7%
Away: 21/50 (1.42) – 70.4%
Villa have scored at least two goals in all but one Europa Conference League games this season, so for them to be on fire and leading at half time you'd be looking at 22/25 (1.88) and a 53.2% likelihood of it coming in. Another market that could be tempting is Aston Villa to win and Both Teams to Score at 11/5 (3/2) and according to probability figures this has a 31.3% chance of coming in.
Zrinjski vs Aston Villa prediction – Other tips
Tip 1: Zrinjski 1-2 Aston Villa
- Villa have conceded in each of their previous two away games in the Europa Conference League
- Zrinjski have scored in all of their home matches in Europe this term
Tip 2: Moussa Diaby to score anytime
- Moussa Diaby has not started the last three league games so will be fresh and eager to get a spot back in the starting lineup
- The Frenchman netted in his last outing in the Europa Conference League
Zrinjski vs Aston Villa team news
Zrinjski know that no matter the result on Thursday evening they will be dumped out of the Europa Conference League with just one win to their name but will be hoping to claim a scalp in front of their home crowd against Premier League opposition.
Predicted Lineup: Maric – Hrvanovic, Radic, Senic, Corluka – Zlomislic, Bradaric – Cuze, Ivancic, Malekinusic – Bilbija
Except for long-term absentees Emiliano Buendia and Tyrone Mings, Unai Emery will have a fully fit squad to pick from and should allow him to make several changes and rets some key first-team players.
Predicted Lineup: Olsen – Moreno, Lenglet, Konsa, Cash – Dendoncker, Ramsey – Diaby, Zaniolo, Tielemans – Duran
Player to watch – Jacob Ramsey
The Aston Villa Academy product has had a rough time of th9nsg this season having suffered from a serious injury earlier in the campaign and has found it difficult to get back in the first-team regularly, but this looks like a great chance to get him integrated back into things.
This would indeed be his first start to the season but all Villa faithful know what he's capable of after he registered 14 goal involvements last season, so getting on him to score at anytime at 3/1 (4.0) could be very smart.
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