We should expect a really entertaining game in Birmingham because both teams will be in great spirits after their respective outstanding victory streaks.
Aston Villa’s impressive run of six victories and a tie over the past seven league games helped the team move up to sixth place in the standings.
The primary contributor to the run has been the Villains’ stout defense, as they have only allowed one goal over their last four league games.
The team of Unai Emery found it difficult to go on the board against Nottingham Forest at home last Saturday, but three minutes into the second half, substitute Bertrand Traore gave them the lead.
Ollie Watkins scored his eleventh goal of the year seven days ago, continuing his incredible run. In nine of his previous eleven Villa games, the English attacker scored.
When his Lions play third-place Newcastle on Saturday, Watkins should have space to operate up front.
With 21 goals conceded in 29 games, the visitors have the best defensive record in the league, but it’s fair to say that lately they’ve been vulnerable. In their last eleven games across all competitions, Eddie Howe’s team only managed one clean sheet.
Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson, for example, have been doing an outstanding job lately at the other end, scoring frequently to help the Magpies build a five-win streak before this trip to Birmingham.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle – Betting Analysis
In the rematch, which was played at St. James’ Park in October of last year, Newcastle easily defeated Aston Villa 4-0. In addition, the Magpies have only triumphed in 19 of their previous 76 away contests with Aston Villa.
Five head-to-head games between these rivals have only once resulted in goals on both sides. Recently, Aston Villa and Newcastle have both scored frequently.
We believe that betting on goals at both ends at the 1.80 odds is worthwhile because both teams have scorching-hot strikers on their rosters.
What are the top odds for this match?
Looking at the bookies’ prices on the WDW market, victory for Aston Villa can be had for 3.6, going for a draw is 3.4, and selecting the winning team to be Newcastle United will get you 2.15. These are the best of the prices offered at present.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle – Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Away Win or Draw