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Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Prediction & Match Preview



Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Prediction & Match Preview


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11 March 2021 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET Premier League St James' Park

Newcastle United take on Aston Villa at St. James’ Park in the Premier League round 28. 

The Magpies aim to put an end to their four-match winless run, and seeing that they are only one point clear of the relegation zone, we are positive that the hosts will fight tooth and nail against the Villans. 

However, home win should not be considered as all Wilson, Almiron, Schar, and Saint-Maximin are sidelined with injuries.

Aston Villa, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Wolverhampton in their last league match. 

The Villans are eager to get back on course, and given the number of absentees in the home team, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team. 

All Cash, Hause, Wesley, and Grealish are likely to miss the game with injuries, while El Ghazi, who is enjoying a very successful season, should be fit to face Newcastle.

Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Head-to-head

Teams Newcastle United Aston Villa played so far 39 matches.
Newcastle United won 14 direct matches. Aston Villa won 10 matches. 15 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.10 goals per Match.

Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Prediction

Newcastle United in actual season average scored 1.20 goals per match. In 14 (82.35%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (64.71%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Aston Villa average scored 1.48 goals per match in season 2021. In 10 (62.50%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Newcastle will again be without the services of four key players on Friday as Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almiron and Fabian Schar remain unavailable for selection.

As a result, Bruce's options for change are limited, and it would not be a surprise to see the same XI that took to the field for the goalless draw with West Brom last time out.

Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll are pushing for spots in the final third of the field, but the energy of Ryan Fraser could see the former Bournemouth attacker again feature alongside Joelinton.

As for Villa, Kortney Hause and Wesley are still unavailable for selection, but Smith is hopeful that Morgan Sanson, Bertrand Traore and Anwar El Ghazi will all overcome slight issues, while Matty Cash is available following a thigh issue and should start at right-back.

However, there will not be a return for captain Jack Grealish, who has been on the sidelines since the middle of February with a shin problem; the England international has made strong progress in his recovery but will not feature at St James' Park.

Smith could also hand a recall to Ross Barkley in an attacking position, with Sanson and Trezeguet potentially dropping to the bench after starts against Nuno Espirito Santo's side last time out.

Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Dubravka; Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Dummett; Hendrick, Shelvey, Hayden; Willock; Joelinton, Fraser

Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi; Watkins

Match officials

Referee: Paul Tierney. Assistants: Ian Hussin, Dan Cook. Fourth official: Andy Madley. VAR: Jarred Gillett. Assistant VAR: Timothy Wood.