Aston Villa v Brentford betting tips: Ings seeks to emulate Atkinson
Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash
Aston Villa got off the mark for the new season last week and now host Premier League newcomers as we look at some Aston Villa v Brentford betting tips.
Villa claimed a 2-0 win over Newcastle last weekend while Brentford remained unbeaten after securing a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.
Saturday’s match, which takes place at Villa Park, kicks off at 3pm.
Aston Villa v Brentford match odds
Villa may have lost their opener 3-2 at Watford but they got their first points of the season in an authoritative victory over Newcastle.
A spectacular overhead kick on the stroke of half-time from Danny Ings gave Villa the lead, which was doubled in the second half with a penalty from Anwar El Ghazi.
Another home win on Saturday is available in Aston Villa v Brentford bettig tips at Evens.
Villa have now scored two goals in each of their last five Premier League games and are Evens to extend that run on Saturday.
Brentford have made a solid start to their first top-tier campaign since 1947, beating Arsenal 2-0 and taking a point at Selhurst Park.
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) August 21, 2021
Aston Villa v Brentford head-to-head
The sides have met 14 times since 1935 and Villa have won six of those clashes (D5 L3), but the Bees are undefeated in the last six meetings (W3 D3) – all in the Championship – since 2016.
There have been just four away wins in their 14 meetings and Brentford are 3/4 to either win or draw the game on the Double Chance market.
Villa have never lost a top-flight match against Brentford (W5 D1), although this is the first such meeting between the sides since February 1947. Villa are 3/1 to win but concede.
Nine of their previous meetings have seen three or more goals scored in total and it is 17/20 for that trend to continue.
Aston Villa v Brentford key battles
Brentford are yet to concede a goal in the Premier League this season, with only two newly-promoted sides keeping clean sheets in their first three games of a season. They are 10/3 to keep a clean sheet this weekend.
Brentford may fancy their chances, since Villa have had just four shots on target in total in their two games thus far – but have scored with each of them.
Dalian Atkinson was the last Villa player to score in his first three league matches of the season (1992-93) and Brentford will be out to stop Ings repeating the trick after he scored against Watford and Newcastle. Ings is 6/4 to score at any time and 4/1 to grab the first goal.
Villa have looked vulnerable defensively at times, although goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez has kept 16 clean sheets in 40 Premier League appearances. Given the Bees’ stingy defence, it is Evens that one or other team fails to score as the last of our Aston Villa v Brentford betting tips.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication