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Aston Villa v Newcastle betting tips: Magpies have August woes

| 18.08.2021

Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash

These two sides will hope for better things in their second Premier League game and we have examined the odds for some Aston Villa v Newcastle betting tips.

Villa were beaten 3-2 at Watford in their opener while Newcastle slipped to a 4-2 defeat at home to West Ham.

Saturday’s match, which takes place at Villa Park, kicks off at 3pm BST.

Aston Villa v Newcastle match odds

Despite second-half goals from John McGinn and Danny Ings (penalty), Villa slipped to defeat at Watford but are 4/5 to beat Newcastle.

In their first competitive match since talisman Jack Grealish left to join Manchester City, Villa created little, managing just two shots on goal.

Dean Smith’s side triumphed in their final home game of the 2020-21 season but last won consecutive home league matches in January, with the second victory in that run coming against Newcastle.

Their former manager Steve Bruce returns with his Newcastle side also seeking their first points of the season following an unfortunate reverse to the Hammers.

With the score at 2-2, a controversial second-half penalty turned the game in favour of the Londoners who had to come from 1-0 and 2-1 down to secure the win.

Newcastle are 17/5 to win at Villa Park but the stats show the Magpies haven’t scored a single goal in any of their last four Premier League visits to this venue (D2 L2).

It is Evens that Newcastle either win or draw the game on the Double Chance market in the Aston Villa v Newcastle betting tips.

There have been two draws in the last three meetings and a stalemate is on offer at 11/4 this time in the Aston Villa v Newcastle betting tips.

Aston Villa v Newcastle head-to-head

Villa have won 57 of the 167 meetings between the sides dating back to 1895, with Newcastle successful on 71 occasions.

Smith’s side are unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches against Newcastle (W2 D4) since losing 1-0 in February 2015. It is 1/3 that Villa win or draw the game.

However, Villa haven’t gone seven without defeat in the top flight against Newcastle since winning seven in a row between 1955 and 1958. The visitors are 6/4 to win either half and 18/1 to win both halves.

Newcastle triumphed 2-0 at West Ham in their opening game on the road in the league last season.

The Magpies last won their first away league game in consecutive seasons in 1994-95 against Leicester and 1995-96 against Bolton. Bruce’s side are 9/4 to triumph on the Draw No Bet market.

They have won just two of their last 18 Premier League games in August (D6 L10) and it is 6/1 that Newcastle win but concede.

Seven of the last 10 meetings saw one or other side fail to score and it is 23/20 for that trend to continue.

Aston Villa v Newcastle team news

Bertrand Traore (hamstring) is a fresh injury absentee for Villa.

Defender Matt Targett is still building up his fitness and had to come off at Vicarage Road while forward Ollie Watkins (knee) might be fit to face his former club Brentford on August 28.

New signing Joe Willock will be included in the Newcastle squad having completed his move from Arsenal after the noon deadline last week.

Bruce confirmed he will be without midfielder Jonjo Shelvey due to a fresh calf injury.

Karl Darlow (coronavirus) and Martin Dubravka (foot) remain sidelined so Freddie Woodman will resume in goal.

Aston Villa v Newcastle key battles

Newcastle twice led against West Ham through goals from Callum Wilson and Jacob Murphy.

Wilson is 13/8 to score at any time and 9/1 to net two goals or more, although he has not managed to score in his last five clashes with Villa.

Villa will hope summer signing Emi Buendia can have a bigger influence on the game on his home debut after a low-key appearance at Watford.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Simon Milham