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Newcastle vs Aston Villa: Prediction and Betting Tips

20:00, Mar 12 2021
Newcastle vs Aston Villa prediction for Friday’s round 28 Premier League clash at St. James’ Park in Newcastle. Relegation-threatened Newcastle host ambitious Aston Villa in a crucial game for both sides. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Newcastle looking for a win at any cost

It hasn’t been a pleasant season so far for boss Steve Bruce and the Magpies, as they haven’t been able to secure a safe spot on the Premier League table yet and away from the relegation threat.

 Although Newcastle are 16th with 27 points, they are just one point above 18th placed Fulham and any loss of points in this game against Aston Villa might see The Magpies drift further down the table.

Steve Bruce’s side are winless in four matches. They drew their last two matches. They scored just two goals in those four matches. In their last match away to West Brom, they did well to hold on for a point after the hosts were marginally the better side, but they might need more than that to survive in the upcoming matches.

Aston Villa losing a lot of points

At some point during the season, Aston Villa could have been in the top four with their good performances. But two defeats and two draws in the last five matches, grabbing five points out of a possible 15 has not helped their cause.

Boss Dean Smith and the Villains should be content with their season so far considering the number of injuries and illnesses they had in the past month. Their most impressive player Jack Grealish continues to be sidelined with a leg injury.

In the last game against Wolves which finished 0-0, Villa shared the visitors’ possession of the ball and had nine goal attempts with just one of those on target. Dean Smith has to improve his team’s scoring efficiency in the next games.

Key Stats

  • Newcastle have lost three of their last five home games 
  • Newcastle have scored in all of their last five home games
  • Aston Villa have not scored in three of their last five away matches
  • Aston Villa have won two of their last four away matches.

Newcastle vs Aston Villa Prediction

Newcastle have played their last two matches to avoid losing and to get at least a point. But that won’t be enough in the coming games. If Aston Villa want to reach a European spot, they as well need to grab all points.

That leaves this match open to all possibilities. In their previous meetings, only 24% (5/21 matches) have seen over 2.5 goals scored. 

Newcastle’s two of the last five matches and Aston Villa’s one out five matches in the Premier league have seen over 2.5 total match goals. We predict under 2.5 total match goals

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