Aston Villa vs Bournemouth betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth prediction: Aston Villa 2-1 Bournemouth

Premier League football is back at Villa Park!

After three long years, will it be worth the wait or will Bournemouth leave victorious.

This will be an interesting game from, what will be, a packed to the rafters Villa Park.

WATFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Joshua King of AFC Bournemouth celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and AFC Bournemouth at Vicarage Road on October 6, 2018 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Highlights of Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Aston Villa

Highlights of Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield United

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth: Who will win?

The home side are 13/10 to win their first home match of the campaign.

Bournemouth, only won five away matches last season, are 19/10 to win their first match on the road this season.

A draw is 5/2.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Both teams to score is 4/7.

Aston Villa to win and both teams to score is 3/1.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MARCH 10: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City v Aston Villa at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on March 10, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Wesley will be Aston Villa’s first choice striker this season. He is 6/1 to score first and 12/5 to score anytime.

Jack Grealish will also be a threat. He is 9/1 to break the deadlock and 7/2 to score in 90 minutes.

Callum Wilson scored 15 goals last season for Bournemouth. He is 4/1 to score first and 13/8 to net anytime.

Josh King will be up front alongside him. He is 11/2 to score first and 9/4 to get his first of the season.

Both Grealish and Wesley to score is 16/1.

Both King and Wilson to score is 15/2.

Aston Villa vs Bournemouth: Match Preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 27: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa and Dean Smith, Manager of Aston Villa celebrate with the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final Trophy following their team’s victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Copa/Getty Images)

Despite defeat on the opening day, there were certainly positives to take for Aston Villa.

They actually took the lead at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, John McGinn putting them in front after just three minutes.

However, from then on,  Tottenham were so dominant, particularly in the second half, and scored three times in the final 17 minutes to win 3-1.

Nevertheless, at times, Villa played some very good football and there was enough in that performance to suggest they’ll be fine.

But now they need to go and prove it.

These are the type of games they’re going to have to win if they are to survive.

So, will Villa Park be celebrating a Premier League victory for the first time since February 2016?

Will Bournemouth spoil any potential party?

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth celebrates with teammate Ryan Fraser after scoring a penalty for his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and AFC Bournemouth at Craven Cottage on October 27, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

As four Bournemouth, despite a bright performance on the opening day, they too were left disappointed.

They hosted another of the newly promoted clubs last Saturday, Sheffield United.

The Cherries finally made the breakthrough just after the hour mark, Chris Mepham lashing in his first ever Premier League goal.

However, in the 88th minute, the visitors equalised to leave Dean Court with a point.

A 1-1 draw certainly was not the result Eddie Howe would have been looking for.

Bournemouth’s next three games are against Manchester City, Leicester and Everton so, a bad result here, and they could be in a bit of trouble.

Will they leave Birmingham victorious?

Aston Villa team news vs Bournemouth

Tyrone Mings (40) of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium, London on Monday 27th May 2019. (Credit: Jon Hobley | MI News) (Photo by MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Aston Villa made 12 signings during the course of the summer and six of those started at Tottenham last weekend.

Dean Smith is expected to name the same starting XI as last weekend in this one.

Tom Heaton, who joined from Burnley, made three saves on his debut and is firmly the number one goalkeeper.

Last season’s full-backs, Neil Taylor and Ahmed Elmohamady appear to still be first choice.

That’s despite the arrival of Matt Targett and Frédéric Guilbert.

Björn Engels, who joined from Reims, and Tyrone Mings, who made his loan from Bournemouth permanent, are the centre-back pairing.

Mings made the most clearances (17), the most headed clearances (9) and the most blocks (5) on the opening day.

In midfield, John McGinn became the first Scottish player to score on their Premier League debut since 2010 last weekend.

He also made eight tackles in the defeat to Spurs, the most in the league.

He’ll once again be joined in midfield by Conor Hourihane with Douglas Luiz and Marvelous Nakamba awaiting their debuts.

Trézéguet and Anwar El Ghazi will continue to be on the flanks.

Captain Jack Grealish has now lost 19 Premier League games in a row; the longest run of any player in the competition’s history.

He’ll be more desperate than anyone to change that.

Up front, Wesley will be tasked with getting the goals this season so can he get his first in claret and blue?

Bournemouth team news vs Aston Villa

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Chelsea FC at Vitality Stadium on January 29, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Interestingly, Eddie Howe went with a 3-4-2-1 formation against Sheffield United last weekend.

It’ll be fascinating to see if he sticks with that here and in future matches.

The goalkeeper situation at Bournemouth is also interesting.

At various stages of last season, all three of Mark Travers, Asmir Begović or Artur Boruc played in goal.

However, instead of any of them, Howe gave a debut to 21 year old Aaron Ramsdale and he’s expected to keep his place.

In the summer, Bournemouth bought full-backs Lloyd Kelly and Jack Stacey but neither were in the squad last weekend.

Diego Rico and Adam Smith are likely to start there once more.

New signing Philip Billing did start though and will play once again alongside Jefferson Lerma.

Further forward, David Brooks will miss a large part of this season after ankle surgery.

Josh King and Ryan Fraser will continue behind last year’s top scorer Callum Wilson.

Jordon Ibe, Harry Wilson and Dominic Solanke will be the attacking options off the bench.

Does this side have the quality to leave Villa Park with a point or even all three?

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Bournemouth

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs AFC Bournemouth

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs AFC Bournemouth.

Predicted Bournemouth line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted AFC Bournemouth line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted AFC Bournemouth line-up vs Aston Villa.

The latest tweets from Aston Villa pre Bournemouth

The latest tweets from Bournemouth pre Aston Villa

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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