Aston Villa vs Everton betting tips: Premier League preview & predictions

Aston Villa vs Everton 101 Great Goals prediction: Aston Villa 0-2 Everton

After their win against Watford last week, Everton will be looking to continue their solid start to the season against Aston Villa.

The Toffees have started the campaign with a draw away from home against Crystal Palace and a win against Watford.

While their win against Watford was scrappy, there’s no denying that Everton are slowly building a side to be reckoned with.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa haven’t started the season as they would have hoped.

The Villans started off with a loss to Tottenham, which was to be expected.

Dean Smith’s side then lost to Bournemouth last weekend, falling to a 2-1 defeat.

If Villa are to solidify themselves in the Premier League this season, they’ll need their results to improve and fast.

Aston Villa vs Everton: Who will win?

With Villa’s poor start to the season, it will come as little surprise that Everton are the favourites for this clash.

The Toffees go into this at odds of 23/20 to win the game.

Meanwhile, after their recent results, Aston Villa are priced at 9/4 to win the game.

A draw is priced at a respectable 13/5.

We predict a 2-0 win to Everton, and that can be found at odds of 12/1.

Everton also dominate the goalscorer market, with Richarlison the favourite to score first at odds of 5/1.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 13: Richarlison of Everton arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Cenk Tosun and Moise Kean then follow at odds of 11/2, with the latter in with a chance of starting over Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa’s most likely scorer according to the betting odds is Wesley Moraes.

The Brazilian is priced at 13/2 to net first.

Jack Grealish, who is priced at 12/1 to score first, provides fantastic value.

Aston Villa vs Everton match preview

It’s really not been the start to the campaign Aston Villa fans had hoped for.

The Villans signed with intent over the summer but their first two results have been less than ideal.

It was always going to be a tough ask to beat Tottenham away from home, so that’s not the end of the world.

However, Aston Villa’s loss to Bournemouth at the weekend showcased that Dean Smith’s side still need to work on their killer instinct.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 15: Dean Smith manager of Aston Villa during a press conference at Villa Park Stadium on October 15, 2018 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Despite largely dominating the game in terms of possession and attempts, it was the Cherries who took a 2-0 lead in Villa’s own back yard.

It took until the 71st minute for Aston Villa to finally make their dominance count, with new signing Douglas Luiz scoring his first for the club.

If Villa are to solidify themselves as a Premier League club again, they need to make their dominance count, especially at home.

Can the Toffees continue their fine start to the season?

It’s been a pretty solid start to the season for Everton.

The Toffees are yet to concede a goal, having drawn 0-0 away at Crystal Palace on the opening day.

Despite failing to score, Everton defended pretty impressively considering they were down to ten men for a large chunk of the game due to Morgan Schneiderlin’s sending off.

Marco Silva’s Blues then followed that up with a win against Watford at Goodison Park.

The Toffees have made their historic home somewhat of a fortress recently, having kept 10 clean sheets in 13 games.

The key for Everton this weekend will be the involvement of their new signings.

Marco Silva and Marcel Brands strengthened heavily in the summer, bringing in top talent such as Alex Iwobi, Moise Kean, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.

While the latter is expected to feature, starts for both Iwobi and Kean would see Everton with a team that should be feared.

For Villa’s sake, they’ll have to hope both remain on the bench.

 

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Aston Villa team news vs Everton

Kortney Hause will be absent for Villa after sustaining an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, James Chester is nursing a thigh problem and should also miss the clash on Friday.

Everton team news vs Aston Villa

The big worry for Everton will be the fitness of defender Lucas Digne.

The Frenchman had to be removed during the clash with Watford with a suspected injury.

Speaking after the Watford game, Silva seemed to suggest it wasn’t too serious.

Digne has also now returned to training. 

Fabian Delph also missed the game against Watford due to injury, but could return to the squad to face his former side this week.

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

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