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

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

A huge game in prospect.

When these two met back in August, it was Villa’s first home game since promotion back to the top-flight.

However, two goals in the first 12 minutes from Josh King and then Harry Wilson helped the Cherries to a 2-1 away win.

Since then, Eddie Howe’s side have hardly won any more games and are firmly in this relegation battle.

As are Aston Villa but, in recent matches, Dean Smith’s side have shown they are up for the fight.

Who will claim a massive victory at Dean Court?

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Bournemouth vs Aston Villa: Who will win?

Hosts Bournemouth are the favourites in this clash at 21/20 to win.

Aston Villa meanwhile are 12/5 to win, just s they did on their last visit to Dean Court in August 2015.

A draw, which isn’t much good for either, is 13/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/6.

Both teams to score is 4/7.

Aston Villa to win and both teams to score is 9/2.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 26: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Callum Wilson got back amongst the goals in his last start. He is 4/1 to open the scoring and 6/4 to score anytime.

Harry Wilson will also be a threat. The Welsh international is also 4/1 to score first and 7/5 to add to his tally.

Jack Grealish is Villa’s top scorer this season. He is 11/2 to break the deadlock and 21/10 to net anytime.

Mbwana Samatta is likely to make his Premier League debut up front. He is also 11/2 to score first and is 21/10 to mark his debut with a goal.

Both Callum Wilson and Harry Wilson to score is 5/1.

Both Ryan Fraser and Dominic Solanke to score is 12/1.

Both Grealish and Samatta to score is 9/1.

Both Douglas Luiz and Anwar El Ghazi to score is 22/1.

Bournemouth vs Aston Villa: Match preview

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)

A big win for Bournemouth.

Eleven days ago, they hosted Brighton & Hove Albion in a huge clash at the bottom of the table.

Prior to that game, the Cherries had won just two of their last 17 Premier League matches, beating Manchester United and Chelsea.

In fact, they’d taken just ten points in that time, sinking from sixth to second bottom.

However, goals from Harry Wilson and Callum Wilson either side of an own goal saw them to a 3-1 victory.

The star though was Aaron Ramsdale who made a string of pivotal saves.

Despite that victory, Bournemouth do remain in the relegation zone but with far more optimism than they had before.

Since then, any hopes they harboured of cup success have ended.

On Monday night, they hosted Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round but were 2-0 down at half time.

Sam Surridge pulling one back in injury time cued a late rally but the Gunners left with a 2-1 win.

That means Bournemouth have now lost their last nine games in all competitions when trailing by 2+ goals at half time.

They’ll be hoping not to be in a similar situation here.

The Cherries last won back to back games in mid-September.

Will they do just that here and leapfrog their opponents in the table?

Aston Villa to keep up the momentum?

Aston Villa’s Wesley celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game with Trézéguet and John McGinn during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

As for the visitors, Tuesday night was one of the most memorable in recent years at Villa Park.

They hosted Leicester City in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg with the tie poised at 1-1 after the first leg.

Against the odds, it was Villa who took the lead after just 12 minutes when Matt Targett fired home in front of the Holte End.

However, just like in the first meeting, Ịheanachọ equalised late on to make it 1-1.

Was the Déjà vu going to lead to a penalty shootout?

That was seemingly the case until the very last minute of added on time.

Ahmed Elmohamady’s wicked cross was volleyed home by fellow Egyptian Trézéguet who sent 39,000 fans ballistic.

Aston Villa are heading to Wembley in the most dramatic of circumstances.

March will be their ninth League Cup final; only Liverpool have made it to more.

Despite all this, they could repeat what bitter rivals Birmingham City did in 2011 by winning the League Cup but also being relegated.

Dean Smith certainly does not want this to happen and his side have claimed some vital victories in recent weeks.

In their last Premier League outing, they too faced a relegation six-pointer at home to Watford.

However, Birmingham fan Troy Deeney looked set to haunt them again when he nodded the Hornets ahead.

But, Douglas Luiz equalised before Ezri Konsa’s 95th minute effort deflected in off Tyrone Mings for another stoppage time winner.

That was the first time in 51 matches, since September 2013, that they’d won a Premier League encounter having trailed at half-time.

That means Villa have taken ten points from their last six league games and are out of the drop zone.

Will their feel good factor continue here?

Bournemouth team news vs Aston Villa

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 03: Nathan Aké of AFC Bournemouth looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on December 3, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Eddie Howe did rotate a bit for Monday’s FA Cup defeat to Arsenal but all of the big guns will be back here.

In goal Mark Travers got a rare start in that one but Aaron Ramsdale, who was man of the match in his last appearance, will return.

In defence, they’re still without, Jack Stacey, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly and Charlie Daniels.

Nathan Aké and Adam Smith will keep their places having started both of the last two games.

Alongside Aké, Steve Cook will keep his place over Simon Francis; Diego Rico will return ahead of Jack Simpson at left-back.

In midfield, Andrew Surman, Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling will all be back on the bench with Philip Billing and Jefferson Lerma returning.

The latter has racked up nine yellow cards already so is just one booking away from a two-match suspension.

Out-wide, Ryan Fraser will continue on the left with Harry Wilson on the other wing.

The Welshman is Bournemouth’s top scorer in the league this season with seven goals.

He is averaging a strike every 173 minutes, the best such ratio among Premier League midfielders with at least two goals this term.

Arnaut Groeneveld and Junior Stanislas are injured.

As is Josh King meaning Dominic Solanke will keep his place in attack.

Alongside him will be Callum Wilson who ended a 1,319 minute wait for a goal against Brighton.

Sam Surridge scored his first Bournemouth goal on Monday but will remain on the bench.

Will this side beat Villa, just as they did in August?

Aston Villa team news vs Bournemouth

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: John McGinn of Aston Villa is seen during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Burnley FC at Villa Park on September 28, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As for the visiting Villans, they’re expected to name an unchanged XI from Tuesday’s dramatic win.

In goal, new signing from AC Milan Pepe Reina missed that game with a slight calf injury.

So, with Tom Heaton and Jed Steer also out, Ørjan Nyland will keep his place following a string of superb saves in the semi-final.

In defence, midweek scorer Matt Targett will keep his place over Neil Taylor at left-back.

On the other side, Frédéric Guilbert, who netted back in the first leg, will also keep his place over Ahmed Elmohamady who got the 93rd minute assist.

Ezri Konsa, Kortney Hause and Tyrone Mings will continue as the back three with Björn Engels still injured.

Mings can boast the most blocks this season in the Premier League (34).

In midfield, Dean Smith’s favoured duo appears to be Marvelous Nakamba and Douglas Luiz who scored in the home defeat to Bournemouth.

Conor Hourihane, Henri Lansbury and Danny Drinkwater are the other options; the latter was cup-tied on Tuesday.

John McGinn will not be back in time for the Carabao Cup Final.

In attack, Villa finally have a recognised striker for Anwar El Ghazi and Jack Grealish to support.

The captain has been involved in more goals then any other Premier League midfielder this season; nine goals and seven assists,

That afore mentioned striker is Mbwana Samatta who made his debut in midweek after joining from Belgian champions K.R.C. Genk for £10 million.

He will become the first Tanzanian player to ever play in the Premier League.

That’ll mean 113 different nationalities have been represented out of 211 FIFA members.

Despite Tuesday’s winner, Trézéguet will continue as a substitute.

Will it be three wins in a row for Villa?

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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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