Aston Villa vs Burnley betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa scores a penalty for his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on December 12, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Aston Villa vs Burnley betting tips

This article covers Aston Villa vs Burnley betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Aston Villa vs Burnley betting preview.

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

Aston Villa vs Burnley: Match details

Match: Aston Villa vs Burnley

Competition: Premier League

Date: December 17, 2020

Kick-off time: 6:00 pm, December 17, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Villa Park

Betting prediction: Aston Villa 2-1 Burnley


Villa have lost three out of three at Villa Park since their incredible 7-2 win over Liverpool earlier in the season. Their last three wins have all come away from home.

Burnley appear to have turned a corner recently, picking up points in four of their last five matches. The Clarets will be full of confidence following their latest win at the Emirates Stadium.

Of come concern will be the fact that Burnley have only scored one goal in their last four away games – and that was an own goal.

None of Villa’s 13 matches this season have ended in a draw.

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Aston Villa vs Burnley – recent form and head to head statistics

Aston Villa FC vs Burnley FC form
Aston Villa FC vs Liverpool FC - 1:4
Manchester United FC vs Aston Villa FC - 2:1
Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa FC - 1:1
Aston Villa FC vs Crystal Palace FC - 3:0
West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa FC - 0:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
West Ham United FC vs Burnley FC - 1:0
Burnley FC vs Manchester United FC - 0:1
Burnley FC vs Milton Keynes Dons - 1:1
Burnley FC vs Sheffield United FC - 1:0
Leeds United vs Burnley FC - 1:0
Last 5 games for Aston Villa FC
January 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Everton FC
January 13, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur FC
January 8, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Aston Villa FC 1 - 4 Liverpool FC
January 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
December 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa FC
Last 5 games for Burnley FC
January 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 1 - 0 Burnley FC
January 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 0 - 1 Manchester United FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Burnley FC 1 - 1 Milton Keynes Dons
January 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 0 - 0 Fulham FC
December 29, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 1 - 0 Sheffield United FC
Aston Villa FC vs Burnley FC Premier League 20/21 form
Aston Villa FC Burnley FC
15 Matches played 17
8 Matches won 4
226 Goal attempts 159
85 Shots on goal 48
80 Shots off goal 72
109 Corner kicks 72
49% Average ball possession 41%
61 Shots blocked 39
31 Cards given 23
268 Free kicks 238
27 Offsides 33
1 Shots on post 2
6 Shots on bar 3
23 Goals by foot 5
5 Goals by head 3
29 Goals scored 9
16 Goals conceded 22
Aston Villa FC vs Burnley FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Aston Villa FC Burnley FC
10 Matches 10
6 Home Matches 4
4 Away Matches 6
15 Total Goals 12
1.5 Average Goals Scored 1.2
4 Wins 2
2 Losses 4
4 Draws 4
Last 5 games & match results between Aston Villa FC and Burnley FC
December 17, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa FC 0 - 0 Burnley FC
January 1, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Burnley FC 1 - 2 Aston Villa FC
September 28, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Aston Villa FC 2 - 2 Burnley FC
May 24, 2015 Premier League 14/15 Aston Villa FC 0 - 1 Burnley FC
November 29, 2014 Premier League 14/15 Burnley FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa FC

Aston Villa vs Burnley: Recommended bets

Over 2.5 goals. Villa’s last four home matches have all produced three or more goals.


Chris Wood to score. Wood has only scored twice in the Premier League this season, but he does have a solid personal record against Aston Villa: 3 goals in 3 appearances.

Wood missed a sitter against Arsenal and will be hoping to make up for that on Thursday.


Aston Villa vs Burnley betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Ross Barkley of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on October 23, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Aston Villa vs Burnley: Match preview

Aston Villa welcome Burnley to Villa Park on Thursday night.

For all their early season form, Aston Villa find themselves 10th in the table. Villa impressively beat Wolves 1-0 at Molineux on Saturday. Anwar El Ghazi came off the bench to score in a 94th-minute winner. Both sides ended the game with 10 men. A win on Thursday could lift Villa as high as 6th, depending on results elsewhere.

Burnley picked up a massive win away at Arsenal on Sunday, lifting them out of the bottom three. It was Burnley’s first-ever Premier League win over the Gunners.

Arsenal were down to 10 men early in the second half when Granit Xhaka was sent off for stupidly grabbing the neck of Ashley Westwood. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an unfortunate headed own goal while defending a Burnley corner.

Burnley’s form

Burnley have picked up points in four of their last five matches. Their only defeat in that run was away to Manchester City – although they were thoroughly beaten 5-0 in that game.

Despite Sunday’s win, Burnley’s away form ranks 17th in the league with five points from six away matches. Only two teams have conceded more goals away from home than Burnley (12) and only Sheffield United have scored fewer than Burnley’s 3 on the road.

Aston Villa and Burnley faced each other six times in the Premier League previously. Villa have beaten Burnley twice and lost once, with the other three matches ended in draws.

Villa beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor on New Year’s Day. Wesley and Jack Grealish gave Villa a 2-0 half-time lead before Chris Wood scored a late consolation.

Last season’s corresponding fixture at Villa Park ended in a 2-2 draw in September last year. Burnley twice came from behind to level the scores, with equalising goals from Jay Rodriguez and Chris Wood. Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn netted for Villa.


Aston Villa team news vs Burnley

Douglas Luiz will serve a suspension following his late sending off against Wolves.

19-year-old Jacob Ramsey impressed against Wolves and could keep his place in the side, while Marvelous Nakamba is set to replace Luiz in the starting eleven.

Matty Cash will also serve a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. In doing so he became the lucky recipient of Mike Dean’s 3,000th career booking.

Ross Barkley has returned to training following a hamstring injury and could be involved. and could be involved in Villa’s matchday squad. “He’s getting closer and closer, we’ll have a look and see how he is”, Smith said.

Kortney Hause and Fred Guilbert played for Burnley’s under-23 side on Sunday as they continue to build up their match fitness.

Former Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton also played in the game and could replace Jed Steer on Villa’s bench.

Jack Grealish’s much-publicised court appearance on Monday is not expected to impact his involvement on Thursday night.

Anwar El Ghazi is tipped to replace Bertrand Traore in the starting eleven after coming off the bench to score Villa’s winner.

Trezeguet will miss out with a hamstring injury. Also, Keinan Davis, Bjorn Engels, Wesley and Mahmoud Hassan are also unavailable.

Burnley team news vs Aston Villa

Sean Dyche named an unchanged eleven against Arsenal and is likely to do the same on Thursday.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson is struggling with a hamstring injury and faces a late fitness test.

Jack Cork is yet to make a senior appearance for Burnley this season but played 45 minutes for the under-23s on Monday as he looks to build up his match fitness. Dale Stephens and former Villa loanee Phil Bardsley were also involved.

Ashley Barnes and Matej Vydra may have to settle for a spot on the bench once more.

Ashley Westwood and Matt Lowton are set to face their former side. Between them, they made 219 league appearances for Burnley.


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Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Manchester United FC 17 10 36
2 Leicester City FC 18 12 35
3 Liverpool FC 17 16 33
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
5 Manchester City FC 16 12 32
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 Chelsea FC 18 12 29
8 Southampton FC 18 5 29
9 West Ham United FC 18 4 29
10 Aston Villa FC 15 13 26
11 Arsenal FC 18 1 24
12 Leeds United 18 -4 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 18 -7 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 19 -8 22
15 Newcastle United FC 17 -9 19
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
17 Burnley FC 17 -13 16
18 Fulham FC 17 -11 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 18 -27 11
20 Sheffield United FC 19 -22 5
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Player Team Goals
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Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 5
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 5

Aston Villa vs Burnley betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Aston Villa vs Burnley?
18:00, Thursday 17 December 2020
What is the prediction for Aston Villa vs Burnley?
Aston Villa 2-1 Burnley