Everton Vs Aston Villa Betting Tip: BTTS – 1 May 2021

Both attacks capable of obliging on Merseyside

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England Everton Vs Aston Villa England

Saturday 1st May 2021 – 20:00 (BT Sport)
English Premier League
Pick: Both Teams to Score
Odds: 31/40
Bookmaker: Betway
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 28th April 2021)

Preview: Remarkably, Saturday’s encounter at Goodison Park will mark the first meeting of 2020/21 between Everton and Aston Villa, making this the latest first fixture in the English top-flight between two sides for 33 years. It is one the hosts simply have to win.

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Everton – Goodison hindering top four prospects?

It took a fortuitous goal from Richarlison, whose low cross somehow evaded goalkeeper Bernd Leno and found its way into the net, to snap a five-game winless run in the league for Everton (W15 D8 L10) as they secured a first win away to Arsenal since 1996. More importantly, it was a win that keeps alive their hopes of Champions League football next season, trailing fourth placed Chelsea by six points having played a game less.

That game in hand is against Saturday’s opponents Aston Villa, with their fixture at Villa Park still to be rearranged. Everton failed to win either league meeting last term, though, scoring late to salvage a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park that preserved their eight match unbeaten league run (W3 D5) at home to the Villains. A positive omen perhaps as they look to turn around some alarming form on Merseyside.

A 1-0 scoreline in March against Southampton, who have struggled badly since the turn of the year, remains the last and only Everton win in the past nine Premier League home games (D3 L5). Carlo Ancelotti’s side conceded on at least two occasions in five of those, including last time out in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham, while the likes of Burnley, Fulham and Newcastle all collected maximum points here in 2021.


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Aston Villa – Don’t bank on them retaining a lead?

It is now one win in eight Premier League games for Dean Smith and Aston Villa (W13 D6 L13), after Keinan Davis notched his first top-flight goal on his 29th appearance to help snatch a 2-2 draw at home to West Brom last time out. Villa trailed going into second-half stoppage time but found the equalising goal their dominance deserved, getting off 24 shots with 9 forcing a save from visiting goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.

Despite an increase in attacking output last time, Villa continue to labour in the absence of their talisman. Jack Grealish has not featured since the middle of February, since when his team-mates have amassed just nine of 30 points to all but surrender any hope of qualifying for Europe. Nevertheless it has been a satisfactory campaign, having avoided relegation on the final day of last season.

Recent performances, however, do not suggest this is a team which has thrown in the towel as far as this season goes. The Villains deservedly beat Fulham at the beginning of April, before producing valiant efforts against Liverpool and Man City, losing 2-1 to both despite opening the scoring – something they have now managed in each of their previous three Premier League games but without winning any (D1 L2).

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Everton Vs Aston Villa Betting Advice

The Toffees boast a very encouraging record at Goodison Park when facing Aston Villa, who are without a win on Merseyside in eight meetings since 2008. Everton winning three on the bounce, between 2014 and 2015, prior to last season’s 1-1 draw. But can Carlo Ancelotti’s men really be trusted? With one win in their last nine Premier League home games, the answer to that is probably not.


Everton Vs Aston Villa – Key Facts:

  • Aston Villa have won more games (19) in the Premier League games against Everton than any other side, despite winning none of the previous eight meetings on Merseyside (D5 L3).
  • After a 2-2 draw with Tottenham in their last match at Goodison Park, Everton have now managed one win in their previous nine Premier League encounters on home soil (D3 L5).
  • Last week’s 2-2 draw at Villa Park with West Brom extended Aston Villa‘s worrying run of form, having won only once in their last eight Premier League games (D3 L5).


Only Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has more clean sheets away from home this season in the English top-flight than Emiliano Martinez, the Villa shot-stopper who has now gone six matches, home and away, without one. In fact, Dean Smith’s men have conceded exactly twice in four of the last five. Each of their last four saw both teams score though, as did the last three for Everton here at Goodison Park.


Best Betting Odds – Everton Vs Aston Villa

Everton – 19/20 (PaddyPower)
Draw – 14/5 (Unibet)
Aston Villa – 29/10 (BetVictor)