Aston Villa v Bournemouth Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th August 2019

Villains can battle past Cherries at Villa Park

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Aston Villa v Bournemouth Betting Tips – Premier League, 17th August 3.00pm

The Villains will be looking for some home cheer as they entertain Bournemouth on Saturday. Aston Villa couldn’t hold on to a surprise lead against Spurs on the opening weekend of the new campaign. Bournemouth will have been disappointed with their opening effort, a 1-1 draw against another of the newly promoted sides, Sheffield United. Read our predictions for Aston Villa v Bournemouth.

Aston Villa v Bournemouth Betting Odds*

Aston Villa 13/10
Bournemouth 2/1
Draw 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)the

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Aston Villa News and Form – Can Villains last first win?

The Villains did a good job against Spurs in a difficult opening match of the season. Villa, who won the Championship playoffs earlier this summer, took the lead at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium within ten minutes of the start. They couldn’t hold out though and ended up losing 3-1, but it was only two goals conceded in the final five minutes to Harry Kane which sunk them. So boss Dean Smith can take plenty of positives away from their performance against one of the top six sides in the country.

Total Goals 2-3
Even Money

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Bookmakers have Villa as the favourites to win this game. They were W11 D8 L4 at Villa Park in the Championship last season. They have spent big over the summer, the Villains shelling out over £100 million to try and get their squad as competitive as possible for the Premier League season. They have to be targeting home games like this to aid their survival, this is where the investments are most likely to pay off. Aston Villa averaged over two goals per home game last season, with 74% of all fixtures at Villa Park seeing over 2.5 goals.

Aston Villa v Bournemouth Head to Head

The last Premier League meetings were in the 2015/16 season
Villa lead the overall head to head with a W4 D1 L2 record
Four of the seven previous meetings have ended in a 2-1 scoreline
The Cherries took a 2-1 win in their last visit to Villa Park

 

Key-Facts – Aston Villa v Bournemouth

  • Aston Villa were beaten 3-1 by Spurs in their opener
  • The Cherries lost at 2 of the 3 newly promoted clubs last season
  • Bournemouth played out a 1-1 draw with Sheff Utd last weekend

 

Bournemouth News and Form

It was a quiet start from Bournemouth last weekend. They took a 1-1 home draw against the newly promoted Sheffield United. That result will probably have frustrated Cherries boss Eddie Howe quite a bit though. They had taken the lead in the fixture in the second half, but couldn’t closeout. Dropped points against a newly promoted side at home, isn’t a great start. It means that there is going to be extra pressure on them for their trip to Villa Park now.

That’s not how it should have been at the start of the season for Bournemouth. It should have been relaxed, with having to open with back to back games against sides who were playing in the Championship last season. Bournemouth did not have a good time out on the road last season in the Premier League. They only took a W5 D1 L13 record on their travels.

The Cherries lost all but three of their final twelve away games of the campaign, which was just awful from them. 68% of Bournemouth’s away games last season made it over 2.5 goals. There is a clear stat as to why. The Cherries conceded an average of 2.4 goals per road game during the campaign. They also lost away at two of the three newly promoted sides in the last campaign (Wolves and Cardiff).

Aston Villa v Bournemouth Tips & Odds

Over 3.5 goals at 11/5
Aston Villa to win at 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)

Aston Villa v Bournemouth Predictions

Aston Villa to win: Bournemouth could not see off the Blades on home soil last weekend, which suggests that they are going to have a tough this time things out on the road. The Villains are going to be up for this in their first game back in the top flight at Villa Park.


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