Watford vs Aston Villa Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th December 2019

Hornets can boost survival hopes by sinking Villa

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Watford vs Aston Villa Betting Tips – Premier League, 28th December 3.00pm

The Hornets took a point from a draw out at Sheffield United on Boxing Day. That is only the one defeat in their last four now, so there has been a little improvement from them. This is a big clash from the relegation zone, with Watford training 18th-placed Villa by five points. The Villains secured a precious three points against Norwich on Thursday. Read our predictions for Watford vs Aston Villa.

Watford vs Aston Villa Betting Odds*

Watford 19/20
Draw 14/5
Aston Villa 13/5

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Watford News and Form – Can the Hornets beat Villa?

There’s nothing quite like a good relegation scrap. Watford secured a point at Bramall Lane on the weekend, not a bad result all things considered. The Hornets are six points from safety, five behind third-from-bottom Villa. So while a win wouldn’t move them up, at least it would keep the points flowing their way. It has been four points from their last two games, and Watford took a 2-0 win over Manchester United in their last outing at Vicarage Road. The overall home record of Watford this season is W1 D4 L4 and they are undefeated in two on home turf. Home and away, Watford have won just 2 of their last 23 league games.

Watford -1.75 Asian Handicap
3/1

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Watford have only managed to score in two of their last five games, but that is back to back games in which they have netted. Given that Lveprool are the only side to beat them in their four league games, a win over Villa should give them plenty of confidence going into the second half of the season. Defeat would be devastating. There have only been six home goals this season by Watfrod, who have conceded at 1.4 goals per home game on average. Watford have taken a clean sheet in 4 of 9 home games however. Six of the nine games at Vicarage Road this season have been level at half time.

Watford vs Aston Villa Head to Head

This is the first meeting since the 2015/16 EPL
Watford won both meetings that season
Both teams have scored in two of the last six meetings
Watford are W1 D1 L1 in three previous EPL home games against Villa

 

Key-Facts – Watford vs Aston Villa

  • Watford have failed to win 21 of their last 23 games
  • The Villains have lost all but two away games in this campaign
  • Villa are winless in 5 road games

 

Aston Villa News and Form – Can the Villains avoid defeat at Watford?

Aston Villa took a tense 1-0 home win over Norwich on the weekend. That left them in the drop zone, but only one point away from safety heading back into action. That was such a big result for them and if they could bank three points as well at Watford on the weekend, that would be massive for Villa’s survival hopes. The win over Norwich on Thursday was Aston Villa’s fourth clean sheet of the campaign. On their top-flight travels this season, Aston Villa lost seven of their nine played (W1 D1). So the stats don’t make for great reading there for them.

Villa are winless in five away games now, losing four of those. It has been back to back road losses for them. Villa have had some big defensive problems, having conceded at least two goals in five of their last six league fixtures, home and away combined. But they have only failed to score in one of their last nine. No team in the league has a worse away record than Villa and only two teams have conceded more than they have. Games like this are more of a test of character than quality. Can the Villains avoid defeat at the very least?

Watford vs Aston Villa Tips & Odds

Home win at 19/20
Watford 1-0 correct score at 9/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 27th, 2019 at 12:41 p.m.)

Watford vs Aston Villa Predictions

Watford to win: The Hornets came up with a huge three points in their last game and the revival under new boss Nigel Pearson is on. Imagine what another home success would do for their self belief. Villa are poor at the back and Watford may just sneak the win.


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