Aston villa hosts Newcastle
Watch Aston villa vs Newcastle Preview, as aston villa welcomes five straight wins Newcastle, at premier league meetings at villa park in today meetings.
As Newcastle is placed on the third place of the premier table, Aston villa will be looking to move forward in the points table as they stand in the 6th position of the table.
Aston villa vs Newcastle Preview
Bertrand Traore proved once again as he had turned tables against Nottm Forest in a 2-0 difference, only after leaving the bench for making Aston to win against Leicester city.
Having replaced the injured Leon in the first half, Traore and Ollie Watkins sealed their goals, in stoppage time, making villa to move into top six position of the premier league.
After Unai Emery’s change in November, Arsenal was the only one club to score more points and wins in the top flight, with Aston villa 11 league wins and scoring 35 points to make a standing in the league.
Having won each of their last four matches, they will aim to post five-in-a-row in the top flight for the first time this century – John Gregory was still in charge at Villa Park when they last achieved such a feat.
Emery could quite easily have been sat in the opposition dugout this weekend, as he rejected an approach from Newcastle’s new owners in 2021 when still at Villarreal, but having ultimately moved to the Midlands he has helped Villa close the gap to their North-East counterparts down to three places and nine points.
Ahead of the Villans’ final eight fixtures – seven of which will come against teams also in the top half of the table – they have scored at least once in all 17 of his previous Premier League games.
Only two managers have ever seen their side score in each of their first 18 matches in the competition – Mike Walker with Norwich in 1992 and Chelsea’s Carlo Ancelotti in 2009 – and Emery could join their esteemed company on Saturday afternoon.
Team news and Injury
Due to a hamstring injury sustained last week, Leon Bailey is set to miss out for Aston Villa on Saturday, joining Philippe Coutinho and Boubacar Kamara on the sidelines.
Matty Cash (calf) also remains unavailable for the hosts, who will again turn to the vastly experienced Ashley Young to deputise at right-back.
Aside from Bertrand Traore possibly being promoted from the bench to replace Bailey, Villa could be unchanged, with Ollie Watkins starting up front in pursuit of his 10th goal in 12 league appearances.
Long-term absentee Emil Krafth remains unavailable for Newcastle United, while Allan Saint-Maximin will now be out for several weeks with a hamstring problem.
Miguel Almiron, though, could return from a thigh injury, while Bruno Guimaraes will again play through the pain of an ankle issue.
Set to keep his place ahead of fellow forward Callum Wilson, Alexander Isak has scored in each of Newcastle’s last three Premier League away games, recording four goals in total during that spell.
Aston villa- newscastle head to head stats
Newcastle United have a good historical record against Aston Villa and have won 73 out of the 170 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Aston Villa’s 58 victories.
After an unbeaten run of seven matches against Newcastle United in the Premier League, Aston Villa have lost their last two matches against the Magpies in the competition. Newcastle United won the reverse fixture by a 4-0 scoreline and will be looking to complete their first Premier League double against Aston Villa since the 2013-14 campaign.
Since their promotion to the Premier League in 2019, Aston Villa have won all their three home games against Newcastle United in the competition. Since Unai Emery was appointed as their manager, Aston Villa have picked up 35 points – only Arsenal have a better record in the Premier League during this period.
Aston villa vs New castle prediction
By the increased defense power, Newcastle will cancel out the increased attack power of the Aston villa in the match. However, Unai Emery’s side have boosted their confidence as it will be a home ground match for this meeting.