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Aston Villa vs Burnley Predictions

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Aston Villa to Win

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Aston Villa 2-0

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Tip Reasoning

  • Aston Villa have four wins in their last six games, losing only to Man City and Liverpool.
  • Burnley are winless on their travels in the Premier League (D4, L4).
  • The Clarets have failed to score in each of their last three games.
  • Villa have scored exactly two goals in each of their last four victories.

Villa look to continue revival

Aston Villa’s home game against Burnley is one of just two Premier League fixtures to survive a wave of coronavirus related postponements on Saturday but both teams have a few selection issues regardless.

Villa claimed a midweek win over Norwich and Jed Steer, Anwar El Ghazi, Morgan Sanson and Keinan Davis were not involved at Carrow Road, with reports indicating they have tested positive for coronavirus. Boss Steven Gerrard will also be without injury victims Marvelous Nakamba, Leon Bailey and Bertrand Traore, but Matty Cash, Emiliano Buendia, Ashley Young and Ezri Konsa should be available despite picking up knocks against the Canaries.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has one player missing due to Covid-19 but that squad member has not been named. The Clarets will be without Ashley Barnes through injury and Connor Roberts and Dale Stephens are doubts.

Villa can continue revival despite absentees

Villa may have the greater injury problems but they can still maintain their strong form since Gerrard arrived with a win on Saturday. The Clarets have also had more time off after their own midweek assignment against Watford was postponed, but there has been a real improvement at Villa Park in recent weeks and the hosts are the team with the momentum.

Villa have won four of their six games since Gerrard took charge and their two defeats during that time have come against title challengers Manchester City and Liverpool. The Clarets have been grinding out results and have lost just one of their last six, they have also managed just one win during that run.

The Villans put in an accomplished performance at Carrow Road and controlled that game for large periods. The Clarets haven’t won away from home all season in the Premier League with four defeats and four draws, and with Villa looking like a team on the rise a home win stands out as our main bet in this match-up.

Burnley struggling for goals

Burnley look a team low on confidence in attack and have now failed to score in each of their last three games after an entertaining 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace last month. The Clarets drew a blank against a Newcastle side with the worst defensive record in the league last time out and as Villa managed a clean sheet at Norwich and limited Liverpool’s free-scoring frontline to just one goal in a 1-0 defeat last weekend a home win to nil has a chance here.

Villa have scored exactly two goals in all four of their wins since Gerrard was appointed manager and as such a job done 2-0 win for the home side is the correct score selection.

Aston Villa predicted lineup: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey, Chukwuemeka, Watkins, Buendia

Burnley predicted lineup: Pope, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Cornet, Wood

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  • Four of Burnley’s last five Premier League matches have produced under 2.5 goals

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