Aston Villa vs Everton 03/01/2016 Premier League Preview, Odds & Predictions
Everton vs Aston Villa
Tuesday 1st March 2016 14:45 (ET)
The Line: Aston Villa 15/4 Draw 11/4 Everton 4/5 See the Latest Odds
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Can Aston Villa get a win to close the gap on those above them or will Everton get a much needed win in their quest for European football. With Chelsea starting to rocket up the table Everton have to be wondering whether they will be left lagging behind. Roberto Martinez side have had an pretty tough schedule of games and are very tough to handicap as they vary in performance level so much. At times Barkley, Lukaku and Deulofeu look unplayable and then there are other times, quiet often in the same game where they look devoid of inspiration and quality. The work ethic is always there though and Roberto Martinez must take great credit for that, he has consistantly kept Everton there or there abouts in contention and overall the Toffees have had good season with a semi final in the league cup, quarter finals in the Fa Cup anf lookign nailed on for a top 10 finish here in the league.
Aston Villa have been abysmal at times at home and they almost seem to play worse at home than away although the points accumulated do not reflect that , still Villa have lost 6-0 and 4-0 at home and lost to Everton 4-0 away so the pressure cold definitely be mounting on the team before this clash on Tuesday, maybe it's the pressure of the home crowd but there is no doubt that Villa Park can be a cauldron of support or venom. Villa will look to Agbonlahor, Ayew and Gestede and possibly Sinclair to get the home team energised.
Everton have concede only one in their last five league games. While Ason Villa have endured a tough season Remi Garde and his side know that all is not lost until the final whistle goes. I think Everton are a bit short here to be takign a big interest in this one but for me the smart money is on Everton to get the win here.