Newcastle (15th) vs. Aston Villa (11th)
English Premier League: Saturday, January 23rd at 3:00 PM
The Line: Aston Villa --210 / Newcastle +510 -- Over/Under: 3 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Aston Villa and Newcastle face off on Saturday in a key English Premier League showdown at Villa Park.
Aston Villa comes into this game sitting in 11th place in the standings having picked up 26 points so far this year. Aston Villa’s last game was filled with controversy and they will be without their coach Dean Smith who picked up a red card in the last game. Many from Aston Villa believe they were cheated in their last game against Manchester City, but they need to not overpush in this game and get left in a bad position. Aston Villa’s last win in the Premier League came the day after Christmas over Crystal Palace. Aston Villa on the season has put 29 goals in the back of the net while their defense has given up 18 goals total. In this game for Aston Villa they are going to need to try and put the first goal in the back of the net.
On the other side of this matchup is Newcastle who currently sit in 15th place in the standings having picked up 19 points so far this year. Newcastle was playing a lot better earlier in the season, but coming into this game there has been some major struggles. Newcastle has lost three games in a row and they have scored only one goal during that stretch, including zero goals in the last two games. In the last game Newcastle had Ryan Frazier pick up a red card and he will be suspended for this matchup. On the season, Newcastle has put 18 goals in the back of the net while their defense has given up 30 total goals. Callum Wilson has been the best player for this team putting eight toal goals in the back of the net.
I think Aston Villa is going to want to make a point in this game and they are going to run up the score. Back Aston Villa to win this game -1.5.