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Aston Villa v Newcastle betting tips: Goals could flow again

| 18.08.2021

Aston Villa v Newcastle betting tips and odds

Both of these clubs tasted defeat on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and it is Aston Villa who are slated as the 4/5 favourites to get their campaign up and running on Saturday afternoon.

Villa went down to a 3-2 defeat at Watford last Saturday while Newcastle wasted a half-time lead as they lost 4-2 at home to West Ham.

Newcastle haven’t tasted victory in this fixture since 2017 and their odds of 100/30 suggest Steve Bruce’s side face a tough task to end their losing trend against the midlands club.

Early points on the board are essential for both sides, so let’s take a look at the markets and odds to help with our Aston Villa v Newcastle betting tips.

Match Odds

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith will be hoping a case of first-day nerves can be quickly forgotten as they run out in front of the Villa Park faithful for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit and they are 17/2 to repeat the 2-0 home victory they recorded over the Magpies in January.

It ended all square in the corresponding fixture at St James’ Park and that is 27/10 this time around, while the game to finish 1-1 again is available at 6/1.

Both of these sides were involved in goal feasts on the opening weekend so both teams to score at 4/6 could be on the cards here in our Aston Villa v Newcastle betting tips.

Talking Tactics

Villa were without the injured Ollie Watkins for their season opener but could welcome back the England international, who may form an exciting partnership with £25million signing Danny Ings.

With Leon Bailey also joining the ranks at Villa Park, Smith has a promising forward line, which could easily cope with the loss of their talismanic former captain Jack Grealish.

For Newcastle, the pressure continues to mount on Bruce as he takes his side to one of his former clubs, looking to make amends for their second-half capitulation against West Ham.

Their hopes seem to rest on the shoulders of Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin, but they do have the experience of Jeff Hendrick and Ryan Fraser to call upon to add an extra dynamic in the midfield.

Goalscorer Odds

Ings got off the mark from the penalty spot in the defeat to Watford last week and the former Southampton striker is 11/10 to add to his tally at any time.

John McGinn also got on the scoresheet at Vicarage Road and is 4/1 to net a second goal of the season.

Villa could also welcome back last campaign’s 14-goal top scorer Watkins, who is priced at 4/1 to grab the opener.

Wilson is now a seasoned Premier League campaigner and is a 9/2 shot to break the deadlock as he did during Newcastle’s clash with the Hammers.

Match Info

Where: Villa Park

When: 15:00 Saturday 21st August

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Stuart Walker