Aston Villa v Bournemouth Tips & Predictions
17th August 2019 – 15:00
Match Preview & Team News
Aston Villa returned to the elite tier after three years in the Championship. They were on the best way to make an impact and pull off a shock against one of the shadow favourites for the title seven days ago, but Tottenham Hotspur reminded the Lions on how tough the Premier League life is. Dean Smith’s men had to settle for a 3-1 loss on the opening Matchday in the capital.
They now host Bournemouth in the first home fixture of the season on Saturday afternoon at Villa Park. Can the Lions forget the initial loss and claim maiden point(s) here? They should have a nice opportunity to do so knowing about Bournemouth’s injury woes.
The Cherries had a testing summer without the likes of David Brooks, Dan Gossling, Arnaut Danjuma, Simon Francis, Lloyd Kelly, Junior Stanislas, and Lewis Cook. They were all absent in team’s 1-1 draw to recently-promoted Sheffield United last weekend at Vitality Stadium.
Eddie Howe will most likely miss all of the aforementioned likes in this second-round fixture against the team which finished the previous Championship campaign at the fifth place. Nevertheless, Bournemouth still have a lethal attacking line with Ryan Fraser, Joshua King, and Callum Wilson. These guys are capable of causing troubles to any defence in the league.
Both Aston Villa and Bournemouth scored goals for fun in their summer tests and we would not be surprised to see an open game here when they take on each other in Birmingham. The Lions scored 12 goals in three successive wins over Walsall, Charlton Athletic, and RB Leipzig. They were on target against Spurs as well and we would be shocked to see them fail to find the net past the Cherries.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The draw is somehow the most likable of three outcomes here and we will back it as the main betting option at the odds of 12/5.
Goals Market Prediction
Both teams to score is a must-take pick at the odds of 4/6.
Aston Villa v Bournemouth tips:
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