Aston Villa vs Lazio Predictions

Aston Villa vs Lazio predictions for this friendly pre-season that will be played on Thursday night at Walsall’s Bescot Stadium. The Villans are finalising their preparation. Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Aston Villa vs Lazio Predictions





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Clash of the Champions: Aston Villa’s Homecoming Test Against Lazio

Key Stats
– Aston Villa remained unbeaten throughout the pre-season with a goal-packed tournament.
– Lazio secured their return to the Champions League after three years, finishing second in Serie A.
– Villa’s new signing Moussa Diaby has scored two goals in two friendly appearances.

The upcoming football match between Aston Villa and Lazio promises to be an exciting event, as the two teams prepare for their upcoming domestic seasons and continental competitions. The game will be held at the Bescot Stadium in the Midlands, as Aston Villa return from their pre-season tour of the United States.

The Journey So Far

Aston Villa have shown an impressive performance during the pre-season, earning a draw in two of their matches against Newcastle United and Brentford, both ending in a 3-3 draw. They also recorded a 2-0 victory against Fulham. The team’s new addition, French forward Moussa Diaby, has proven to be a valuable asset, scoring his second goal in two friendly appearances. Matty Cash and Ezri Konsa, both of whom are defenders, have also made their marks by scoring goals during this pre-season.

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Under the guidance of head coach Unai Emery, who joined the team midway through the previous season, Aston Villa’s performance has improved remarkably. Their surge up the standings led them to finish seventh in the 2022-23 season, earning them a place in the Europa Conference League playoff. The team is eager to know their draw for the upcoming European return.

On the other hand, Lazio have secured their return to the Champions League this autumn, three years after their last appearance in the tournament. They achieved this after finishing fourth in Serie A last term. In their final fixture of the 2022-23 season, they beat Empoli to secure second place in the standings. Their total of 74 points put them above Milan, Roma, and Champions League finalists Inter.

Star Performers and Formations

Aston Villa are expected to revert to their usual lineup after experimenting with a three-man defence in their match against Brentford. Emery’s starting lineup might feature new recruits Moussa Diaby, Youri Tielemans, and Pau Torres, along with Leon Bailey and either Ollie Watkins or Cameron Archer leading the attack.

Meanwhile, Lazio’s new signing, Valentin Castellanos, might make another appearance after replacing Ciro Immobile in their last week’s win. Sarri’s preferred 4-3-3 formation might see Felipe Anderson or Pedro starting on the right wing, forming an attacking trident with Immobile and Mattia Zaccagni. However, with Milinkovic-Savic’s absence, the midfield would be managed by Matias Vecino, Danilo Cataldi, and Luis Alberto.


Given the teams’ performances so far, there are three predictions for the match:

First Prediction: Win-Draw-Away

Considering Villa’s pre-season form and the absence of Milinkovic-Savic for Lazio, there is a chance that Villa could take advantage of this situation and secure a win. This could also be influenced by Villa’s home advantage at the Bescot Stadium.

Second Prediction: Correct Score

In terms of the correct score, given the goal-scoring abilities of both teams and their recent matches, a 2-1 win for Aston Villa seem a reasonable prediction.

Third Prediction: Goalscorer

With two goals in his two friendly appearances so far, Moussa Diaby of Aston Villa is expected to score at least once in the game.





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