Aston Villa vs Everton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 September 2021
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Aston Villa face-off against Everton on Saturday in a match both teams want to win for different reasons.
The Villans were beaten 0-3 by Chelsea last time out and remain with 1 win from 4 matches played so far. The margin of defeat wiped out the fact that they put up a real fight. They were undone by Lukaku brilliance and several superb saves by Mendy in between a momentary lapse of concentration to gift Mateo Kovacic his second ever Premier League goal.
Aston Villa are sitting at 12th on the log with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. They could drop as far as 17 by the time of kick-off depending on the results elsewhere.
Meanwhile Everton have made a brilliant start to the season under new manager Rafa Benetiz and come to matchday 5 positioned at 4th in the table.
The Magpies bagged a comfortable 3-1 victory over Burnley to stretch their unbeaten record. They are 3 wins in the period with Leeds the only team to deny them the full quota of points with a 2-2 draw on matchday 2.
The Merseyside club looks sharp in attacking front as well with 10 games to their name. Summer signing Damarai Grey is having an impressive return to Premier League with 3 goals to his name, though Calvert-Lewin also bagged the same number of goals.
Calvert-Lewin who missed the home fixture against Burnley is expected to miss on Saturday with a toe injury.
Aston Villa vs Everton Head-to-head
The corresponding fixture of last season was a 0-0 draw and this is their first goal-less draw since 2003. Meanwhile, Villa won the reverse fixture at Goodison Park 2-1, courtesy of a late goal by Anwar El-Ghazi.
Ten of their last 15 head-to-head meetings registered over 2.5 goals. At the same time, we saw both teams scoring in 16 of the last 22 h2hs.
At this ground, Aston Villa have a moderate h2h record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses against their Saturday’s visitors.
Aston Villa vs Everton Prediction
Both teams are playing good football at this moment, though Aston Villa came short in bagging positive results consistently. However they will be happy to get back to their home turn where they defeated Newcastle and drew Brentford this season.
Everton recorded over 1.5 team goals in each of the four matches they played and come here with confidence.
Therefore, goals are expected at Villa Park with both teams managing only 1 clean sheet from the matches played so far.
They did look comfortable in the final third, Danny Ings alongside Ollie Watkins for Aston Villa along the link-up of Richarlison with Damarai Grey for Everton are the players to watch here