Aston Villa vs Newcastle
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21st August 2021
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
The fall out of selling their best player Jack Grealish may just be the tip of the iceberg for Aston Villa if the opening day of the season is anything to go by.
Villa were beaten 3-2 by Watford but were 3-0 down at one point so at least they tried to show a fight back but it felt like a disappointing loss overall as Villa are trying to establish themselves in the league.
At the same time it was the first game of the season and away from home and Dean Smith the Villa manager will be happy to be playing at home now in front of a packed crowd.
Newcastle took the lead in their first game of the season against West Ham but ended up losing 4-2 as the Hammers turned it on. Given that the Magpies usually get a positive result over the Londoners it was a poor day at the office for Steve Bruce’s men.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Head to Head
- Last season this fixture ended 2-0 to Aston Villa.
- The last 11 meetings between the two teams have all seen under 2.5 goals.
- Newcastle haven’t won at Villa Park since 2013.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle: Prediction
So going into matchday 2 in the Premier League both of these clubs are looking for their first win. One team in Villa started their game slow but almost came back to draw. While Newcastle started quick but imploded.
It could well be a long hard season for Newcastle and this is a ground where they haven not been able to get positive results from in almost 10 years so we will back the home side to get the win.
It was so important for Danny Ings, Villa’s new signing to register a goal last weekend and we think the prolific striker can come good again this weekend so back him to score in front of the home fans at anytime.