Aston Villa vs Everton: Premier League Match Preview & Prediction
After back-to-back defeats at the start of Premier League campaign, Aston Villa is all set to host Everton at Villa Park for Round 3 of Premier League.
Aston Villa is yet to get off their mark in this Premier League season, following two defeats in a row which means Villa lost 14 of their last 15 Premier League games since 2016 (D1, L14). Besides all that, they faced 40 shots across two matches and therefore it's no surprise that they have already conceded five goals.
While, on the other hand, Everton is still undefeated in the last two matches (W1, D1) however, they tend to concede goals especially, away from home. Adding more light to that Marco Silva's men conceded the most goals from set-pieces (16) in last seasons Premier League. So, one can expect Aston Villa to find the back of the net here however, Everton have scored two or more goals in each of their previous four visits to Villa Park.
Both teams are hit by a serious injury.
Out/Suspended: James Chester (D, Hamstring injury), Jonathan Kodjia (F, Sprained ankle)
Doubtful: Kortney Hause (D, Ankle injury)
Out/Suspended: Fabian Delph (M, Thigh injury)
Doubtful: Lucas Digne (D, Hamstring injury), Leighton Baines (D, Thigh injury)
Probable Playing XIs
Aston Villa [4-2-3-1]
|Defenders||Ahmed El Mohamady, Bjorn Engles, Tyrone Mings, Neil Taylor|
|Midfielders||John McGinn, Douglas Soares, Trezeguet, Jack Grealish, Anwar El-Ghazi|
|Defenders||Lucas Digne, Yerry Mina, Michael Keane, Seamus Coleman|
|Midfielders||Tom Davies, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Bernard, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison|
Players to watch
Wesley Moraes - Since Jonathan Kodjia already ruled out with a sprained ankle, the newly signed striker yet to open an account but, he showed a great touch in the first two matches with an average of 1.5 shots per game a player to watch out for this match.
Jack Grealish - He will remain one of the important players in the midfield for Aston Villa. Moreover, he already assists in his name and with an average of 4 key passes per game he could be a dark horse in this match.
John McGinn - McGinn scored an early goal against Tottenham Hotspur but, it didn't help his side to claim a victory but, with 3.5 shots per game and 1.5 key passes per match gives a solid indication that he is not away from scoring another brace.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin - Lewin didn't have a great start to his campaign wherein two matches he managed to get just 0.5 shots per game but, he can prove he's worth when the team struggles upfront.
Gylfi Sigurdsson - Sigurdsson has plenty of experience in setting up a goal for his team-mates but while doing his offensive duties Sigurdsson netted five goals for his side in six Premier League matches last season against the newly promoted sides.
Richarlison - One of the best attackers for Everton over the years his performance has been increased moreover, he scored 13 goals and one assist in last seasons Premier League where we can expect the Brazilian to have a similar impact this time.
Home vs Away Stats
It's very important to look at the team's performance at home and away from home.
As Aston Villa playing at their home. Here is their last five home match performance in all competitions.
Here is their last five away match performance of Everton in all competitions.
Though Aston Villa lost both the matches but they have scored a goal in their last four home matches while Everton haven't scored in three away matches in Premier League. But, a draw in this match can do a job.
Predicted score: Aston Villa 1 – 1 Everton