2019-20 Premier League – Burnley vs Aston Villa Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Burnley vs Aston Villa kick off? Wednesday 1st January, 2020 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is Burnley vs Aston Villa being played? Turf Moor

What TV channel is Burnley vs Aston Villa on in the UK? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream Burnley vs Aston Villa in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Burnley vs Aston Villa?

Burnley – https://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/tickets/home-tickets/

Aston Villa – https://tickets.avfc.co.uk/en-GB/categories/Away%20Tickets?utm_source=web&utm_medium=ticketlandingaway&utm_campaign=Tickets

What was the score in the last meeting between Burnley & Aston Villa? Aston Villa 2-2 Burnley

THE TEAM NEWS

BURNLEY

  • Burnley's inconsistency continues as after winning two games with clean sheets, they have lost their last two and failed to score in both.
  • The last two defeats may convince Sean Dyche to make a couple of changes so Rodriguez and potentially Gudmundsson could come into the side.
  • After his mistake for the first United goal and a couple of rash tackles, Taylor may drop to the bench here and be replaced by Pieters.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Rodriguez, Wood

Unavailable:

Doubtful: Lennon (Illness), Gibson (Injured)

ASTON VILLA

  • Aston Villa remain in the relegation zone coming into this round of fixtures after their woeful 3-0 hammering at Watford last time out.
  • Dean Smith made some rotations for that match but they backfired and he will likely now have to replace Targett who has a hamstring strain.
  • Taylor will come in at left-back while Engels and Guilbert may come into the defence after the poor showing as Smith will likely reshufffle.

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Heaton; Guilbert, Engels, Hause, Taylor; Nakamba, Hourihane, Douglas Luiz; El Ghazi, Wesley, Grealish

Unavailable: Steer (Injured), McGinn (Injured), Davis (Injured)

Doubtful: Targett (Injured), Mings (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Aston Villa desperately need to halt this poor away form if they are to survive relegation as they come off a woeful 3-0 loss at ten-man Watford. Burnley have lost their last two, but expect Sean Dyche to get his team back on track and expose Villa's defensive deficiencies in a tense affair.

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