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

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THE FACTS

When does Newcastle vs Aston Villa kick off? Wednesday 24th June, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Newcastle vs Aston Villa being played? St. James' Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

Where can I get tickets for Newcastle vs Aston Villa? No tickets are available as this match will be played behind closed doors

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

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

THE TEAM NEWS

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up (4-4-1-1): Dubravka; Javi Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin; Almiron; Joelinton

Unavailable: S. Longstaff (Injured), Clark (Injured), Lejeune (Injured)

Doubtful: M. Longstaff (Injured)

ASTON VILLA

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Nyland; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett; Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, McGinn; Trezeguet, Samatta, Grealish

Unavailable: Wesley (Injured), Heaton (Injured), Engels (Injured)

Doubtful: Drinkwater (Injured), Guilbert (Injured)

KEY STATS

  • Newcastle are unbeaten in their last 11 home matches against Aston Villa in all competitions
  • Newcastle have lost only 2 of their last 14 home league matches
  • Newcastle have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 home matches in all competitions
  • Newcastle have been drawing at half-time and then winning at full-time in each of their last 2 league matches
  • Allan Saint-Maximin has scored the first goal in each of Newcastle’s last 2 league matches
  • There has been a red card in 3 of Newcastle’s last 4 league matches
  • Aston Villa have lost 5 of their last 6 league matches
  • Aston Villa have been losing at both half-time and full-time in their last 3 away league matches
  • Aston Villa have conceded at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 11 away league matches
  • Aston Villa have not kept a clean sheet in their last 22 away Premier League matches
  • Aston Villa have conceded the first goal in 7 of their last 8 away league matches

THE PREDICTION

Aston Villa are coming off a 1-2 loss at home to Chelsea but that scoreline flattered them somewhat as Chelsea were much the better team. Villa remain firmly entrenched in a relegation fight and this is a key match for them. Their home advantage may be reduced without their excellent support but they will be aware of the urgency on this match. They face a Newcastle side that tore Sheffield Utd apart once they had the advantage of an extra man, and they could find this match suits them too if Villa take the game to them. They have frightening pace on the counter attack with Almiron and Saint-Maximin, and that could pose Villa’s fragile defence plenty of problems. Expect both teams to score in what should be an entertaining game.

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