2020-21 Premier League – Aston Villa vs Newcastle Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Aston Villa vs Newcastle kick off? Saturday 23rd January, 2021 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Aston Villa vs Newcastle being played? Villa Park, Birmingham

Where can I get tickets for Aston Villa vs Newcastle? Some clubs can now have some fans back in their stadiums so it is worth checking official club websites for the latest updates on the ticket situation

What TV channel is Aston Villa vs Newcastle on in the UK? Sky Sports

Where can I stream Aston Villa vs Newcastle in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match live via Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

ASTON VILLA

PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, Ramsey; Traore, Barkley, Grealish; Watkins

UNAVAILABLE: Wesley (Injured), Hause (Injured), McGinn (Suspended)

QUESTIONABLE: Trezeguet (Injured)

NEWCASTLE

PREDICTED XI (4-4-2): Darlow; Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis; Almiron, Shelvey, Hendrick, Ritchie; Joelinton, Wilson

UNAVAILABLE:

QUESTIONABLE: Dummett (Fatigue), Fernandez (Injured), Saint-Maximin (Fatigue)

THE PREDICTION

Aston Villa return to action at Villa Park for the first time since Boxing Day as they face a struggling Newcastle. Steve Bruce is coming under increasing pressure as manager of the Magpies with his side winless in their last nine games in all competitions, including defeats in their last three. Against his old club here, Bruce won’t be afforded any sympathy with Villa in good form before the recent Covid-19 outbreak that forced them to shut their Bodymoor Heath training ground after a significant number of players and staff tested positive for Coronavirus. With Chelsea loanee Ross Barkley back to full fitness for the hosts, things don’t look likely improving here for a Newcastle side clearly low on confidence and Villa with home advantage in their favour are expected to come out on top in this contest.

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