Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 English Premier League
When is Bournemouth vs Aston Villa on and what time does it start? Bournemouth vs Aston Villa will take place on Saturday 6th August, 2022 – 15:00 (UK)
Where is Bournemouth vs Aston Villa taking place? Bournemouth vs Aston Villa will take place at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England
Where can I get tickets for Bournemouth vs Aston Villa? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Bournemouth vs Aston Villa on in the UK? Bournemouth vs Aston Villa will not be televised live in the UK
Where can I stream Bournemouth vs Aston Villa in the UK? Bournemouth vs Aston Villa cannot be streamed live in the UK
- After a two-year spell in the Championship, Bournemouth are back in the big time following a second-place finish in the English second tier last season, an excellent achievement for Scott Parker in his first year managing the club.
- New signing Joe Rothwell won’t be available for this opening game, although Ryan Fredericks has a better chance of playing a part in proceedings.
- Aston Villa’s ambitions this season will be to finish significantly higher than the 14th-place they landed in 2021-22, so a good start is imperative for them, especially with the signings they have made.
- Both defender Diego Carlos and midfielder Boubacar Kamara are both expected to make their debuts in this encounter, with the former potentially replacing Tyrone Mings, who no longer holds captaincy at Villa following Steven Gerrard’s decision to name John McGinn skipper.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Travers; Smith, Mepham, Kelly, Zemura; Lerma, Cook; Christie, Billing, Anthony; Solanke
UNAVAILABLE: Brooks (Fitness), Rothwell (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Fredericks (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Costa, Digne; Kamara, Luis, McGinn; Bailey, Watkins, Coutinho
UNAVAILABLE: Hause (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Buendia (Injured), Mings (Injured)
Whilst Scott Parker deserves credit for putting faith in the squad that has gained promotion from the Championship, the reality is that the Premier League will prove a different beast and it feels like the Cherries have not strengthened adequately enough to compete. Although that is likely to change before the window slams shut, it will come too late to save them against Aston Villa, who contain a squad perfectly capable of pushing for a place in Europe next season. Should the visitors wish to progress under Steven Gerrard, games like these are ones they must win and the expectation is that Villa will do enough to gain three points here.
TIP: ASTON VILLA TO WIN