Aston Villa travel to Newcastle on Wednesday evening, hoping to dig themselves out of the relegation zone. Dean Smith’s side have picked up only one point in two matches since the season commenced leaving them in serious trouble.
Newcastle host their second match in three days following an impressive 3-0 win over Sheffield United on Sunday. Can the Magpies keep the momentum going?
Newcastle vs Aston Villa – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Venue: St James’ Park
Kick-Off Time: 18.00 BST
Referee in Charge: Chris Kavanagh
TV Channel / Live Stream: This game will be live on Sky Sports Main Event channel. Those with Sky subscriptions can also follow the action on the go with the Sky Go app.
Newcastle vs Aston Villa – The Form Guide
Newcastle dispatched of Sheffield United on Sunday afternoon to continue the season as they left off. The Magpies have now recorded two league wins in a row and are undefeated in three.
Steve Bruce side sit 13th in the table, 11 points above the bottom three. Premier League survival looks assured, but nothing can be taken for granted.
Villa will be hugely disappointed to have collected a single point from a possible six since the season restarted. They have lost their game in hand advantage over their relegation rivals and have a tough run of fixtures ahead including a trip to Champions elect, Liverpool.
The Villans took a surprise lead against Chelsea on Sunday after being dominated in the first half. They went on to lose the match in the second 45 however, as they could no longer hold off the Chelsea onslaught. This was the fifth time this season Villa went ahead in a game that they went on to lose. Two more than any other Premier League club.
What is the Team News?
Both Sean and Matty Longstaff are doubts for this match. They brothers missed the win over the Blades at the weekend and are expected to miss out again.
Joelinton doubled his league tally with a goal on Sunday and the striker should find himself on the team sheet.
Wesley and Tom Heaton remain sidelined for Aston Villa. The long-term absentees are joined by Bjorn Engles and Frederic Guilbert who have also been ruled out.
Newcastle line-up: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose; Ritchie, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin; Almiron; Joelinton
Aston Villa line-up: Nyland; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Nakamba, Hourihane; El Ghazi, Samatta, Grealish
Newcastle vs Aston Villa Latest Odds*
Newcastle look the stronger heading into this one so are looking good value at 27/20 (2.35) with MansionBet. In saying that Aston Villa did beat them in the reverse of this match 2-0. The Villans are priced at 43/20 (3.15) also with MansionBet to the double.
The draw is available at 47/20 (3.35).
Newcastle vs Aston Villa Score Prediction
Although Villa beat Newcastle at home, they have suffered 11 away defeats this season. Furthermore, they have 32 goals conceded on their travels – both league highs.
On the bright side, Newcastle are the league’s second lowest scorers. They have 28 goals from 30 games, three of which came on Sunday.
Villa can score but at the expense of being loose at the back which they will have to balance. The Villains will need to attack and with this in mind, we’re picking a low scoring draw.
A 1-1 correct score with MansionBet at 5/1 (6.0) is our pick.
Newcastle vs Aston Villa Tip
It should be an interesting match, but we’re not expecting a classic. Villa clearly need the points more, but Newcastle are on the better form. We’re going along the lines of our correct score pick for our best bet.
Best bet: Draw and both teams to score at 3/1 (4.0) with MansionBet
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What time does Newcastle vs Aston Villa kick-off?
A: 18.00 BST 24th June
Q: What channel is Newcastle vs Aston Villa on?
A: Sky Sports.
Q: Where are Newcastle in the league?