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Aston Villa and Watford face at Villa Park, in a match for the 14th round of the Premier League. There is no recent record of official head‑to‑heads between these two teams. The last head‑to‑head was played on 20‑01‑2007 and ended with the final score: Aston Villa (2‑0) Watford. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.

Analysis of Aston Villa

After 1 win, 2 draws and 10 losses, the home team is in the 20th position, havinf won 5 points so far. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Everton by (4‑0), after in the previous match they have tied (0‑0) at home, against Manchester City. This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 6 home league matches Aston Villa has a record of 2 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 2 points out of 18 possible.

They haven’t won any of the last 6 home matches for this competition. They haven't been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, since 12 of the last 28 have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. They haven't been able to score the first goal. In fact, they have only opened up the score in 3 of the last 13 matches for the Premier League, they have reached half‑time in advantage in 1 of those 3 matches and have held on to the lead in 1. They have conceded the first goal in 9 of their 13 matches for this competition, and have never been able to turn the score around.

Aston Villa are passing through big difficulties in this season, and neither the hiring of the new coach Rémi Garde improved the performance of the team. 
In this match the french coach will choose the usual 4-3-3 approach, but giving emphasis to the attack football. 
To note that the best scorers of Aston Villa are Scott Sinclair and Rudy Gestede, both with 10 goals in total.

Confirmed Lineup: B. Guzan, M. Richards, A. Hutton, C. Clark, K. Richardson, Carles Gil, J. Veretout, C. Sánchez, I. Gueye, J. Ayew, S. Sinclair.
Coach: E. Black.

Analysis of Watford

The away team is currently in the 13th position of the league, with 16 points won, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Leicester City, by (2‑1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Manchester United, by (1‑2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 27 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 10 conceded. In the last 6 away league matches Watford has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 18 possible. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 25 of the last 28 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 13 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times and have never been able to turn the score around.

Watford come to this match with two consecutive defeats to the english championship, however, by few goals. Both the defeats by 2-1 against Manchester United and Leicester City. 
In this match, the Quique Flores' team have an unique opportunity to get back to the victories, once they match the last from the championship. 
Watford have all the team available and  count on the good Ighalo's shape to win against Aston Villa. This nigerian has already scored 7 goals in this season. 

Confirmed Lineup: Gomes, C. Cathcart, A. Nyom, M. Britos, N. Aké, J. Paredes, A. Abdi, B. Watson, E. Capoue, O. Ighalo, T. Deeney.
Coach: Quique Sánchez Flores.

Betting suggestion:

The most likely scenario to this match will be Watford don't lose. Looking to the last exhibitions of both teams it's be expected that the visiting team have more initiative in the match and they create more danger to the opponent.
In contrast, it's foreseen that the home team choose a more defensive approach to conquer, at least, one point.

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Premier League - 2015/2016

  • 100% 380 / 380 Games

  • Home team wins 41.32%
  • Draws 28.16%
  • Away team wins 30.53%
  • Over 1.5 73.16%
  • Over 2.5 52.89%
  • Over 3.5 30.53%
  • Goals 1026
  • Goals /match 2.7
  • Goals /match home 1.49
  • Goals /match away 1.21
  • Both teams score 51.84%
  • Goals after 80' 16.86%
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