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Aston Villa take on visiting team Burnley at Villa Park in the Premier League fixture on Thursday.
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Aston Villa enter this match after a 1-1 Premier League tied result vs Crystal Palace.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 49% possession and 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for Aston Villa was Ollie Watkins (69'). On the other side, Crystal Palace had 16 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Jeff Schlupp (81') scored for Crystal Palace.
In their last six fixtures, Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa have netted a total of 7 times - an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Going into this contest, Aston Villa haven't beaten Burnley in their previous 2 league games.
Since a loss in their previous game against Tottenham Hotspur in Premier League competition, Burnley will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Burnley managed 31% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Tottenham Hotspur got 21 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Harry Kane (45') scored for Tottenham Hotspur.
During their six most recent matches, Mike Jackson's Burnley have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 7 times, yielding them the goals per game average of 1.17.
Analysis of their past results shows that Burnley:
- have not won against Aston Villa when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated by Aston Villa in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 9 league games. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 24/05/2015, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Aston Villa winning 2 of those games, Burnley 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 of them for The Villans and 8 belonging to The Clarets. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
Team News: Aston Villa
The Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy group ready to go.
It looks as if The Villans could make use of the 4-3-1-2 formation for the game, handing starts to Emiliano Martinez, Matty Cash, Calum Chambers, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey, Emiliano Buendia, Carney Chukwuemeka and Ollie Watkins.
Team News: Burnley
Burnley manager Mike Jackson has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Ashley Westwood (Ankle Fracture), Ben Mee (Hairline crack in calfbone), Erik Pieters (Knee Injury), Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson (Calf Injury) and Jay Rodríguez (Unknown Injury) are not able to play.
We are inclined to think that The Clarets will likely begin the game with a 5-3-2 system, giving starts to Nick Pope, Connor Roberts, Kevin Long, Nathan Collins, James Tarkowski, Charlie Taylor, Josh Brownhill, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil, Maxwel Cornet and Ashley Barnes.
When taking all factors into account, Burnley are capable enough to break down this Aston Villa team, although it is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating a very close game with a 2-1 win for Aston Villa at the end of this one. Definitely a tough call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,682)
Captain: Tyrone Mings
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Steven Gerrard
Competitions: Premier League position 12
⭐ Key Player: Ollie Watkins
Mostly played in the Striker position, Ollie Watkins was born in Newton Abbot, England. Having played his first senior match for Exeter City in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 10 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 season to date in 32 appearances.