Everton make the trip to Villa Park on Thursday for the Premier League showdown with hosts Aston Villa.
Our tips, poll and stats for Aston Villa v Everton can all be found here including the latest game odds.
Aston Villa will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Premier League triumph over Everton.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 53% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Aston Villa, the scorers were Ollie Watkins (13') and Anwar El Ghazi (80'). Everton had 16 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (19') scored for Everton.
It’s not been often in recent times that Aston Villa have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Villans have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals along the way. Nevertheless, we must now wait to see whether the trend shall persist here in this game.
Ahead of this clash, Aston Villa have not lost a league tie with Everton in their previous 2 matches.
Carlo Ancelotti's Everton have managed to stick the ball in the net a total of 5 times throughout their previous six matches. The aggregate of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period adds up to 7.
Ahead of this clash, Everton are unbeaten in their last 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 02/05/2015 shows us that Aston Villa have won 3 of them & Everton 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
In all, 20 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 from The Villans and 11 coming from The Toffees. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 34 on 01/05/2021 when it ended Everton 1-2 Aston Villa.
In that match, Everton had 47% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Dominic Calvert-Lewin (19').
At the other end, Aston Villa had 13 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Ollie Watkins (13') and Anwar El Ghazi (80') scored.
The match was refereed by Simon Hooper.
Team News: Aston Villa
Jack Grealish (Shinbone injury) and Trezeguet (Knee Surgery) are unavailable for Villa boss Dean Smith.
Team News: Everton
Thanks to a largely full-strength squad, there’s only the sole fitness problem for the Everton gaffer Carlo Ancelotti to contend with. Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
Our assessment is that Everton and Aston Villa should both be able to score here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. We’re therefore tipping a hard-fought 1-1 score draw after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,095)
Captain: Jack Grealish
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Dean Smith
Competitions: Premier League position 10
⭐ Key Man: Anwar El Ghazi
Regularly used in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Anwar El Ghazi was born in Barendrecht, Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for Ajax in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 8 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 23 appearances.