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Everton make the trip to Villa Park on Sunday for the Premier League game with home team Aston Villa.
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Aston Villa will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 1-4 FA Cup losing effort in their last game against Liverpool.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 16% possession and 2 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Liverpool had 29 shots on goal with 13 of them on target. Sadio Mané (4', 63'), Georginio Wijnaldum (60') and Mohamed Salah (65') scored for Liverpool.
Dean Smith's Aston Villa have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 9 times over their preceding 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in that time stands at 7.
Going into this encounter, Aston Villa haven't lost in the league to Everton in their last 2 matches.
Everton will come into the game after a 1-2 Premier League win versus Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last game.
In that game, Everton managed 48% possession and 5 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Everton, the scorers were Alex Iwobi (6') and Michael Keane (77'). Wolverhampton Wanderers had 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Rúben Neves (14') was the scorer for Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The stats tell the story, and Everton have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 6 goals in all. At the back, The Toffees have not been doing too well. Putting that to one side, it remains to be seen if that trend might persist here in this match.
Heading into this contest, Everton are undefeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 18/10/2014 tells us that Aston Villa have won 2 of these games and Everton 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A total of 20 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 from The Villans and 13 netted by The Toffees. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The last league match featuring these sides was Premier League match day 36 on 16/07/2020 and the score finished Everton 1-1 Aston Villa.
In that game, Everton managed 54% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player to score was Theo Walcott (87').
Aston Villa had 15 shots at goal with 1 on target. Ezri Konsa (72') was the scorer.
The referee was Anthony Taylor.
Team News: Aston Villa
Looking at personnel, there is just the lone fitness concern for the Aston Villa boss Dean Smith to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Ross Barkley (Hamstring Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Everton
In an otherwise available squad, there is just the one fitness issue for the Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti to be concerned with. Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be in action.
Aston Villa are capable enough to find the net against this Everton lineup, although one goal may not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 win for Everton by the conclusion of the game. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,095)
Captain: Jack Grealish
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Dean Smith
Competitions: Premier League position 8
⭐ Star Player: Ollie Watkins
Generally played in the Striker position, Ollie Watkins was born in Newton Abbot, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Exeter City in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 6 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 15 appearances.