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The Premier League fixture at Villa Park on Sunday will see home team Aston Villa play against Fulham.
Our Aston Villa v Fulham predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Aston Villa will be looking for another win after the 2-1 Conference League victory vs AZ.
For Aston Villa, the scorers were Diego Carlos (61') and Ollie Watkins (81'). Vangelis Pavlidis (52') scored for AZ.
It’s not been often in recent games that Aston Villa have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Aston Villa have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 6 goals during that time. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this match, of course.
Going into this contest, Aston Villa are undefeated in their previous 12 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Manchester United in Premier League action, Fulham will be hoping to turn things around here.
The stats tell the story, and Fulham have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in total. Defensively, Fulham can certainly do much better.
Looking at their past form shows that Fulham:
- haven't won against Aston Villa in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels stretching back to 26/05/2018, neither club has come out on top overall with Aston Villa winning 3 of those games, Fulham 3 and 0 being drawn in normal time.
In all, 15 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 of them from The Villans and 7 netted by The Cottagers. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league fixture between these clubs was Premier League match day 33 on 25/04/2023 when the final score was Aston Villa 1-0 Fulham.
On that day, Aston Villa had 52% possession and 14 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Tyrone Mings (21').
Fulham had 1 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
The referee was Thomas Bramall.
Team News: Aston Villa
Álex Moreno (Hamstring injury), Emiliano Buendía (Cruciate ligament tear) and Tyrone Mings (Cruciate ligament tear) are not available for Aston Villa manager Unai Emery.
It looks as if The Villans will possibly use a 4-4-2 system, utilising Emiliano Martinez, Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Pau Torres, Lucas Digne, John McGinn, Boubacar Kamara, Douglas Luiz, Youri Tielemans, Moussa Diaby and Ollie Watkins.
Team News: Fulham
Fulham boss Marco Silva has to choose a team with limited availability. Issa Diop (Foot injury) and Rodrigo Muniz (Knee injury) can’t be considered.
We are inclined to think that The Cottagers could decide to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 formation, settling for Bernd Leno, Timothy Castagne, Calvin Bassey, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson, Alex Iwobi, Joao Palhinha, Bobby Reid, Andreas Pereira, Willian and Raul Jimenez.
Our feeling is that Aston Villa should stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
In contrast, Fulham might well find it a difficult task to score themselves but we can see them hitting back at some stage here.
Accordingly, we see a 3-1 winning margin for Aston Villa at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,657)
Captain: John McGinn
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Unai Emery
Competitions: Premier League position 5, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group E)
🔑 Star Player: Douglas Luiz
Usually taking to the field in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Douglas Luiz was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Vasco da Gama in the 2017 season, the talented Midfielder has got 5 league goals in the Premier League 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in a total of 11 appearances.