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Aston Villa host away team Fulham at Villa Park in the Premier League fixture on Sunday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Aston Villa v Fulham game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Aston Villa will be hoping to bounce back here following the 0-2 Premier League loss in their previous game against Tottenham Hotspur.
In that game, Aston Villa had 49% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. Tottenham Hotspur had 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Carlos Vinícius (29') and Harry Kane (68') scored for Tottenham Hotspur.
Under three goals per match were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Aston Villa have been involved. Breaking down the goal split in that period, their opponents scored a total of 6 while The Villans totted up 3. That kind of pattern might not follow through into this next game, of course.
Going into this encounter, Aston Villa are without a win at home for the past 3 league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against Leeds United in Premier League action, Fulham and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Fulham managed 51% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fulham was Joachim Andersen (38'). On the other side, Leeds United had 13 shots on goal with 4 on target. Patrick Bamford (29') and Raphinha (58') scored for Leeds United.
The attacking players from Fulham have had real problems scoring goals over their previous 6 games, contributing the disappointing return of only 3. In those fixtures, The Cottagers have also seen the overall goal tally of their opponents equal 6.
Pre-game facts show that Fulham:
- haven't won against Aston Villa in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 8 away league matches. Travelling very well.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 17/04/2017 shows us that Aston Villa have won 2 of these games & Fulham 4, with the number of drawn games being 0.
A total of 16 goals were produced between them in these games, with 7 of them from The Villans and 9 created by The Cottagers. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league match featuring these sides was Premier League match day 3 on 28/09/2020 when the final score was Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa.
On that day, Fulham had 64% possession and 16 shots on goal with 3 on target.
At the other end, Aston Villa got 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Jack Grealish (4'), Conor Hourihane (15') and Tyrone Mings (48') scored.
The referee was Stuart Attwell.
Team News: Aston Villa
Kortney Hause (Ankle Injury) and Wesley (Knee Injury) will not be taking part for Villa gaffer Dean Smith.
Team News: Fulham
Fulham boss Scott Parker has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Alfie Mawson (Ruptured cruciate ligament), Kevin McDonald (Kidney problems) and Tom Cairney (Knee Injury) are not able to play. Kevin McDonald cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’ve got the feeling that Fulham should be able to put a goal past this Aston Villa lineup, but that probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Aston Villa at the end of the 90 minutes. Hopefully this is a good one.
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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
🔑 Star Man: Ollie Watkins
Mostly used in the Striker position, Ollie Watkins was born in Newton Abbot, England. After having played his first senior match for Exeter City in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has got 10 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 28 appearances.