Aston Villa vs Everton – Premier League – Betting tips and match preview

On Sunday afternoon Everton will travel to Villa Park to take on an Aston Villa side that has been plunged into crisis in recent weeks. After a comfortable opening day victory Aston Villa were crushed 6-0 by Newcastle in the Premier League and then knocked out in the qualification round of the Europa League by Rapid Vienna. The question is whether Aston Villa will get the win needed to get their season back on track or whether the Blues will pile more misery on the Villa side? Read on for our match preview and best betting tips for the game between Aston Villa and Everton.

Aston Villa Team News

Aston Villa caretaker manager Kevin MacDonald has a few injury problems to deal with as Gabriel Agbonlahor, John Carew and Richard Dunne have minor knocks and are rated as doubtful for the game. Meanwhile winger Stewart Downing and left back Stephen Warnock are set to start the game after being dropped in the midweek defeat by Rapid Vienna.

Everton Team News

Everton will be without Nigerian trio Victor Anichebe, Joseph Yobo and Ayegbeni Yakubu, who are all out injured. Except for those three players Everton manager David Moyes has a full team to select from and faces a pleasant headache as his reserve players performed so well in the cup game against Huddersfield in midweek, winning 5-1. Youngster Seamus Coleman and Jack Rodwell impressed and will challenge the likes of Tony Hibbert and Leon Osman for a start.

Match Preview

This is a game between two very even sides. A fact that is reinforced by their last three encounters, which have all ended in a draw. However Aston Villa seems lost after the departure of manager Martin O’Neill and star Midfield player James Milner. Winger Ashley Young’s future is also questionable, as he is reportedly unhappy at Villa Park with rivals Tottenham publicly declaring their interest in acquiring his services.

On the other hand Everton have been playing well, although they seem to be having trouble scoring goals, as Frenchman Louis Saha has been woefully out of form this season. Nevertheless Moyes has a plethora of attacking players to choose from and his team should be on a high after smashing five goals past Huddersfield. New signing Jermaine Beckford scored in that game and is expected to get the nod to start in place of Saha. Taking all this into consideration we believe that Everton can pull off a surprise here and beat Aston Villa to collect their first win of the season.

Betting Tip and Match Prediction

Our betting tip will be Everton to win at odds 2.70 from William Hill Sports.

In addition we predict that Everton will win the game 2-1 at odds 10 from William Hill Sports.

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