Burnley vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
Aston Villa are yet to hit the ground running this term, especially on the road. With Burnley coping well at home against teams from the bottom half of the ladder, it looks like the visitors are in for a tough set of ninety minutes in this one.
Burnley vs Aston Villa Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Three of their past five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in all but one of their last five games.
- None of their previous nine matchups have finished as a stalemate.
- Aston Villa have registered the win thrice in their past nine clashes. (W-3, D-4, L-2)
Burnley vs Aston Villa Prediction
Burnley failed to pick up any points for the second game in the running after Manchester United breezed past them at Turf Moor last week with a 2-0 scorecard. The hosts were far from at their best in that latter matchup and finished the ninety minutes with just one measly shot on target.
It is also worth mentioning that the home side have now picked up the win just twice in their past seven PL fixtures, garnering no more than six points from a possible twenty-one.
On the other hand, Aston Villa have not been faring any better in their respective campaign. The newly-promoted side were at the losing end of a hefty 3-0 scoreline in their most recent fixture on the road. That too, against the struggling Watford.
Furthermore, the visitors are currently sporting the worst away record in the cluster. Miserably, they have not tasted success away from home since their impressive 5-1 win over Norwich, back in early October.
In sharp contrast, all of the defeats that Burnley have succumbed to at home so far, have come against sides that are dwelling in the top ten.
Taking into account that Aston Villa have not secured the bragging rights in any of their previous two visits here either, count on the hosts to come out on top in this one.
To pile on even more misery, the guests have not looked sharp in the final third. They have failed to find the back of the net in each of their past two outings and have also scored just four goals from their last six as well. Meanwhile, Burnley have kept a clean sheet in half of their past ten games here.
Considering that their last two h2h fixtures here have also been low scoring affairs, count on Burnley to seal all three points with no more than a goal or two at the most.