Premier League: Aston Villa vs Newcastle Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 15)
- Aston Villa beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 on Saturday.
- Newcastle defeated Brentford 1-2 last time out.
Aston Villa is arguably the surprise package of the Premier League this season, occupying 6th place in the table when many predicted them to be in a relegation battle. Newcastle lies in 3rd place in the table, level on points with 4th placed Man United.
How To Watch
When: Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 7:30 am ET
Where: Villa Park, Birmingham
How To Watch: USA
Goals from Bertrand Traoré and Ollie Watkins were enough to secure Aston Villa a win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Watkins’ goal was the striker’s 9th in his last 11 games and his incredible form has helped his side go on a four-game winning streak. Villa had won just two of their 11 matches prior to manager Unai Emery’s arrival so the fact they are now challenging for European places is testament to the fine work that the Spaniard has done during his time in charge.
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Newcastle found themselves a goal down and playing poorly at halftime during their matchup with Brentford on Saturday and if it weren’t for a Nick Pope penalty save thi9ngs could have been much worse. In a much better second period for Newcastle an own goal from Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, and a fine strike from forward Alexander Isak ensured they took all three points. With five wins in a row heading into a huge game against Aston Villa, Newcastle will be hoping their fine form continues and they can hold off the challenge of Man United for third place in the league.
Two teams with great form go head-to-head in a thrilling encounter here. Neither side will want to drop points and potentially slip from their current position in the league. A draw would probably be a better result for Aston Villa than Newcastle but it seems the most likely result in this matchup.