Premier League: Brentford vs Aston Villa Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 22)
- Brentford lost 2-0 vs Wolves on Saturday.
- Aston Villa defeated Newcastle in a dominant 3-0 win.
Brentford’s European aspirations took another hit, with a defeat against Wolves on Saturday meaning Thomas Frank’s side is now the ranked outsider for a Europa Conference spot. Aston Villa moved to within 3 points of fifth-placed Spurs thanks to a stylish win over Newcastle at the weekend.
How To Watch
When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 10:00 am ET
Where: Gtech Community Stadium, London
How To Watch: Peacock
Diego Costa’s first Premier League goal in six years set Wolves on their way to victory over Brentford on Saturday. The Bees struggled to break down the side from Wolverhampton and talismanic striker Ivan Toney was unable to get the better of his markers for large periods of the game. A second Wolves goal from Hwang Hee-Chan was enough to ensure that Brentford would come away from the Midlands without any points, and winless in five matches.
Aston Villa ended Newcastle’s winning streak in fine style on Saturday at Villa Park. Two goals from Ollie Watkins and one from Jacob Ramsey secured a 3-0 win for the Villains but in truth, the West Midlands side could have scored many more. Watkins hit the post and Ramsey the crossbar in the first half, and Watkins had another goal ruled out for offside after a VAR check. Tyrone Mings was flawless in defense and left-back Alex Moreno was at the heart of everything going forward to Aston Villa. With performances like this, there will be a few nervous glances over their shoulder by Tottenham and Newcastle as the Premier League season draws to a close.
Brentford has hit a poor patch of form at the worst possible time and is facing one of the most in-form sides in the Premier League. Aston Villa is looking like a serious threat to the top 4 at present, and a win for them here seems inevitable.