By News Team
Last Updated: 13th May 2022
Aston Villa made it back-to-back wins last weekend, halting a resurgent Burnley in their tracks with an impressive 3-1 win at Turf Moor. Danny Ings, Emiliano Buendia and Ollie Watkins put the Villans in a commanding position and put an end to the hosts’ excellent recent form.
Villa may have been defeated in midweek by title-chasing Liverpool, but they certainly gave the Reds a scare in the 2-1 loss. Douglas Luiz’ early goal had Liverpool fretting, and the visitors were indebted to a linesman’s flag as Danny Ings’ late equaliser was ruled out.
We’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Aston Villa – from their next league game, to the latest football betting odds.
When is the next Aston Villa Premier League fixture?
Aston Villa have another home game this weekend, hosting Crystal Palace at Villa Park on Sunday in a 14:00 kick-off. The two sides sit next to each other in the Premier League table, and Villa will leapfrog their opponents and into the top half if they can get another home win.
Villa have already tasted victory over the Eagles this season, recording a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park that was arguably more comfortable than the scoreline suggests. Matt Targett got Villa off to a flyer before John McGinn added the gloss, meaning Marc Guehi’s 95th-minute strike was just a consolation for the home side.
What are the odds that Aston Villa win their next game?
Villa have won their last three home Premier League matches against Crystal Palace, and are 21/20 to make it four in a row this weekend. The home side has kept a clean sheet in all three of those wins, and we have Villa at 7/4 to record another shutout on Sunday. Palace’s last Premier League goal at Villa park came all the way back in 2014, and it’s evens that one or both teams fail to score in this one.
Ollie Watkins’ goal against Burnley took him to 10 for the season, making him the first Englishman to hit double figures in consecutive top flight seasons for Villa since Gabriel Agbonlahor 12 years ago. Watkins has proved to be a reliable Premier League striker and is 4/1 to open the scoring against Palace.
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What is the latest Aston Villa injury and transfer news?
Ollie Watkins limped off against Liverpool but Steven Gerrard will be hoping that having the Palace game on Sunday will give the striker the time needed to fully recover. Jacob Ramsey’s groin injury may still keep him out for that one, and Leon Bailey is still a week or so away from fitness. Kourtney Hause may miss the rest of the season with an abdominal strain.
Who are Aston Villa’s key players?
Matty Cash has impressed at wing-back, which has seen him earn a Poland call-up. John McGinn continues to provide quality in midfield, while Emiliano Buendia’s creativity is starting to show. But it’s new signings Lucas Digne and Philippe Coutinho most will be keeping an eye on.
Aston Villa’s Premier League fixtures
The Aston Villa Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:
|14/08/2021||15:00||Watford v Aston Villa||3-2|
|21/08/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Newcastle United||2-0|
|28/08/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Brentford||1-1|
|11/09/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Aston Villa||3-0|
|18/09/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Everton||3-0|
|25/09/2021||15:00||Manchester United v Aston Villa||0-1|
|02/10/2021||15:00||Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa||2-1|
|16/10/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Wolverhampton||2-3|
|23/10/2021||15:00||Arsenal v Aston Villa||3-0|
|30/10/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v West Ham United||1-4|
|06/11/2021||15:00||Southampton v Aston Villa||1-0|
|20/11/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Brighton||2-0|
|27/11/2021||15:00||Crystal Palace v Aston Villa||1-2|
|1/12/2021||19:45||Aston Villa v Manchester City||1-2|
|04/12/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Leicester City||2-1|
|11/12/2021||15:00||Liverpool v Aston Villa||1-0|
|14/12/2021||19:45||Norwich City v Aston Villa||0-2|
|18/12/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Burnley|
|26/12/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Chelsea||1-3|
|28/12/2021||15:00||Leeds United v Aston Villa||0-3|
|01/01/2022||15:00||Brentford v Aston Villa||2-1|
|15/01/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Manchester United||2-2|
|22/01/2022||15:00||Everton v Aston Villa|
|08/02/2022||19:45||Aston Villa v Leeds United|
|12/02/2022||15:00||Newcastle United v Aston Villa||1-0|
|19/02/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Watford||0-1|
|26/02/2022||15:00||Brighton v Aston Villa||0-2|
|05/03/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Southampton||4-0|
|12/03/2022||15:00||West Ham United v Aston Villa||2-1|
|19/03/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Arsenal|
|02/04/2022||15:00||Wolverhampton v Aston Villa||2-1|
|09/04/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur||0-4|
|16/04/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Liverpool||1-2|
|23/04/2022||15:00||Leicester City v Aston Villa||0-0|
|30/04/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Norwich City||2-0|
|07/05/2022||15:00||Burnley v Aston Villa||3-1|
|15/05/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Crystal Palace|
|22/05/2022||16:00||Manchester City v Aston Villa|
What are the Aston Villa odds to finish in the top half of the Premier League?
Aston Villa’s win at Burnley makes Steven Gerrard’s side 7/4 to finish in the top half of the Premier League even after the home defeat to Liverpool. Villa currently sit just outside the top ten, but are potentially a win from getting straight back into the top half. With Crystal Palace and another match-up with Burnley still to come, there’s plenty of points still up for grabs.
Who is the manager of Aston Villa?
Steven Gerrard’s managerial career has started well after guiding Rangers to the Scottish Premiership title, ensuring Celtic did not win a 10th title in a row. Under Gerrard, the Gers also impressed in Europe, but the lure of the Premier League could not keep him in Scotland. Now he faces a huge challenge in getting Villa back in European contention.
Where is Aston Villa’s stadium?
Aston Villa’s stadium, Villa Park, is situated in Aston, Birmingham. It has a seating capacity of 42,095 and has been the home of the club since 1897. Villa Park holds the record for hosting the most FA Cup semi-finals, with 55 having taken place there.