Bournemouth vs Aston Villa: prediction for the English Premier League match
Last season Bournemouth secured 88 points from 46 games and finished 2nd in the Championship, six points ahead of their closest competitor. The Cherries scored 74 goals while conceding an average of less than a goal per game.
The team lost in the last three pre-season games, in their last outing, they yielded to Real Sociedad (1:2). Today the hosts will be without Brooks, Rothwell, and Fredericks who are all sidelined through injuries.
Aston Villa recorded 13 victories and six draws in the last Premier League season. In the end, the Lions finished in 14th place with a total of 45 points and 52 goals scored.
In the last two pre-season games, Steven Gerard's side drew against Manchester United (2:2) and celebrated success over Rennes (2:1). Hause won't be able to play tonight because of a knee injury.
Goals were scored in both halves in the last 5 head-to-head games.
The hosts have not drawn in 7 games.
This bet won in 2 of the last 4 head-to-head games.
Bournemouth are excited to be back to the top tier of the English football and they will look to kick off the season with a win. Aston Villa had a disappointing season and couldn't strengthen the squad in the summer, so Bournemouth should capitalize on their home advantage and take three points.
Our prediction — Asian handicap (0) to Bournemouth
We expect both sides to be very careful and concentrate on their defenses. Often just one mistake can decide the result of such games. Take the under.
Second bet — total under 2.5 goals