On matchday 17th of the Premier League, Brentford will be hosting Aston Villa in one of the fixtures at Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford. This London vs Birmingham rivalry has been interesting to watch in recent years as both teams have won 1 match each in the last 5 meetings.
Brentford is currently at the 11th spot in the point table with 5 wins and 19 points overall. The top bookmakers in India have great EPL odds with them.
Aston Villa has come out as a string team this season as they stand at the 3rd spot in the point table with 11 wins and 35 points overall.
Aston Villa has a strong defence and they will get the benefit of Brentford’s weak attack and inconsistent defence.
The betting tip is...
Aston Villa will score the first goal
The Bees are coming back home after witnessing an away loss against Sheffield United by 1-0. Even with 60% of possession, Brentford failed to convert a single goal in the fixture. Overall, Brentford has shown an average possession of 49.19% in the ongoing season with an average of 15 shots out of which 4.63 shots are on target.
Bryan Mbeumo is their highest scorer with 7 goals and 3 assists on his name. Mathias Jensen is another player who has scored 4 goals and has provided 2 assists in the season.
With only 3 clean sheets this season, the Bees have conceded goals in 83.33% of their fixtures. It clearly shows their struggles with the defence. Goal Keeper Mark Flekken has 41 saves but he has also conceded 21 goals.
Rico Henry, Aaron Hickey, Kevin Schade, Kristoffer Ajer, Nathan Collins, Mathias Jensen, Joshua Dasilva and Bryan Mbeumo are on the list of injured players.
Predicted Lineup: Flekken (GK), Mee, Roerslev, Pinnock, Janelt, Onyeka, Wissa, Baptiste, Lewis-Potter, Ghoddos & Maupay
The Lions stunned everyone with their home win over Arsenal in their previous Premier League fixture by 1-0. With only 38% of the possession, Aston Villa dominated the game and didn't allow the Premier League giants to score a single goal. Overall, Villa has showcased an average possession of 57% with 14.77 shots out of which 5.77 shots were on target.
Ollie Watkins has been the highest scorer with 13 goals and 6 assists on his name. Leon Bailey also has 8 goals and 7 assists on his name.
With 5 Clean sheets in the league this season, it seems like Aston Villa has solved their problem of defence. They have scored in 91.67% of fixtures and have played 29.17% of their fixtures without conceding a single goal.
Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, and Bertrand Traore are still recovering from their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Martínez (GK), Digne, Carlos, Torres, Konsa, McGinn, Tielemans, Bailey, Kamara, Luiz & Watkins
Brentford has its major struggles with weak attacks. They failed to score in the previous game and that will hamper the club’s morale.
Aston Villa is high on confidence with a win over Arsenal and they won’t allow any mistakes in the league now. The Lions will be motivated to score an away win and we predict that they will score a win against Brentford.