A clash of the claret and blues as Aston Villa welcome Burnley to Villa Park on Thursday evening. Ahead of a crucial fixture in the race for survival, we are previewing the game with some of our own predictions and tips, as well as where to find the best odds.
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Aston Villa vs Burnley Betting Tips
- Our Tip – Villa to Win @ EVENS on 888Sport
With Burnley currently fighting for their lives in the relegation zone, this is a must-win game for the away side.
While they will enter this fixture with the knowledge that a win will bring them two points above fellow rivals Leeds, an away fixture at Villa park is a tricky fixture.
Despite this, Aston Villa are without a win in two and given the vicinity to the drop zone and the implications a loss might have, the Clarets will have to throw everything at this.
However, we are predicting a similar result to the one we saw in the reverse of this fixture just ten days ago, where Steven Gerrard’s men cruised to a comfortable 3-1 victory at Turf Moor. They will be chasing a top half finish before the season draws to a close and can move within a point of doing so here.
Aston Villa vs Burnley Predictions
- Our Prediction – 2-0 Aston Villa @ 17/2 on 888Sport
Our prediction for this one is a 2-0 win for Villa.
While Burnley will be pushing for a vital victory here, the recent reverse of this fixture exemplified the gulf in quality between the two and Villa will be eager to finish on a strong note in their last home fixture of the season.
We’re predicting a 2-0 victory to inflict further damage to Burnley’s survival hopes, and extend their fight for survival to the final day against Newcastle.
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Aston Villa vs Burnley Team News and Predicted Line-Ups
Aston Villa Team News
Villa will without the services of centre-back Ezri Konsa for their final two games after he limped off in their draw against Crystal Palace, seemingly picking up a long-term injury in the process. Callum Chambers is likely to deputise in his absence.
Meanwhile, Kortney Hause and Leon Bailey remain on the sidelines.
Aston Villa Predicted Line-Up
Martinez, Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey, Buendia, Ings, Watkins.
Burnley Team News
Burnley also have centre-back troubles of their own, with mainstays James Tarkowski and Ben Mee still doubtful after they watched on from the sidelines last time out.
Jay Rodriguez, Erik Peters and Dale Stephens all may return to the squad for this fixture, but Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood and Matej Vydra remain long-terms absentees.
Burnley Predicted Line-Up
Pope, Roberts, Collins, Long, Taylor, McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Cornet, Barnes, Weghorst.