Aston Villa vs Burnley: Match preview, team news and prediction

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Burnley would continue to fight to avoid relegation when they travel to Villa Park to play Aston Villa.

Both the teams had a hard time out in their last outings in the Premier League. While Burnley lost to Tottenham 1-0 and made their survival in the Premier League all the more difficult.

Aston Villa, on the other hand, were frustrated by a determined Crystal Palace team who fought back to draw 1-1 against Villa.

Though, they played quite well against Liverpool and went ahead first. They, however, could not hold onto their lead and conceded twice to frustrate their fans more.

Moreover, in their last game as well they lead the Eagles till the 81st minute. However, Jeffrey Schlupp spilt water on Villa’s plans to collect all three points.

Villa have been successful in collecting just two wins from their last nine Premier League games. Moreover, they sit at the fourteenth position in the Premier League table.

On the other hand, it was a tough day for Burnley when all their hard work went undone after a controversial penalty decision in the match against Tottenham.

However, the Clarets can take solace from the fact that they still have two games at hand.

If they succeed in getting a point against Villa they would rise above Leeds. Moreover, a win would see them rise above Everton and cushion them quite from relegation.

Their last encounter in this campaign are against Newcastle. Therefore, it would be of paramount importance for them to secure a point from this match.

However, they have only been able to record two wins away from home all season.

Aston Villa Premier League form: D W W L D

Burnley Premier League form: D D D L L


Aston Villa team news

Ezri Konsa’s injury which he picked up in the last match seems to be a ‘concern’. Therefore, it is understood that he will be out for the rest of the season.

Moreover, Kortney Hause and Leon Bailey are too out of contention for this match.

Aston Villa’s possible starting lineup:

Martinez; Cash; Chambers; Mings; Digne; McGinn; Luiz; Ramsey; Buendia; Watkins; Coutinho

Burnley team news

Burnley boss Mike Jackson would still have to do without his centre-back pair of Ben Mee and James Tarkowski.

Matej Vydra, Ashley Westwood and Johan Berg Gudmundsson are still out of action and is expected to be for the rest of the season.

Burnley’s possible starting lineup:

Pope; Roberts; Collins; Long; Taylor; McNeil; Cork; Brownhill; Cornet; Barnes; Weghorst


Aston Villa 1-0 Burnley

Though, Burnley has shown quite some grit in recent matches. Still, it feels that they would not be able to overcome the Villa hurdle. Villa’s Coutinho is in quite some form and he can work magic.

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