Match: Aston Villa vs Watford
League: English Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Aston Villa vs Watford: Comparing the current form of the two, Watford has become the favorite, and it also helps that they hire a team that has just been promoted to the top division last summer. However, the advantage of Villa’s house and Watford’s struggles along the way, suggest that a blank sheet of paper may be out of the question for guests.
The last time the two met, Watford had a 3-0 victory.
Watford is also on a winning streak of three games in official games.
It has been 13 years since Aston Villa won at home against this opponent.
Watford has conceded at least two goals during all official visits to the site in the last twenty years.
Aston Villa will soon have to embark on the path of victory so as not to return from where it came, this same season. They had won the entrance to the PL after winning the playoffs, but so far they have not done anything significant.
Currently, they are in real danger of descent.
Meanwhile, Watford was looking for a European place during his last campaign and had to leave because of a very small margin of points. However, this time, they had many problems, and this is clear from their current position in the table.
The team seems to be on its way to recovery now and must maintain this recent consistency to avoid lasting damage.
Aston Villa was on the road against stiff Brighton defensively on the last day of the game. The guests seemed to be on the right track for a loss, as they were delayed 1-0 even in the last quarter of the game.
But, Jack Grealish put the equalizer to help his team recover at least one point.
Meanwhile, Watford missed a great opportunity the previous week, to win against José Mourinho’s Spurs. The two teams were blocked 0-0 on the scoreboard, and Troy Deeney failed the penalty awarded to Watford, also in the final stages of the match.
Therefore, the match ended with a score of 0-0.
This Tuesday, the advantage returns to Watford. First, they have had a great presence in the Premier League during the last seasons, and especially in the last one, while Villa are new participants in the mix.
In addition, Watford is on an unbeaten streak of seven games, has won three of his last five games and scored three or more times in four of his previous five. Along the way, they won their last trip with a score of 0-3.
On the other hand, Aston Villa have not won in their last four games and have lost four of their seven appearances before the public.
In addition, Watford is on a winning streak of three games in two games and has scored three or more goals in all three games. Finally, 13 years have passed since Aston Villa recorded a victory over this opponent.
Based on these observations, it is concluded that Watford would at least avoid a loss on Tuesday.
However, keep in mind that Watford is on tour and has only kept a total of two clean sheets this season in away games. These two white sheets arrived against Norwich and Bournemouth: teams 20 and 19 were placed respectively on the table.
In addition, Villa had failed to score in front of his local audience once since March last year, and at home, they scored two or more in each official H2H game against Watford.
Finally, given Aston Villa’s desperation to avoid relegation, as well as all these factors mentioned above, it is estimated that at least once Villa’s hosts should score a goal today. Probably, the BTTS option looks promising.