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Can The Villains manage another victory this season?

Last updated: April 5, 2016 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 3pm
Venue: Villa Park
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LLLLL
Away form: LLWWW
Last season:
Competition: The Premier League

Aston Villa had a nightmare weekend; The Villains lost to Chelsea 4-0 at Villa Park. They have now only a mathematical chance of staying in The Premier League, but if the team keeps up the same style of playing they might even lose every single game until the end of the season, which could be a new negative record for The Premiership.

In addition, Remi Garde is no longer Aston Villa’s manager. The situation was too difficult for the Frenchman. Eric Black is now responsible for the team’s performance, but he is in a difficult situation, that can’t be changed quickly. However, Aston Villa’s bosses should already be thinking of their next season in The Championship.

Bournemouth lost to Manchester City 0-4 at The Vitality Stadium, but Eddie Howe can be sure that his team won’t be in the relegation zone at the end of the season. The Cherries are lying in 13th position in the standings with 38 points collected. There are only 6 matches until the end of the season, so Bournemouth have almost met the expectations for staying in the league.


Team News

Alan Hutton was sent off against Chelsea in the previous round of The Premier League. So, the right fullback won’t be among the Villa’s group.

Kozak and Amavi are injured for The Villains. Libor Kozak has an ankle fracture and will not be back on the pitch until the end of the month.

Gabriel Agbonlahor has been excluded from the first team, because he has smoked a hookah pipe during his trip to Dubai. The forward will surely miss all the games until the end of the season.

Harry Arter of Bournemouth is suffering from a calf muscle strain. Junior Stanislas, Callum Wilson and Tyrone Mings are also sidelined for The Cherries.


Expected line-ups:

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Aston Villa (4-2-3-1): Guzan, Richards, Okore, Cissokho, Lescott, Gueye, Bacuna, Westwood, Veretout, Charles Gil, Ayew.
Subs Lyden, Grealish, Gestede, Clark, Sinclair, Bunn, Richardson.
Injured: Amavi, Kozak.
Doubtful:
Not available: Hutton, Agbonlahor (expelled)
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Bournemouth (4-4-1-1): Boruc, Daniels, Cook, Smith, Francis, Gosling, Ritchie, Surman, Gradel, King, Afobe.
Subs Federici, Pugh, Iturbe, Distin, O’Kane, Grabban, Elphick.
Injured: Mings, Stanislas, Wilson, Arter.
Doubtful:
Not available:

So far this season

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Aston Villa this season Bournemouth this season
20 League Position 13
2 (1) (at home) Wins (away) 5 (5)
2-0 vs. Norwich Biggest win 3-0 vs. Norwich
4 (3) (at home) Draws (away) 4 (4)
10 (12) (at home) Losses (away) 7 (7)
0-6 to Liverpool Biggest Defeat 1-5 to Man City and Tottenham
Ayew, Gestede (5) Top scorer Wilson (5)
Veretout (5) Assist Leader Ritchie (6)
Y67, R2 Discipline Y48, R1
15 Failures to score 11
4 Clean Sheets 7
14 Both Teams to Score Games 17
14 Over 2.5 Games 17
18 Under 2.5 Games 15
  • The Villains are on a run of 7 consecutive defeats in The Premier League. They have conceded 22 goals in these matches.
  • Aston Villa have been losing at both half time and full time in their last 4 Premier League games at Villa Park. They have scored only once in these games.
  • The Lions have failed to score in their last 4 matches in The Premier League. They have only scored 22 goals in 32 matches this season.
  • There has been the option of ‘over 2.5 goals scored’ in the Cherries’ last 4 matches of The Premier League. Bournemouth have won 2 of these games.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
08/08/15 The Premier League Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa R. Gestede 72′
25/01/15 The FA Cup Aston Villa 2-1 Bournemouth Carles Gil 51′