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Villa needs points now!

Last updated: November 24, 2015 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: LDLLL
Away form: LLWWL
Last season:
Competition: The Premier League

Aston Villa’s situation in The Premier League has become even more complicated after the 0-4 defeat by Everton last Saturday. The Villains are lying bottom in the standings and they are 5 points away from the 17th place. The most concerning fact is that The Lions have recorded only one victory in 13 games. The players are now suffering from a lack of confidence and it will be very difficult for Remi Garde to inspire them for another win.

Watford were so unlucky in the last round against Manchester United. The Hornets had just equalised, when they conceded another goal with 2 minutes to go. Attacker, Troy Deeney, scored a goal and an own goal so wont have very good memories of that match.

The Hornets have never won a game at Villa Park. Aston Villa have recorded 5 victories and have ended in a draw twice. Watford have scored only four goals in 7 away matches against Villa. So, the trend is in Aston Villa’s favour. But, the current form of both teams gives Watford the advantage.


Team News

Gary Gardner of Aston Villa has finally recovered from his ankle injury and is waiting for his first appearance this season.

Agbonlahor and Amavi are still injured for The Lions. Gabriel Agbonlahor is suffering from a calf muscle strain and needs more time to recover.

Sebastian Prodl has received a calf injury and won’t take part in the match. Ekstrand has still not recovered from injury.

Watford’s reserve goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin has received an injury in a training session and is sidelined for the match.

Quotes of the week

Remi Garde Remi Garde (Aston Villa) : “It’s not important, the shirt, it’s how the players play. That was the same when I managed Zola.”

coach quique sanches Quique Sanchez Flores (Watford) : “I think we didn’t play so good offensively. We created a lot of chances and we could have finished the game much earlier.”


Expected line-ups:

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Aston Villa (4-2-3-1): Guzan, Hutton, Richardson, Clark, Lescott, Bacuna, Veretout, Sinclair, N’Zogbia, Ayew, Charles Gil.
Subs Grealish, Jose Crespo, Gestede, Sanchez, Westwood, Lescott, Bunn.
Injured: Agbonlahor, Amavi
Doubtful:
Not available:
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Watford (4-4-1-1): Gomes, Holebas, Britos, Cathcart, Nyom, Capoue, Anya, Abdi, Behrami, Ighalo, Deeney.
Subs Diamanti, Layun, Watson, Dyer, Paredes, Arlauskis, Ibarbo.
Injured: Ekstrand, Prodl, Gilmartin
Doubtful:
Not available:

So far this season

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Aston Villa this season Watford this season
20 League Position 13
0 (1) (at home) Wins (away) 2 (2)
1-0 vs. Bournemouth Biggest win 2-0 vs. Stoke and West Ham
2 (0) (at home) Draws (away) 2 (2)
4 (6) (at home) Losses (away) 3 (2)
0-4 to Everton Biggest Defeat 0-3 to Arsenal
Gestede (3) Top scorer Ighalo (7)
Agbonlahor, Amavi (2) Assist Leader Deeney (3)
Y24, R0 Discipline Y21, R1
6 Failures to score 5
2 Clean Sheets 5
6 Both Teams to Score Games 5
7 Over 2.5 Games 5
6 Under 2.5 Games 8
  • The last match between Aston Villa and Watford ended with a 2-0 victory for The Lions. Villa’s players scored both goals in the last 5 minutes of the game.
  • Watford have won only 3 matches against Aston Villa in total. All of them have been played at Vicarage Road. Aston Villa have recorded 6 victories.
  • The Villains haven’t won a home match this season. They have recorded only 2 draws and 4 defeats. Aston Villa have conceded 7 goals in 6 games at home.
  • Watford have lost only twice away from home. They lost to Manchester City and Leicester. The Hornets have recorded 2 victories and 2 draws.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
20/01/07 The Premier League Aston Villa 2-0 Watford G. Mahon (OG) 86′
16/09/06 The Premier League Watford 0-0 Aston Villa
05/02/00 The Premier League Aston Villa 4-0 Watford Stone 47′
24/08/99 The Premier League Watford 0-1 Aston Villa Delaney 68′
25/03/87 The Premier League Aston Villa 1-1 Watford