Aston Villa travel to St James' Park for Friday night football to play against a Newcastle United team devoid of any confidence and in desperate need of a result. The game could see Villa's influential captain Jack Grealish's return in a timely boost for Dean Smith's men after two poor results from their last two outings against Sheffield United and Wolves.
With Fulham's 1-0 win at Anfield on Sunday, Newcastle are just a point outside the bottom three and will once again be without Callum Wilson, Miguel Almiron, and Allan Saint-Maximin against Villa. The Magpies' attacking absentees could result in an easy nights work for a Villa defence that has kept an impressive 14 clean sheets in 26 games this season.
Villa's last three wins have each been 1-0, and they beat Newcastle 2-0 in the reverse fixture back at Villa Park in January. A similar scoreline could be likely on Friday and you can back Villa to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 at 15/8.