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Everton vs Aston Villa Prediction & Betting Tips

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EVERTON VS ASTON VILLA BETTING TIPS, PREDICTIONS & MATCH PREVIEW

Everton welcome Aston Villa to Goodison Park hoping to put more distance between themselves and the relegation zone. The visitors will be looking to go level on points with leaders Liverpool.

Both Teams to Score @ 8/13 on William Hill

Correct Score 2-2 @ 12/1 on Bet365

Over 3.5 goals @ 4/7 on Paddy Power

These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Date: 14/01/23

Kick-off time: 14:30

Venue: Goodison Park

Everton and Villa have endured very different seasons, with the Toffees being handed a ten-point deduction for breaching the league’s profit and sustainability rules, whilst their opposition have exceeded all expectations and emerged as unlikely challengers for the title.

Despite the points deduction, Sean Dyche’s side sit 17th and one point above the bottom three, though Luton have a game in hand. Without the deduction, they would be 12th with 26 points, highlighting the solid campaign they have had so far.

Unai Emery has led his team to 13 wins from 20, including victories over Man City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea. A lot of their success has been down to the impressive performances of Ollie Watkins, who has scored nine goals so far. His tally puts him in the top seven in the league.

Sitting in second, the Villains have the potential to record their best-ever league finish since 1993, a year in which they finished runners-up to Manchester United. Since then, they haven’t placed any higher than fourth. Victory will get them to 45 points, putting them level on points with table toppers Liverpool. Maintaining this position won’t be an easy task, however, as they have Man City breathing down their necks.

A win for Everton would move them four points clear of the drop and give them a bit of breathing room. They have struggled to find a consistent goalscorer with striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin finding the net just three times this season. Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure leads the way with six league goals, but he has been recently sidelined with a hamstring injury. After the pair, Dwight McNeil, Jack Harrison and Vitalii Mykolenko have two goals apiece.

The reverse fixture saw Aston Villa thrash Everton 4-0 at Villa Park with goals from John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey and Jhon Duran completing the rout. The two sides also met in the Carabao Cup third round, with the Toffees exacting revenge on their opponents by knocking them out with a 2-1 victory.

This will be the 231st meeting ever between the teams, and it has been fairly even. Villa have come out on top 87 times, whilst Everton have been victorious on 83 occasions. However, the West Midlands side have dominated this fixture in recent seasons, as they are winners of five Premier League meetings in a row, and will be hoping to make it six this weekend.

Team News: Everton vs Aston Villa

Everton Team News

Sean Dyche may be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin after the striker was given a controversial red card in their 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace. The club have appealed the decision so it remains to be seen if the Englishman will be available for selection this weekend. They have one player at the Africa Cup of Nations, with Idrissa Gana Gueye representing Senegal. There are a number of players hoping to return from injuries to face Aston Villa. Dwight McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Ashley Young could be in contention.

Aston Villa Team News

Bertrand Traore is away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Burkina Faso. Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia are nursing long-term injuries so will not be returning any time soon. Lucas Digne is slated to make a comeback towards the end of the month, whilst Pau Torres and Youri Tielemans are further along in their recovery.

Form Guide

Everton

In their last five fixtures, Everton are winless. They have drawn twice, both in cup competitions, and lost three Premier League games. Their 1-1 draw with Fulham in the Carabao Cup ended in misery as they crashed out on penalties. Most recently, they secured an FA Cup third-round replay with Crystal Palace at Goodison after drawing 0-0 at Selhurst Park.

Their league form has taken a huge turn for the worse in the last three games, losing them all. Prior to losses against Tottenham, Man City and Wolves, they had won four in a row, scoring eight and conceding zero. Whilst defeats against Spurs and City may be expected, it is the heavy 3-0 loss at Wolves which may cause concern for Sean Dyche. They failed to register a shot on target in that match.

Aston Villa

In their last five fixtures, Aston Villa have won three, drawn one and lost one. The one defeat came at Old Trafford as they surrendered a two-goal lead. Quick-fire goals from McGinn and Leander Dendoncker put them ahead at half-time, but a double from Alejandro Garnacho and a Rasmus Hojlund winner turned it around.

They responded to that disappointment by scoring a late winner of their own, with Burnley on the end of a 3-2 defeat this time. An 89th-minute Douglas Luiz penalty secured all three points. A 1-1 draw against Sheffield United was their first dropped points at home. Stretching back to last season, they had won 15 consecutive games at Villa Park. It was almost a defeat though, as Nicolo Zaniolo scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time to salvage a point.

Last time out they advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup but again they left it late to beat Middlesbrough. An 87th winner from Matty Cash ensured they would not be heading back to Villa Park for a replay.

Footy Accumulators Prediction

Despite the large gap between the two sides in the league table, this game should be very competitive. Whilst Villa have been very strong at home, they have not kept a clean sheet on the road in five games. Everton have struggled of late, but recorded 3-0 and 2-0 home wins against Newcastle and Chelsea prior to their slump, so will fancy their chances of getting a result. – Everton 2-2 Aston Villa

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Where to Watch

Everton vs Aston Villa can be watched on Sky Sports Main Event.

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Team logoLiverpool
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Team logoAston Villa
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Team logoTottenham
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