For our Aston Villa vs. Bournemouth prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the home side.
Bournemouth are hoping to build on an excellent result last time out as they face Aston Villa in the Premier League this time out.
Aston Villa currently sit 11th in the Premier League with ten wins, five draws and eleven losses from twenty-six games this season.
After a dismal start that resulted in the sacking of manager Steven Gerrard, Villa have had a broadly successful campaign following the appointment of Unai Emery as they ease towards Premier League survival having shown some positive signs that can be built upon next season.
They enter this game amidst a solid run of form having won two and drawn one of their last three matches, even if their most recent game produced a fairly underwhelming result in a 1-1 draw with West Ham United.
Villa have become a far more organised and well put together side under Emery and the belief at Villa Park is that once the Spaniard has had a couple of transfer Windows to bud his own squad the club will start to kick on.
Their record at Villa Park has been hit and miss of late though, with Emery's men winning two and losing two of their last four on home soil.
Villa are favourites to win this game but Bournemouth have demonstrated a propensity to trouble sides in recent weeks so they must be wary.
Bournemouth currently sit 18th in the Premier League with six wins, six draws and fourteen losses from twenty-six games this season.
The Cherries have overall had an impressive campaign so far even if it has been streaky in terms of form.
Most pundits regarded them as a shoo-in for relegation after coming up from the Championship but after a tricky start to the campaign and a change of manager they've shown some very encouraging signs in recent weeks.
They enter this game off the back of a huge 1-0 win at home to Liverpool last time out, a result that displayed immense character as it followed a heartbreaking 3-2 loss at the Emirates the week prior after conceding in the 97th minute.
The win means Bournemouth have now won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five games in the league - a solid run coming into the crucial part of the season.
Many still expect Bournemouth to go down, and they may well do, but under Gary O'Neil they've demonstrated they're capable of securing unexpected results which is something that will serve them well when three points are a crucial need. A win here would certainly be unexpected but given recent events you'd be foolish to write it off.
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