NAMEWatford – Aston Villa
DATE 28 December 2019, Saturday
TIME at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 Central European Time
VENUE Vicarage Road
Referee Simon Hooper, England

In England on December 28, the Christmas marathon will continue. In one of the fights of the next round, teams that claim to be downgraded will play: Watford will host Aston Villa – more on that in the forecast.

Watford FC 2-7-10

“Hornets” with difficulty, but little by little come out of the crisis. Last round on the road, Watford earned one point in a confrontation with Sheffield United, tied 1: 1. Considering how I perform “blades” now, the result is not so bad. A round earlier, the wards of Nigel Pearson defeated in the home arena of Manchester United (2-0). Still, the emergence of a new mentor at the helm of the club so far had the desired effect. “Watford” for two rounds scored four points and left the last line in the standings. Although the tournament situation is still difficult. The hornets are now six points behind the saving 17th line.

Aston Villa FC

After the promising start of the season, by the 20th round, Aston Villa was in a difficult position. The home defeat from Southampton with a score of 1: 3 extended the unsuccessful series of the team to four in a row, because of which it sank into the relegation zone. But the troubles did not end there: the most important midfielder John McGinn due to injury dropped out for about three months. In the next round, Villa managed to beat the direct competitor for the survival of Norwich with a score of 1: 0 with a minimum score. However, this victory did not at all convince the team of its ability to produce stable results. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton still has a lot of work in every match.

Better rivals than Norwich will probably be able to take advantage of this.

Statistics:

  • In the last five matches, Watford played a forecast of total under 2.5.
  • Watford have lost at home only two of their last seven Premier League matches.
  • Aston Villa lost seven of nine away games in the Premier League.
  • In seven of the nine guest matches, Aston Villa conceded at least two goals.
  • Throughout history, Watford has only lost to Aston Villa at home.
  • In the last two matches between the rivals scored five goals.

Watford FC vs Aston Villa FC Head-to-head:

DateMatchScore
30 Apr 2016Watford v Aston Villa3-2
28 Nov 2015Aston Villa v Watford2-3
20 Jan 2007Aston Villa v Watford2-0
16 Sep 2006Watford v Aston Villa0-0
05 Feb 2000Aston Villa v Watford4-0

Prediction:

The victory in the match against Manchester United will add confidence to the hosts. Plus, they perfectly understand how important the upcoming game is in terms of the struggle for survival. “Villa” – the worst team in the current season according to the results of away matches. Dean Smith’s wards scored just four points in nine away matches. Therefore, the bid for the victory of the hosts in this game begs.

Matches between two teams that fight for survival are rarely successful. Everyone understands what is at stake, so sometimes they even agree to a draw without thinking of an attack. For Aston Villa, for example, a draw in a Saturday meeting would be a very worthy result of the confrontation.

  • Watford FC Will Win
  • Under 2.5 goals