Aston Villa will look to ram home their home advantage when they chase a first league point in their last three games with the visit of resurgent Newcastle.
Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Monday 25th November
Venue: Villa Park
Kick-off: 20:00 UK time
TV Channel: Sky Sports
Aston Villa have lost all of their last three topflight games and fell 2-1 to Wolves before the break, so Dean Smith’s charges will have their work cut out in quelling the efficiency of their opponents here.
They are mired in 17th, three places below Newcastle who have recorded some morale boosting victories recently, and are unbeaten since that narrow 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.
Jed Steer is undoubtedly out of this game with a calf injury, while Tom Heaton is equally a doubt.
Sean Longstaff serves the last of his three-match ban on Monday night, and thus is unavailable for selection. Captain Jamaal Lascelles is equally ruled out with injury.
Head to head
Both sides have shared 163 meetings previously, and it is Newcastle that have enjoyed a magnificent 77 victories from those games. Aston Villa have managed 55 wins while there have been 37 draws recorded.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Aston Villa’s last seven topflight games.
There has been under 2.5 goals in the last seven games between these two sides in all competitions.
Aston Villa have drawn their last three home matches against Newcastle in all competitions.
Newcastle are unbeaten in their last twelve games against Aston Villa in all competitions.
Aston Villa have conceded at least twice in their last three league matches .
Aston Villa have lost all of their last three league games and will need a good response in their bid to maintain their topflight status. Aston Villa last five games in all competitions (WLWLL)
Newcastle are the better side on recent form, having strung together a pair of league victories and have a great chance of moving farther into the top half of the standings. Newcastle last five games in all competitions (WLDWW)
This clash has all the makings of a potential draw, as two modest teams vie to secure their safety in the division next season. You can pick that up at 17/5 if you think these two will cancel out themselves.
Bearing in mind that this will be a tightly contested affair, there is every chance that little goals will suffice at the Villa Park. With that, it’s no surprise the under 2.5 goals market have a price of 19/20