Aston Villa and Everton face at Villa Park, in a match for the 3rd round of the Premier League. There is only a record of 2 recent direct clashes between these two teams: in 01‑03‑2016, which ended with Everton’s victory by (1‑3), and in 21-11-2015, which ended with Everton’s victory by (4‑0). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Aston Villa presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
Aston Villa :
The home team is currently in the 16th position, with no points conquered. In his premiere he lost out against Tottenham Hotspur, by (3‑1). On the 2nd day, he lost at home to AFC Bournemouth by (1-2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games it records 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 home games Aston Villa records 7 wins and 3 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 19 of their last 25 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
Aston Villa arrives demotivated to this match after adding one more defeat, the second in a row, this time against Bournemouth, by 1-2: Douglas Luiz scored the only goal of the team. We remember that the home team had lost against Tottenham in the first game. Due to the negative phase, coach Dean Smith must act with a more defensive strategy, exploiting only the counterattack. Midfielder Jack Grealish is one of the key players in this Aston Villa team, who is very technical and strong in the offensive organization. Out of this game are Jonathan Kodjia and Chester, both with physical problems.
The visiting team is currently in 7th position, with 4 points won. In his premiere he tied out against Crystal Palace by (0-0). On the 2nd day, he won at home against Watford by (1-0). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Everton won 2, drew 6 and lost 2. His defense has been very solid, since he only suffered goals in 2 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of their last 25 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals.
Everton comes to this match with a 1-0 victory against Watford, adding the first victory in this competition: the team’s only goal was scored by Bernard. In this game away from home, the Portuguese coach Marco Silva must play in 4-3-3, favoring a more dominant style of play, since he has several individual high quality athletes. Richarlison and Bernard are the most important players in the Everton attack, who are experts in transporting the ball to the attack. Out of this match due to injury is Lucas Digne.