Aston Villa and Watford measure forces at Villa Park, in a match for the 24th round of the Premier League. In the last direct showdown for this edition of the league, on 28-12-2019, Watford won at home by (3-0). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. Attention to the home factor, since Aston Villa usually conquers different results at home and away.
Aston Villa :
After 6 wins, 4 draws and 13 losses, the home team is currently in 18th place, with 22 points won. In their last game, they drew with Brighton & Hove Albion out by (1‑1), after in the previous match they lost by (1‑6) at home, in a match against Manchester City. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Aston Villa conquered 14 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 23 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 11 home matches for this competition: they have scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (31′ ‑ 45 ‘).
The Aston Villa team comes to this game after having tied, to a ball, in the visit to the Brighton arena, thus adding the second consecutive game without winning in the English championship: the only goal of the team was signed by Jack Grealish . Keep in mind that the home team won 4 of the 11 games in its stadium. In this match against Watford, coach Dean Smith must maintain his usual tactical scheme, that is, 3-4-3, with El Ghazi being the team’s most offensive reference. On the other hand, Jack Grealish is the most important player of this team and the best scorer, with 7 goals scored. Heaton, Steer, McGinn, Davis and Wesley remain absent from this game due to injury.
After 5 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses, the visiting team is currently in 17th position, with 23 points won. In their last game, they tied with Tottenham Hotspur at home for (0‑0), after in the previous match they won out, in a match against Bournemouth AFC, for (0‑3). 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, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In his last 10 away matches for the championship, Watford records 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, so he won 9 points in 30 possible. In their matches for the league as a visitor the most frequent final result at the break was 0-1 (4 in 12 games). In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of their last 11 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 23 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback.
Watford comes to this match with a 0-0 draw against Tottenham, thus totaling the sixth consecutive game without losing in the English championship. We remember that the visitors could have won that game, since they had the opportunity and score through a penalty. In this match against Aston Villa, coach Nigel Pearson must keep the team 4-3-3, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. Deeney is the player who deserves individual prominence in this formation, being one of the best scorers, with 4 goals scored. For this game, the coach cannot count on Cleverley, Welbeck, Prodl and Kiko, all due to injury.