Kick-off: 1800, 13/05/2021
Stadium: Villa Park
TV: Sky Sports
The phrase ‘home advantage’ can be thrown out of the proverbial window when Everton visit Aston Villa in the Premier League on Thursday.
Only champions-elect Manchester City have won more times away than the Toffees this term while just two teams have lost more home games than Villa.
We’re snapping up 7/4 for those trends to prove significant and backing the visitors to prevail for our first Aston Villa vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds
Aston Villa tasted defeat for the eighth time at this venue when going down 3-1 to Manchester United on Sunday, despite leading at half-time.
Bertrand Traore’s exceptional turn and strike put Dean Smith’s side in front at the interval.
However, the Red Devils turned things around in the second half to give us an 11/2 pay-out on any team to lead and lose in that contest.
Midfielder John McGinn described the result as “disappointing” and told VillaTV: “I think the penalty early in the second half took the wind out of our sails.
“Really good first-half performance, put in a lot of effort, just couldn’t quite match that in the second half…picked off in the end by a very good team.
“The general feeling is disappointment. We’re ambitious, we want to climb up the league, we want to be a proper Aston Villa team.
“We were aware Villa haven’t beaten Man Utd here since 1995 so we wanted to be the team to do that. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.”
Ollie Watkins’ contentious late second yellow card for an apparent dive added insult to injury and he will be badly missed now suspended.
Smith’s men have netted in 13 of 17 home games, though, so 4/1 for an away win and both teams to score is a tempting option from the Aston Villa vs Everton odds.
Last Villa line-up: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi, Watkins.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
It has to be noted, that Everton were edged out 2-1 at Goodison Park by Villa at the start of this month, when Anwar El Ghazi’s late strike proved decisive.
However, the Toffees have since claimed a fine 1-0 victory at West Ham, making it 11 away wins this term, with 36 of their 55 points coming on the road.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 16th Premier League goal of the season broke the deadlock on 23 minutes and Carlo Ancelotti’s side then defended stubbornly at London Stadium.
Ancelotti said: “It was a vital victory, if we don’t win here we are out of the fight for Europe.
“There was pressure on the game but we managed the game well. We played defensively at the top, really good, and were really dangerous on the counter-attack.
“The players knew it was vital. They also know Thursday against Aston Villa is vital. We have to be ready again to feel the game.
“The players understood; the attitude, spirit, concentration and motivation was very high.
“The goal Dominic scored is the goal of a top striker – cold in front of the goalkeeper.”
England forward Calvert-Lewin was also on target when these teams met on Merseyside recently and seems to be full of confidence again after overcoming niggling injury issues.
Let’s add 25/1 for him to open the scoring in a 2-1 away win to our Aston Villa vs Everton betting tips.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Keane, Digne, Mina, Godfrey, Coleman, Allan, Sigurdsson, Davies, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.
ASTON VILLA 1-3 Man Utd – Bertrand Traore
West Ham 0-1 EVERTON – Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Head-to-head: Everton 1-2 Aston Villa, Everton 1-1 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 2-0 Everton
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