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Aston Villa vs Bournemouth preview, team news, tickets, and prediction

Aston Villa are having a very fine season so far in the Premier League. The Villans will be looking to maintain their grip on fourth place in a bid to qualify for Champions League football next season. Meanwhile, Bournemouth look set on course to finish with a higher points tally this season in the Premier League than they managed last term so it’s fair to say the Cherries are having a decent season.

Unai Emery’s Aston Villa were a busy side during the transfer window. Recruiting talents like Moussa Diaby from German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, Spanish defender Pau Torres from La Liga club side Villarreal, Morgan Rogers from Championship side Middlesbrough and Kosta Nedeljkovic from Redstar. Nicolo Zaniolo and Clement Lenglet joined on loan from Turkish giants Galatasaray and Barcelona respectively while Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans joined on a free transfer from Leicester City.

The Villans also let go of several players with the likes of young center-forward Cameron Archer leaving for Sheffield United, Marvelous Nakamba joining Luton Town, and Keinan Davis signing for Serie A side Udinese Calcio. Veteran English left-back Ashley Young left for Everton on a free transfer while Philippe Coutinho and Morgan Sanson both sealed loan moves away to Al-Duhail FC and OGC Nice respectively.

The Cherries were busy in the transfer market in a bid to strengthen their squad, recruiting the likes of Tyler Adams from Championship side Leeds, Hammed Junior Traorè from Sassuolo, Alex Scott from Bristol City, Milos Kerkez from AZ Alkmaar, Romain Faivre from Olympique Lyon, Justin Kluivert from AS Roma and Max Aarons from Norwich. Players who joined on loan include Enes Ünal from Getafe, Luis Sinisterra from Leeds, and Andrei Radu from Inter Milan.

In terms of departures, Bournemouth let several players leave on loan including Hammed Junior Traorè to SSC Napoli, Romain Faivre to FC Lorient, David Brooks to Southampton, Jaidon Anthony to Leeds, Joe Rothwell to Southampton, Kieffer Moore to Ipswich, Mark Travers to Stoke City, Jamal Lowe to Swansea, Emiliano Marcondes to Hibernian FC, James Hill to Blackburn, Gavin Kilkenny to Fleetwood and Will Dennis to Kilmarnock FC while Jefferson Lerma, Jordan Zemura and Jack Stacey sealed free transfers to Crystal Palace, Udinese Calcio, and Norwich respectively.

Aston Villa has been enjoying life under Spanish boss Unai Emery so far in the Premier League this season. The Villans’ 55-point tally sees them sit in 4th place on the Premier League table with a record of 17 wins, 4 draws, and 7 losses after playing 28 matches at the time of writing. Emery’s men have scored an impressive 59 goals in the league this season, the joint-fourth-highest in the league. Their concession tally of 41 goals brings their goal difference up to 18.

The Villans have recorded 3 wins, 0 draws, and 2 losses in their last five outings in the Premier League. This mixed run of results kicked off against Manchester United at Villa Park where they succumbed to a narrow 2-1 defeat despite being the better team over 90 minutes. Aston Villa bounced back from the Man United defeat with three consecutive victories over Fulham, Nottingham Forest, and Luton Town respectively before an uncharacteristically lethargic display saw them suffer a 4-0 hammering at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.

The Cherries are having a pretty decent season by their standards, gathering a total of 32 points from 27 games so far this season in the PL to sit in 13th place on the league standings at the time of writing. They are seven points shy of their 39-point tally from last season which saw them finish in 15th place with eleven games to go in the Premier League. Bournemouth has recorded 8 wins, 8 draws, and 11 losses so far this season, scoring 37 goals and conceding 49 goals which leaves them with a 12-goal deficit.

Andoni Iraola’s men seem to have hit a rough patch in recent weeks, managing just one win in their last five matches while drawing two and losing another two. A 3-1 loss to Fulham kicked off this rough patch followed by a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United at St James’ Park and another loss, this time to defending champions Manchester City. The Cherries got back to winning ways with a 2-0 win over league stragglers Burnley before playing out another 2-2 draw against bottom-feeders Sheffield United.

Head-to-head statistics show that Aston Villa and Bournemouth have played a total of 8 matches. Among them, Villa have won 3 (scoring 11 goals) while The Cherries have won 4 (scoring 11 goals) with 1 draw.

Match tickets

The epic match at Villa Park in Birmingham kicks off on Saturday, 20th of April 2024 at 15:00 GMT. 

The magnificent 42,640-capacity stadium will host the Champions League hopefuls and another side hoping to stay in the top half.

Getting tickets for the Aston Villa vs Bournemouth tickets could take a lot of work given the standard of this game. Hence, you are advised to search ticket reselling sites should they be expectedly sold out on each club’s channels. 

Team news

Line-ups

Injury absentees for Aston Villa include Tyrone Mings (knee), Kortney Hause (knee), Jacob Ramsey (foot), Emiliano Buendia (ACL), Boubacar Kamara (knee).

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Lenglet, Torres, Digne, McGin, Luiz, Tielemans, Bailey, Watkins

Injury absentees for The Cherries include Ryan Fredericks (calf), Max Aarons (hamstring), Marcos Sensei (hamstring), Llyod Kelly (hip) and James Hill (ankle).

Bournemouth: Neto, Smith, Mepham, Zabarnyi, Kerkez, Christie, Cook, Semenyo, Kluivert, Tavernier, Solanke

Prediction

Aston Villa typically adopt high defensive lines in an attempt to defend away from goal. They press aggressively looking to minimize spaces between the lines and thriving off transitional attacks. 

Meanwhile, The Cherries play with controlled aggression and are defensively solid. By embracing counter-pressing, they harmonize with their opponents enabling them to match the play style of superior opposition and level the playing field. 

We expect Villa who have been superb at home this season to come out on top of this match-up. 

Aston Villa 4-1 Bournemouth 

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