Watford vs Aston Villa prediction on August 13, 2021. In the first match of the new season, Watford welcomes Aston Villa at Vicarage Road. In the return as the first runner-up, Watford is receiving a lot of expectations. Evaluated quite balanced, maybe 1 point on the opening day will satisfy both teams.
After a year of absence from the highest league in the foggy country, Watford has returned with a straight ticket. Playing at home on the opening day is a big advantage because it is this fulcrum that brought 19/27 victories for Watford last season.
Attacking, which is not a strong point, will have difficulty confronting one of the pragmatic teams in the Premier League. But you can rest assured in Watford’s defense, conceding only 12 goals after 23 home matches. Along with active preparation before the season, Vicarage Road will be a big challenge for visiting opponents.
Aston Villa Overview
Aston Villa ranked 11th overall last season and once featured in the leading group. With 26 goals and 19 goals conceded after 19 away games, Aston has a solid and equally pragmatic way of playing. In 4 pre-season-friendly matches, coach Dean Smith’s men brought 3 wins, only conceded 3 times, and kept 2 clean sheets. After those successes, The Villa is clearly an unpleasant opponent. However, the departure of Grealish is too great a loss on the attack. Having to march in the opening match, caution and calculation are predictable.
Asian Bet – Watford vs Aston Villa prediction
Compared to the 2019/2020 season, still playing in the Premier League, Watford still retains its main players. Therefore, the home team will not take much time to get used to the number 1 tournament in England.
In fact, The Hornets have always been rated as one of the teams with a relatively uncomfortable playing style in the Premier League in previous seasons when choosing to press high and favor physical and fitness.
It should be remembered that the last 2 times to welcome Aston Villa, coach Nigel Pearson’s team was the winning team. So 1 point on the day of returning to the tournament with a rookie like Watford is completely acceptable.
Watford vs Aston Villa Prediction:
- Choose Watford + 0.25 (HT)
- Choose Watford + 0.25 (FT)
The history of the confrontation between the two teams is extremely balanced. In the last 8 encounters, both Watford and Aston Villa have 4 wins and 2 draws. Aston Villa is slightly better but needs time for rookies to integrate while Watford plays very well at home. So the draw result is probably not bad for both Watford and Aston Villa on the opening day.
Choose Draw (FT)
Over/Under Bet – Watford vs Aston Villa prediction
The home team Vicarage Road received 7 goals and only scored 2 goals. Once the team with the best defense in the EFL, but the Premier League is still another level that Watford needs to try very hard. In contrast to the home team, Aston Villa scored 10 goals in 4 friendly matches.
The Villa Park team has just added two very good names on the attack, Bailey and Danny Ings. Remember that the last 4/5 times these two teams have met, the number of goals is always 3 or more. Therefore, it is still advisable to choose Over for this match.
Watford vs Aston Villa Prediction:
- Choose Over 1.0 (HT)
- Choose Over 2.5 (FT)
Watford: Bachmann; Femenia, Chalobah, Hughes, Zinckernagel; Troost-Ekong, Sierralta, Masina; Sarr, Pedro, Sema.
Aston Villa: Martinez; McGinn, Luiz; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Traore, Barkley, Buendía; Ings.