Everton is having a bad season. They are only one point clear of the drop zone. Even so, things are changing, as Everton has won two of its last three games. They defeated Leeds 1-0 at home last weekend. As the home team had more scoring chances, they deserved to win all three points.
Everything changed after Sean Dyche was appointed as Everton’s head coach. They won two out of three games. Furthermore, both victories came at Goodison Park.
Aston Villa had some bad moments this season as well, but they have climbed to a safe mid-table position since head coach Unai Emery was appointed. Nonetheless, Aston Villa have lost their last three games in a row. They were defeated 4-2 at home by Arsenal in their previous match. If we look at the number of scoring chances, the visitors were much better, even though the home team had a positive result until the second half’s stoppage time.
Aston Villa have some defensive issues. They’ve given up 11 goals in their last three games.
Know the Match Details
Competition: Everton vs Aston Villa, Premier League 2023
Date: Saturday, 25th February 2023
Kickoff: 16:00 CET / 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Goodison Park
Since Sean Dyche took over as manager of Everton, everything has changed. Six points in three games is an outstanding performance for the relegation candidate. Everton’s approach has changed dramatically since Dyche arrived, particularly in defense.
Nathan Patterson, Andros Townsend, James Garner, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are all out with injuries and will not play against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Everton Possible Starting Lineup:
Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitali Mykolenko, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana, Alex Iwobi, Neal Maupay, Dwight McNeil
Unai Emery, the head coach of Aston Villa, has had a lot to be unhappy about in recent weeks. It appears that 11 goals conceded do not bother him as much as his players do not fully follow the game plan. Emery wants his team to play possession football, whereas Aston Villa has mostly played direct football with long balls in recent games.
In the upcoming league round, Aston Villa will be without Diego Carlos and Jed Steer.
Aston Villa Possible Starting Lineup:
Emiliano Martinez, Matty Cash, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Alex Moreno, John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Boubacar Kamara, Coutinho, Emiliano Buendia, Ollie Watkins
4 Reasons why Everton should win against Aston Villa
- Everton has won two of the last three games.
- Everton had only allowed two goals in their previous three games.
- Aston Villa have now lost three consecutive games.
- Aston Villa had given up 11 goals in their previous three games.
Everton vs Aston Villa Head-to-Head and Key Numbers
Villa has a slight advantage in the match, having won 85 of their last 227 meetings. Everton have won three fewer games during that time, while the spoils have been shared on 60 occasions.
Villa have won three straight games against the Toffees and are unbeaten in their last seven meetings, winning five and drawing two since a 3-1 loss in March 2016.
While Everton has won consecutive home games for the first time this season, Villa is coming off three defeats.
Statistics for Everton and Aston Villa
This season, Everton has only scored 17 goals in 23 games. In terms of goals scored per match, Everton is ranked 19th in the league (1.6). Jordan Pickford, the team’s first-choice goalkeeper, ranks third in saves per game (3.6). As a result, despite losing 12 league games, they are still 16th in the table, thanks to Pickford’s goalkeeping prowess. After winning only three of their first twenty games, Everton has won two of their last three. The Toffees currently have 6 clean sheets and would like to add to that total.
This season, Aston Villa has scored 28 goals while conceding 38. They are 11th in the table with 28 points and 11th in goals per game (1.2 goals). Aston Villa has only kept five clean sheets this season and ranks fourth in the league in terms of penalties conceded (4). Aston Villa’s away record is concerning, with only three victories in 11 games. They have only kept one clean sheet in their last seven games across all competitions, and that was against the league’s bottom-ranked team, Southampton. The Villains had only two wins in their first eleven games, but they have made tremendous progress since Unai Emery took over in the West Midlands, winning six of their next twelve games.
· Aston Villa has conceded at least three goals in each of their last three games (Premier League).
· Everton’s last four games have all ended with fewer than 2.5 goals (Premier League).
· Aston Villa has lost their last three games (Premier League).
· Aston Villa has won their last three league games against Everton.
· Over 2.5 goals have been scored in each of Aston Villa’s last three games (Premier League).
Everton vs Aston Villa Prediction
Everton could not have chosen a better time to face Villa, who appear to have peaked in recent weeks. The Toffees have won consecutive home games this month and should win again, albeit by a single goal. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Everton is the favourite to beat Aston Villa at the odds of 2.50.
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While Calvert-Lewin recovers, Neal Maupay should continue to hold down the fort up front, and Dyche could become the first Everton manager to win his first three home league games without conceding.