We’re back with Premier League prediction weekend No. 6 of this extraordinary season in the English top flight. No fans appear to equal more goals and more action, with Premier League tips & betting experts like ourselves constantly having to adapt to the new topsy turvy landscape we find ourselves in.
For Premier League predictions today, we’re focussing on the west Midlands, as undefeated Aston Villa look to continue their 100% record against newly returned Leeds United. As always our experts have analysed the facts, the stats and more to create our Premier League tips & predictions for this Friday’s match.
Across all of Europe’s top 5 leagues, only AC Milan and Aston Villa are defending 100% top flight records. We can confidently say, few Premier League predictions experts could’ve called that one back in early September. Aston Villa are not there by fluke either, as Dean Smith’s newly invigorated side have been on fire. The talking point still remains their shock 7-2 thumping of Champions liverpool, but Sunday’s 1-0 away result to Leicester should not be overlooked. Can Villa continue this run, or is their bubble about to burst? Leeds might be a tough team to host, but the likes of Greashlish, Watkins and Barkely will be showing no fear this Friday night.
Villa may have a 100% record, but that won’t faze Leeds United or philosophical mastermind Marcelo Bielsa. Last weekend’s home loss to Wolves was perhaps the only game so far this season where Leeds’ performance has underwhelmed their new captive audience. They were exciting to watch in their 4-3 opening loss to Champions Liverpool. Which they then followed up with back-to-back wins, before seeing out a thrilling 1-1 draw with title favourites Manchester City. Bielsa’s squad was dealt a blow, as Kalvin Phillips was injured in the weekend’s loss to Wolves and he looks likely to be sidelined for some time.
This Friday’s match will be the first top flight meeting between these sides since February 2004. However, they know each other very well from recent seasons down in the Championship. And it’s fair to say not much separates these sides. Of their 6 Championship meetings between 2016 and 2019, 3 ended in a draw, with Leeds winning 2 and Villa winning 1. Both teams have scored in all but two of those meetings as well. Our Premier league prediction weekend points to another closely fought encounter, with goals at both ends.
Below, we’ve provided the results of the last 5 Championship meetings between these sides as well as 3 statistical highlights. We’ve used all of this information and more to create our Premier League predictions for this match on Friday.
Having analysed the above information, our Premier League predictions today point to a Villa win with goals at either end on Friday night.
Both sides were involved in games that were decided by a single goal last weekend, but a repeat of that looks likely. Leeds have been involved in two 7 goal thrillers so far this campaign, while Villa put 7 past the Champions prior to the international break. Given that neither side has any midweek obligations, we expect both sides to go all out for a Friday night spectacle. Villa have won all of their games so far, while Leeds have failed to score in only 1 of their 5 outings. Given that Villa are in surprisingly electric early season form, we can’t see them giving up their 100% record to a newly promoted side. Our betting tip for this match is therefore an Aston Villa home victory with both teams getting on the scoresheet. You can place this with SkyBet at generous odds of 4.33.