Everton vs Aston Villa – Betting Preview

On February 25, Everton welcomes Aston Villa to Goodison Park with both teams seeking a winning start to the year.

Everton’s poor performance this season has kept them just above the relegation zone, and new manager Sean Dyche is entrusted with changing that.

Aston Villa, meanwhile, has made strides under Unai Emery’s leadership, but they have already lost three straight games. Despite having a generally mediocre season, they will try to win three points on Saturday to have a successful finish!

Everton Preview

Everton’s performance in the Premier League thus far this season can only be characterised as subpar. They are now 16th in the standings after managing just five victories, six draws, and 12 losses, including one to fellow relegation opponent Wolves.

Their performance at home has been equally dismal, with just four victories, two ties, and six defeats. Despite having slightly improved away performance, they still have a dismal record.

They only managed to win one game, draw four, and lose six. They have only managed to score 17 goals overall, far from enough to get them out of the relegation spots.

They lack firepower due to Dominic Calvert Lewin’s injury, decline in performance, and lack of substitutes. After Frank Lampard was fired, Sean Dyche took over, and he instantly lifted morale with victories over league leaders Arsenal and Leeds. However, a disappointing performance against rivals Liverpool has brought Toffees fans crashing down to earth.

Aston Villa Preview

The easiest way to sum up Aston Villa’s season thus far is ordinary. They currently hold the 11th spot in the league table with a win percentage of 36% after winning eight games, drawing four, and losing ten. They have had a mediocre home record of five wins, two draws, and five defeats, as well as a mediocre away record of three wins, two draws, and six losses.

They have so far netted 28 goals in the Premier League. Similar to Everton, Arsenal’s former England star manager Steven Gerrard was fired due to a slump in performance, and was replaced by Europa League expert Unai Emery.

After his hiring, things have changed for the better, moving the Villains from being relegation candidates to mid-table safety.

1×2 Betting Odds

Let’s analyse the 1×2 betting market.

Given that both teams have had erratic seasons, it is difficult to anticipate how the next encounter between Everton and Aston Villa will turn out.

Nonetheless, Everton will likely put up a solid defensive performance and make it challenging for Aston Villa to break them down because they are playing at home and are led by new manager Sean Dyche.

The fact that Goodison Park is notorious for being unfriendly to visiting teams may be to Everton’s advantage.

Everton to win at home stands @ 2.62.

Aston Villa will definitely feel the head of Goodison Park, and under those circumstances, they are the underdogs in this @ 3.06.

The market odds of a stalemate stands @ 3.36.

Total goals over/under

Let’s analyse the over/under market.

The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.35.

While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.72.

Since both sides have struggled to score goals, the market expect this one to be yet another one of those cagey affairs that these two have been part of!

Expect limited goals in this one with Everton doing just enough to get through!