Aston Villa vs Brentford Preview 28/08/2021
There are several matches to be played in the English Premier League on Saturday the 28th of August, including the meeting between Aston Villa and Brentford.
The game will be played at Villa Park, with the hosts beginning the weekend in 10th place on 3 points while the visitors are in 8th place on 4 points.
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Aston Villa come into the match having picked up their first Premier League victory of the season last weekend as they defeated Newcastle United 2-0 at home. Danny Ings was the hero as he opened the scoring with a fantastic strike just before half time and Aston Villa doubled their advantage in the 62nd minute from the penalty spot to take maximum points.
It was an important victory for Aston Villa following their opening weekend defeat at newly promoted Watford. Since that loss, Aston Villa have pushed on and they recorded a resounding 6-0 victory at Barrow in the English League Cup on Tuesday night, despite making several changes to the starting XI.
Aston Villa are undefeated in 4 of their last 5 home Premier League games, winning each of the last 2 against Chelsea at the end of last season and Newcastle United at the beginning of this campaign. However, wins have not been easy to come by and Aston Villa have recorded only 3 wins from their 10 most recent home Premier League fixtures.
Brentford have made a good start to life in the Premier League and produced an excellent performance to defeat Arsenal 2-0 at home on the opening day of the season. Last weekend, Bradford faced their first away Premier League fixture and held Crystal Palace to a 0-0 draw, meaning they have yet to concede a goal in the Premier League this season.
Like their opponents, Brentford were in action in the English League Cup on Tuesday night and they defeated Forest Green Rovers 3-1 at home. Brentford rotated their starting XI, given those players who had yet to really feature in the Premier League a game. They were good enough to win but required some assistance from the bench to get the job done in the second half.
Trends show Brentford are unbeaten in 17 of their last 18 matches in all competitions and are undefeated in their last 6 meetings with Aston Villa.
Looking ahead to the team news and Aston Villa will be hoping former Brentford striker, Ollie Watkins will be fit to partner Danny Ings in attack. However, Leon Bailey, Bertrand Traore, Trezeguet, and Morgan Sanson are injured.
Brentford are likely to be without midfielder Joshua Dasilva due to a hip injury while Mathias Jensen is expected to miss the match for personal reasons.
Brentford have looked more than capable of holding their own in the Premier League and are going to make life difficult for Aston Villa in this game. Aston Villa are not yet firing on all cylinders and this could be another good point for Brentford, with a draw and under 2.5 goals a potential outcome.