Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Match Info
Date: Saturday August 17 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST
Venue: Villa Park
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
April 9 2016: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth
August 8 2015: Bournemouth 0-1 Aston Villa
January 25 2015 (FA Cup 4th round): Aston Villa 2-1 Bournemouth
Total head-to-head league matches played: 6
Aston Villa wins: 3
Bournemouth wins: 2
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Stats
- Both teams have scored on all four previous occasions when Aston Villa have hosted Bournemouth
- The Cherries have won on only one of those four visits to Villa Park (one draw, two defeats)
- Only once has a team scored three goals in the seven previous meetings between these clubs
Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Match Preview
Bournemouth are a team that need to be careful this term after a poor second half to last season and we think they could come unstuck on this trip to promoted Aston Villa.
The Cherries lost 19 matches out of 30 from November onwards to finish 14th in the Premier League table last time around and if they continue in the same vein, they will be facing a relegation scrap in the 2019-20 campaign.
The signs were not overly encouraging last weekend when Eddie Howe’s side began by being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Sheffield United, with young Welsh defender Chris Mepham scoring his first goal for the club.
Although Aston Villa lost 3-1 at Tottenham on their return to the top flight after three years away, it looked like being so much better when they led through a John McGinn goal from the ninth minute right through to the 73rd.
A late Harry Kane double won it for Spurs, but the vast majority of the match offered plenty of hope for Villa and their new team in which six players made their club debut either from the start or off the bench.
Villa have spent a lot of money this summer to try and re-establish themselves back in the Premier League and, being on an upward curve, they may just be able to beat a Bournemouth side who need to prove they are not spiralling downwards after last season’s decline.
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Aston Villa vs Bournemouth Betting Tips
Aston Villa to win @ 7/5 with bet365
Over 2.5 goals @ 17/20 with William Hill