The end of the Premier League season is precariously close, but we still have some massively important fixtures left – including Thursday’s clash at Villa Park between Aston Villa and relegation candidates Burnley.
Burnley will be absolutely desperate for a result here. They currently sit one point behind Leeds with this being their game in hand, so this match up right here could really make or break their season. Aston Villa on the other hand don’t have really much to play for here, however, a win would see them climb up to 11th place – which now is their overall aim to just finish as high up in the table as possible.
The Premier League will be going down to the final day this year, with Manchester City and Liverpool battling it out to be champions and Everton, Leeds and Burnley all still not safe from the drop. It’s going to be an extremely exciting finish.
So, with this – let’s take a look at everything you need to know about Aston Villa against Burnley.
Date & Time
For those wondering, Aston Villa will face Burnley at Villa Park on Thursday 19th May 2022. The match will kick off at 8:00 pm GMT.
How to Watch
Football fans will be delighted to hear that this game will be televised live on Sky Sports. It will be available on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Ultra, Sky Sports Main Events and Sky Go Extra.
If you are looking to live stream the Premier League match, you can do so via the Sky Sports streaming service or with your NOW TV subscription. A day pass is available for £9.99.
You need to have an account or a day pass to access the live stream, so make sure you have everything you need prior to kick-off.
An injury blow for Steven Gerrard’s side as Ezri Konsa picked up an injury in the 50th minute during their 1-1 draw to Crystal Palace at the weekend. The English centre-back is now expected to be out for the rest of the season. He joins Leon Bailey and Kortney Hause on the sidelines for this one.
Burnley have been plagued recently with a plethora of injuries. Key centre-back pairing Ben Mee and James Tarkowski have a slim chance of returning, so they join Matej Vydra, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Ashley Westwood in the medical bay.
Aston Villa Predicted XI: Martinez; Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho
Burnley Predicted XI: Pope; Roberts, Collins, Long, Taylor; McNeil, Cork, Brownhill, Cornet; Barnes, Weghorst
Head to Head
Last 4 Games:
7th May 2022: Burnley 1 – 3 Aston Villa
27th January 2021: Burnley 3 – 2 Aston Villa
17th December 2020: Aston Villa 0 – 0 Burnley
1st January 2020: Burnley 1 – 2 Aston Villa
Here are the odds that are being offered by various bookmakers:
Aston Villa: 1/1
Prediction: Aston Villa 2 – 0 Burnley
The odds heavily favour Aston Villa and this is the way we think this game will swing. Burnley have so many injuries and just don’t possess the firepower to beat the Villans at home. 2-0 is our prediction.
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