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Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Tips - Bournemouth to celebrate Premier League return with a win
- Bournemouth vs Aston Villa predictions for Sunday's Premier League clash
- The game will be played at the Vitality Stadium (00:00 AEST)
- Bournemouth are one of the newly-promoted sides
- Can Steve Gerrard's Aston Villa start their season with a win?
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Junior Stanislas of Bournemouth celebrates scoring. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Tips
Bournemouth are looking to begin their new Premier League season with a big win as they take on Aston Villa to the Vitality Stadium. Neither side will want to be thinking about battling against relegation this season, and if they are to avoid this conversation, then this is the sort of match both need to win.
- Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Tips
- Head to Head
- Bournemouth Form
- Aston Villa Form
- Bournemouth vs Aston Villa FAQs
- The Cherries won 25 of their 46 games in the Championship last season
- The home side won their last three league games in a row last season
- Aston Villa won 13 of their 38 league games last year
- Villa escaped relegation by 10 points last season
Head to Head
Bournemouth won both matches between the sides the last time they were in the same league. The Cherries claimed two 2-1 wins in the 2019/20 season, with Villa unable to claim victory in any of the last three matches between the sides.
The Cherries arrive for this one looking to start their return to the Premier League with a win. Victory would get the crowd right behind them, while it will give the players the confidence to continue to play the way they did last season.
Of course, continuing to play their own brand of football is easier said than done when a side is promoted. Ultimately, Bournemouth will be looking to ensure they stay tight at the back so they do not have to stomach any big defeats. However, against Villa, they will know that they have a very good chance of winning their season opener.
Aston Villa Form
Villa finished in 14th last year, 10 points clear of Burnley in 18th. Their campaign last time out was one that they will hope sets the foundation for a top-half finish this time round. There were rumblings that some felt they had underachieved, and it could mean that safety this season will not actually be seen as a success.
With this in mind, Villa will want to hit the ground running in this match, with Bournemouth a team that many will see as a side they should be picking up three points against. However, with an away game as their season opener, this one will be very tricky.
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa FAQs
What time does Bournemouth vs Aston Villa start?
The game will start at 00:00 AEST on Sunday, August 7.
Villa are the favourites to win this match, but we are backing Bournemouth to pick up the points. a raucous crowd at the Vitality Stadium will welcome the return of Premier League football, and we think they while this one will be tight, the Cherries will come out on top.
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