Magpies To Edge Villans

Former Premier League footballer Matt Le Tissier gives his betting tips for Aston Villa v Newcastle, live on Saturday 23rd August at 12.45pm on BT Sport 1.
At 21/10 a £10 bet would return £31

Magpies To Edge Villans

Former Premier League footballer Matt Le Tissier gives his betting tips for Aston Villa v Newcastle, live on Saturday 23rd August at 12.45pm on BT Sport 1.

Aston Villa did well to get a 0-1 win in the Potteries in their opening Premier League match, but Paul Lambert’s side are still as short as 10/3 with some firms in relegation betting and I still think they’re in for a long season. Villa were poor at home last term and Newcastle have won on both of their previous visits, so the home side will need to improve on those efforts to get the right result.

Newcastle gave as good as they got against last weekend, but the quality of Manchester City’s attackers ultimately decided the game. Alan Pardew’s new look squad looked much more energised than the side which laboured in the second half of last season and a bit more composure in the final third will have them worrying their hosts in this one.

Matt Le Tissier Tips: “Aston Villa defied their critics and beat the odds to get a result at Stoke last week, but Newcastle were impressive in spells against Manchester City and they can earn a narrow win with a repeat of that performance at Villa Park. The Magpies are 21/10 with Betvictor to take all three points, while a bet on the match to be decided by a 1 goal winning margin is 17/20 with Betway and a Correct Score bet of 1-2 is 11/1 with bet365.”

Paul Lambert may keep the same starting XI which won at Stoke or risk upsetting the squad with new arrivals Carlos Sanchez and Joe Cole reportedly ready to enter the fray.

Newcastle’s Siem de Jong is available following a calf injury, while Cheick Tiote and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa remain doubtful and Ayoze Perez is pushing for inclusion ahead of Emmanuel Riviere in attack.