I think the Everton v. Aston Villa match is going to be quite the game. And in my opinion it looks fairly close, but bodog.eu doesn’t think so. Everton, the favorite is currently sitting at -105 on the moneyline and they are a pretty heavy favorite. Aston Villa is the unexpected underdog and they are sitting at +300 on the moneyline. A tie seems to be an unexpected outcome by most and that is sitting at +225 on the moneyline. This is going to be one of the more exciting matches of the entire weekend.
Everton to win (-105)
Aston Villa to win (+300)
Everton vs Aston Villa Game Preview
As far as Everton is concerned, they are doing ok in the early going and even though they are in 10th it is not quite yet the end of the world. The last time I predicted Everton to win was their only loss, 1-0 to QPR in their opening week of the season so I really hope they don’t prove me wrong again. Everton has the same things going for them as they did last time too. Tim Howard is going to be a key part in this victory and he looked great in the United States’ midweek match against Belgium, despite a 1-0 loss. Mikel Arteta, the 21 year-old midfielder, is the only player on the Premier League scoresheet this season. Everton, despite playing only 2 League matches, has looked pretty good lately having won 1-0 away to Blackburn and recording a 3-1 home Carling Cup victory over Sheffield United. There is experience aplenty on both sides of the field in this game, which is going to make this a tough one to call.
Despite being in a better table position than Everton (primarily because they have a game in hand) Aston Villa still finds themselves as the underdog in this match. Players like Gabriel Agonlahor and Emile Heskey have provided the goal support that they were expected to at the start of the season. Aston Villa has yet to record a loss this season having won against Blackburn 3-1 and two 0-0 draws against Fulham and Wolves respectively. The acquisition of goalkeeper Shay Given is proving to be a great management decision seeing that he has let in only 1 goal in 3 matches. In Villa’s two draws this season Given was a saving grace and was a major contributor in securing a point for his side. Goalkeeping is more than likely going to be one of the major deciding factors in the outcome of the match.
Everton v. Aston Villa Prediction
Like I said before this game is going to be difficult to call and after looking over recent results and pure talent on both benches I am going to have to side with the underdog in this match. My reasoning is simple; goalkeeping on both sides will more or less negate themselves as both keepers are superb veterans. The deciding factor will not be the ones blocking the shots, but the ones taking them and Aston Villa looks more threatening in the attacking third with players like Heskey, Agbonlahor, and Charles N’Zogbia. I anticipate Aston Villa escaping with three points in this match.