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EPL AFC Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Prediction 4/21/2024

AFC Bournemouth (11-12-9) travel to face off against Aston Villa (19-8-6) on Sunday, April 21st. This match will be played at Villa Park in Birmingham. Aston Villa is coming off a win in their previous match, while AFC Bournemouth played to a draw vs. Aston Villa. The match is scheduled for 10:00 AM ET.

AFC Bournemouth vs Aston Villa

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AFC Bournemouth Is Coming Off A Draw

In their last match, Bournemouth hosted Manchester United, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. The draw payout was +137, and the four combined goals fell short of the line of 3.5 goals.

Bournemouth’s offensive attack took a total of 20 shots, five of which were on target. They scored twice on these five shots, with Justin Kluivert and Dominic Solanke each finding the net. Kluivert was the only player to score on his two shots on goal.

On the defensive end, Bournemouth intercepted 11 passes and finished with six blocked shots. Neto didn’t make a save on the two shots on target he faced, and he finished with two goals allowed.

In the EPL standings, AFC Bournemouth is currently 13th, tied with Fulham FC at 42 points. Over their last five matches, they have gone 3-1-1, with their only loss coming against 18th-ranked Luton Town FC. On the road this season, Bournemouth has gone 5-7-3, and overall, they are 11-12-9. Following this match against Aston Villa, they will be on the road again, taking on Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on April 24th.

Aston Villa Is Coming Off A Win

In their last match, Aston Villa took on Arsenal on the road. Heading into the match, they were +1050 on the money line, which was by far the highest of any club. The match finished with two total goals, which fell short of the over/under line of 7.5 goals.

Aston Villa’s attack scored their two goals on just two total shots on goal, and 11 total shots. Ollie Watkins and Leon Bailey were the two players to score, with Watkins being the only player to take multiple shots.

Emiliano Martinez finished with a clean sheet while making a total of four saves. As a defensive unit, Aston Villa intercepted eight passes and finished with five blocked shots.

Through 33 matches, Aston Villa has a record of 19-8-6, putting them in 4th place in the EPL. Overall, they have been favored in 23 matches, going 15-4-4 in those contests. At home, they have been strong, going 11-3-2. Over their last five matches, they have gone 2-1-2, with their most recent match being a 2-0 win over Arsenal. After this match vs. Bournemouth, they will take on Chelsea at home on April 27th.

AFC Bournemouth Offense Breakdown

Through the first 20 matches of the season, AFC Bournemouth has been a middle of the pack offensive team, ranking 12th in the EPL in goals scored at 1.4 per match. Dominic Solanke has been the top scorer for Bournemouth, finding the back of the net 17 times, which is 4th in the EPL. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 9th in the league. Marcus Tavernier is the leader in assists for Bournemouth, with 4, and he is also 4th on the team in goals scored.

Aston Villa Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, Aston Villa has been one of the most efficient offenses in the EPL, ranking 5th in goals per match at 2.0. They are also 8th in shots on goal per match, but they have taken fewer shots on goal than their season average in six straight matches. They are 4th in the EPL in corners, and they have had more corners than their opponents in 72.7% of their matches. Ollie Watkins is their top scorer, and he is 3rd in the EPL in goals scored. He is also 3rd in the league in shots on goal, and he leads Aston Villa in both categories.

AFC Bournemouth Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against Aston Villa, the Bournemouth defense is 17th in the EPL, allowing 1.8 goals per match. However, they have been playing better of late, giving up just four goals over their last three matches (1.3 per match). They will be facing an Aston Villa offense that is 5th in the EPL in goals scored. Neto is 7th in the EPL with seven clean sheets and 5th in saves with 108.

Aston Villa Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against AFC Bournemouth, Aston Villa’s defense is 4th in the EPL, allowing 1.5 goals per match. They are also 8th in blocked shots and 19th in interceptions. Over their last five matches, they have given up an average of 1.6 goals per match. Their keeper, Emiliano Martínez, is 5th in the EPL with eight clean sheets. In their last five matches, they have given up four goals to Manchester City and three goals to Brentford FC. However, they did shut out Arsenal FC.

AFC Bournemouth vs Aston Villa Prediction

Looking at how we expect this EPL matchup between Bournemouth and Aston Villa to play out, we are going to take Aston Villa on the money line at -136. Our projections have this one finishing with a final score of 3-2 in favor of Aston Villa. Coming into the match, Villa has been the better team on offense, ranking 5th in goals scored and 4th in shooting percentage. Our top projected goal scorer for the match is Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa. On the Bournemouth side, we are giving Antoine Semenyo the best odds to score a goal.

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