Aston Villa and Newcastle United will each seek their first points of their Premier League season when they meet at Villa Park on Saturday (Watch live at 10 a.m.ET, on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
The first game of the post-Jack Grealish era saw Aston Villa lose all three points in a 3-2 loss to newly promoted Watford in the opening weekend. Considering it was 3-0 in the 70th minute when Aston Villa finally entered the scoreboard, the final score was perhaps a bit more flattering than the performance from Dean Smith’s side. Sadly, the three players (Danny Ings, Emi Buendia and Leon Bailey) acquired with the $ 140 million windfall have made their debut in this new chapter for the club.
On the flip side, little has changed at Newcastle – the biggest gesture of the summer was to make Joe Willock’s loan to Arsenal a permanent transfer – and the football exposed in the 4-2 loss of the Magpies against West Ham United has not changed. look terribly different either.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Aston Villa vs Newcastle this Saturday with team news, odds, a broadcast link and more.
Aston Villa team news, injuries, roster (INJURY REPORT)
OUT: Ollie Watkins (knee), Trezeguet (knee), Morgan Sanson (knee)
– Villa Aston (@AVFCOfficial) August 21, 2021
Newcastle injuries, team news, lineups
OUT: Karl Darlow (COVID-19), Martin Dubravka (ankle), Paul Dummett (calf), Elliott Anderson (hip)
HWTL! ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/iS2gNDYlFf
– Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 21, 2021
Ends and ends (Full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Villa Aston (-125) | Newcastle (+320) | Lucky draw (+275)
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A combination of injuries and COVID-19 issues could leave Newcastle without their best defender or one of their best goalkeepers available this weekend, and that’s an advantage for Villa that is just too much important to be ignored. Aston Villa 2-1 Newcastle.
How to watch Aston Villa vs Newcastle, live stream & start time
Kick-off: Saturday at 10 a.m.ET
In line: Stream via NBCSports.com