Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Newcastle United will be looking to build on a splendid 3-0 win over Sheffield United when they face Aston Villa at their St. James’ Park. The Magpies restarted the season in great manner, with the team moving one step closer to securing the EPL survival, but boss Steve Bruce must warn his men against complacency. The good news for the hosts is that midfielder Sean Longstaff is closing in on a return.
The Villans, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Chelsea at the weekend, despite taking the lead on the stroke of half time. As a result, Dean Smith’s troops remained in the relegation zone. Aston Villa are eager to grab something from the midweek clash, but we are tempted to put our money on the hosts as they impressed in the second half of Sunday’s match against Sheffield United. It has to be noted that Danny Drinkwater, Tom Heaton, and Wesley remain in the recovery room for the visitors.