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Preview: Brentford vs Aston Villa – H2H, Form Guide, Injury News and Prediction

Football enthusiasts catch your breath, as Premier League fever grips again with the upcoming face-off between Brentford and Aston Villa on Sunday, December 17, 2023. This compelling bout will kick off at 2:00 PM, (UTC) at the renowned Gtech Community Stadium.

Head To Head

In the last ten meetings, Brentford seems to have the upper hand with four wins against Aston Villa’s one, while five games witnessed an even footing. The most recent duel ended in a 3-3 stalemate, setting the stage for another thrilling encounter this weekend.

Teams’ Current Form

Looking at the recent form, the Bees, Brentford, have had a rough ride with three losses in their last five games. Their recent loss comes against Sheffield Utd on Dec 09, whereas their only victory surfaces against Luton on Dec 02.

The last 5 games of Brentford

  1. Sheffield Utd 1-0 Brentford (2023-12-09)
  2. Brighton 2-1 Brentford (2023-12-06)
  3. Brentford 3-1 Luton (2023-12-02)
  4. Brentford 0-1 Arsenal (2023-11-25)
  5. Liverpool 3-0 Brentford (2023-11-12)

In contrast, Aston Villa has shown more grit in recent games, maintaining a no-lose streak for their last four games. Their definitive performance against Arsenal on December 9th, with a 1-0 score, bolsters their confidence.

Last 5 games of Aston Villa

  1. Zrinjski 1-1 Aston Villa (2023-12-14) UEFA Europa Conference League
  2. Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal (2023-12-09)
  3. Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City (2023-12-06)
  4. Bournemouth 2-2 Aston Villa (2023-12-03)
  5. Aston Villa 2-1 Legia Warszawa (2023-11-30) UEFA Europa Conference League

Impact of Player Injuries and Suspensions

Unfortunately, an injury plague follows Brentford with seven players sidelined due to different injuries, and a crucial player suspended. Let’s shed light on these significant absences:

  1. K. Ajer: Ankle Injury
  2. N. Collins: Ankle Injury
  3. R. Henry: Knee Injury
  4. A. Hickey: Thigh Injury
  5. B. Mbeumo: Ankle Injury
  6. K. Schade: Hip Injury
  7. I. Toney: Suspended

Predictions: Betting Insights and Game Impact

Expectations veer towards Aston Villa this time, given their exceptional performance off late and Brentford’s injury woes. Predictions suggest a win or draw for the Villans with a 45% win chance and a similar stake on a draw. So betting advice? Double your chances with a draw or an Aston Villa win.

Given the league standings—Brentford placed 11th with 19 points and Aston Villa soaring at 3rd with 35 points—this fixture holds the potential to significantly influence the teams’ positions in the Premier League. An Aston Villa win solidifies their top-three standing, while Brentford needs a win to climb the table.

Mirroring previous encounters, the upcoming game is poised for some exciting football. So brace yourself as two in-form teams meet, promising an enriching experience for football fans.

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