Aston Villa gets set to host AFC Bournemouth this Saturday at Villa Park as the second week of Premier League action kicks off. We’ve got some appealing side value in this match.
Team to Win (Regular Time)
AFC Bournemouth: 3.06
Aston Villa: 2.38
AFC Bournemouth +0.5: 1.65
Aston Villa -0.5: 2.38
Over 2.5: 1.82
Under 2.5: 2.08
What to Watch For
Betting on the Draw: Odds indicate there’s a about an 28 percent chance this weekend’s match ends in a draw. That happens in 25 percent of AccuScore sims, suggesting no added value on the pick.
The projected score is 1.56 – 1.38, in favor of AFC Bournemouth.
Playing with Momentum: Week 1: Aston Villa had a strong start last weekend, going up early vs Tottenham on the road. Harry Kane’s magic in the final minutes turned that around, however – leading to a 3-1 loss for Villa. Still, lots of momentum heading into this matchup. Bournemouth finished in a 1-1 draw at home vs Sheffield United last week.
Head to Head: These two sides last matched up in Premier League action in 2016 when Bournemouth won, 2-1.
Betting on the Total: In all head-to-head matches between these two sides, the average combined score has been 2.33 goals. Slight lean on the UNDER on this one.
Callum Wilson has a 41 percent chance to net the ball for Bournemouth. He averages 1.99 shots overall per sim, 0.89 shots on goal per and 0.52 goals per sim.
For Aston Villa, we’ll have our eyes on John McGinn who has a 26 percent chance to score. He averages 2.12 shots overall per sim, 0.73 shots on goal per and 0.30 goals per sim.
AFC Bournemouth to win.
Odds indicate there’s a 32-to-33 percent chance Bournemouth win this match. They win over 41 percent of AccuScore sims, suggesting quite a bit of side value on the pick. Whereas offshore odds have Villa as the slight favorite, AccuScore sims is on the other side of that money line. Safe pick would be Bournemouth +0.5