On the first day of each team’s Premier League campaign, Watford welcome Aston Villa to Vicarage Road where both teams will feel they can take something from the game.
Watford didn’t have the best pre-season campaign, but they won’t be too disappointed with their set of results. They played six friendlies, beginning with two wins against Colchester, before drawing with West Brom and Stevenage, then losing against Arsenal and Crystal Palace.
The Hornets play south-coast side Brighton away a week after they face Aston Villa at home, before they come back up against Crystal Palace in the EFL cup, who beat them 3-1 at Selhurst Park during the summer.
Aston Villa had an interesting pre-season campaign. They only played four games, however it was against quite a variety of opponents. Villa won 4-0 away at Walsall before they lost 2-0 to Stoke City. They then beat Bristol City 2-0 away before returning to Villa Park to face Italian opposition Salernitana, where they won 3-1.
Aston Villa’s second game of the season will be a home fixture against Newcastle United who will have played West Ham at home the week before. The Claret and Blue Army have been blessed with a pretty simple EFL Cup tie away to League Two minnows Barrow.
Head to head, Watford and Aston Villa last clashed in the Premier League during the 2019/20 campaign, where each time won their respective home legs, although Watford scored four goals to Aston Villa’s two.
Odds For Watford v Aston Villa
Odds for the match between Watford and Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon are fairly close, although Aston Villa are technically the match favourites with odds of around 7/5.
Alternatively, you can get a draw priced at 23/10 or a Watford victory priced at around 23/10, the same as a draw. Here are the latest odds:
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Watford v Aston Villa Teams
Watford, based just north of Greater London, have brought in nine new players to the squad this summer. These signings include central-midfielder Imran Louza from Nantes for a fee of £9 million, centre-forward Emmanuel Dennis from Club Brugge for a fee of £3.6 million and centre-back Mattie Pollock from Grimsby Town for a fee of around £270k.
Watford currently have no first-team players missing through injury, or of course suspension, heading into the first weekend of the Premier League season.
Aston Villa have had a very busy, very impressive transfer window so far this summer. They’ve really dipped into the funds, bringing in right-winger Emiliano Buendia from Norwich for a fee of £34.56 million, striker Danny Ings from Southampton for a fee of around £31.68 million, and left-winger Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen for around £28.8 million. This is the perfect example of good business, following the £100m sale of Jack Grealish.
Aston Villa’s only injury heading into the start of the season is left-winger Trezeguet who has so far missed 17 matches and undergone knee surgery.
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Watford v Aston Villa is scheduled to kick off at 15:00 on Saturday the 14th of August 2021 – the first Saturday of the 2021/22 Premier League season.