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Burnley vs Aston Villa: Even contest expected at Turf Moor

Kick-off: 1800, 27/01/2021

Stadium: Turf Moor

TV: BT Sport

Burnley and Aston Villa have drawn two of their last three Premier League encounters and another stalemate looks on the cards at Turf Moor.

The visitors may just have an edge in quality on this season’s form, but their hosts’ trademark dogged determination can help to even things up.

Punters can get 5/2 for the scores to finish level and that is our first Burnley vs Aston Villa prediction.

A Look At Burnley’s Betting Odds

Burnley should be brimming with confidence after posting a couple of cracking results over the past few days.

The Clarets boosted their top-flight survival hopes with a memorable 1-0 win at Liverpool, thanks to some heroic defending and then an 83rd-minute Ashley Barnes penalty.

Sean Dyche’s side followed that up with a 3-0 FA Cup triumph over Fulham in London, with Jay Rodriguez bagging a brace before setting up Kevin Long.

Reflecting on the Craven Cottage sucess, Dyche said: “I thought the attitude towards the game and the performance was fantastic.

“As good an energy from a side as I’ve seen on a very tricky pitch, a very heavy pitch.

“Within the group, we’ve had a lot of injury problems but we’ve got fitter this season and, as it’s come back together, I think it continues to grow.

“Some very good individual performances, but really the collective mentality I thought was key for us, they were top drawer.”

After seeing Barnes and Rodriguez hit the headlines, Chris Wood could do with a goal, having only grabbed three this term after a six-match barren run.

The Kiwi netted in both games versus Villa last term, so 9/2 for him to strike first here takes the eye from the Burnley vs Aston Villa odds.

Last Burnley line-up: Peacock-Farrell, Tarkowski, Pieters, Bardsley, Long, Cork, Gudmundsson, McNeil, Stephens, Rodriguez, Vydra.

A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds

Villa moved up to eighth in the table with a smooth 2-0 success at home to Newcastle on Saturday, with Ollie Watkins and Bertrand Traore doing the damage.

The Midlands outfit returned to winning ways following a tough run of league fixtures against Chelsea and both Manchester clubs and showed no ill-effects from their recent coronavirus issues.

Traore scored for the fourth time in six top-flight matches and Dean Smith praised the 25-year-old summer signing for the increased influence he is having on games.

“He’s making a really good contribution to the team at the moment,” said the Villa boss.

“We brought him in for the quality he’s got but I suppose it always takes a while to settle when you come from abroad like he has.

“He’s settled in really quickly to be fair to him and he’s getting the rewards of the work he’s putting in.

“I always knew he had the qualities and the skills but it’s his work-rate without the ball that’s really impressed me.”

The former Chelsea youth player had previously impressed during spells with Ajax and Lyon and looks a shrewd purchase at £17million.

Let’s go with 7/1 for the 25-year-old to score the final goal in this contest to complete our Burnley vs Aston Villa betting tips.

Last Villa line-up: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, Grealish, Nakamba, Barkley, Watkins, Traore.

Additional stats

Last result:

Fulham 0-3 BURNLEY – Jay Rodriguez (2), Kevin Long

ASTON VILLA 2-0 Newcastle – Ollie Watkins, Bertrand Traore

Head-to-head: Aston Villa 0-0 Burnley, Burnley 1-2 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 2-2 Burnley

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