Aston Villa Vs Newcastle United: Match Preview & Injury News

Aston Villa Vs Newcastle United: Match Preview & Injury News

Newcastle United will be looking to keep their push for the Champions League alive with a victory over Unai Emery’s Aston Villa at the weekend. Can Eddie Howe’s men do the business?

Newcastle are set to be without Emil Krafth, Ryan Fraser and Allan Saint-Maximin for their trip down to the Midlands. Additionally, top goalscorer Miguel Almiron is a major doubt – it is currently 50/50 as to whether he will be available for selection or not.

In their last Premier League game, the Magpies picked up an impressive 2-1 win over Brentford away from home. Ivan Toney opened the scoring with a penalty, after missing one earlier in the first half – nevertheless, the Toon fought back, with Alexander Isak scoring the winning goal.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa were also victorious in their last game, as they defeated Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest by a score of 2-0. After an uneventful first half, the Villans turned on the style in the second half. Their goals were scored by Bertrand Traore and Ollie Watkins – as things stand, Villa have not been defeated in the Premier League since mid-February.

The last time the two teams faced each other in the league came all the way back in October, when Newcastle recorded a dominant 4-0 win over the Villans. Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson and Joelinton were among the goalscorers on that day – can the Toon repeat the feat?