AVL vs BUR Dream11: Aston Villa and Burnley square off in the Premier League on Thursday evening having both recorded impressive victories at the weekend. Dean Smith’s Aston Villa were awarded a last-minute penalty, which they converted to beat Wolves in a bad-tempered affair that saw both teams reduced to ten-men. Burnley meanwhile, defended solidly and had goalkeeper Nick Pope to thank for a number of excellent saves as they secured a famous 0-1 triumph over ten-man Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Villa come into this match without two key players in right-back Matty Cash and central midfielder Douglas Luiz due to suspension, which could turn out to be costly for them considering their performances so far this season. Burnley’s line-up is far more settled and they are expected to approach this match in a similar fashion to the Arsenal game, soaking up pressure and using any set pieces to their advantage.
Aston Villa vs Burnley, Premier League
17th December, 11:30 pm (IST)
Villa Park, Birmingham
AVL – W-L-L-W-L
BUR – W-D-L-W-D
Head-to-head: Aston Villa have won 51 out of 118 previous clashes against Burnley, while they have lost 40. A total of 27 previous games between these two teams have ended in draws.
Last meeting: Aston Villa 2-1 Burnley
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AVL vs BUR Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Aston Villa Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: For Aston Villa, Douglas Luiz was sent off in the last game against Wolves and is suspended for this encounter. Matty Cash is also suspended after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season. Villa are also expected to miss Ross Barkley for this game, as the English midfielder has a hamstring injury.
Doubtful: No one is in major doubt to feature in this AVL vs BUR Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: It wouldn’t be a surprise if both started and teenager Jacob Ramsey dropped to the bench despite a decent full debut at Wolves, while Anwar El Ghazi may be awarded with a first league start of the season.
AVL Playing 11 (probable):
Martinez; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Hourihane, Ramsey; El Ghazi, Watkins, Grealish
B) Burnley Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Burnley midfielder Jack Cork remains sidelined due to injury.
Doubtful: Phil Bardsley is a doubt in this game against Aston Villa.
Expected changes: Sean Dyche is not expected to make too many changes to the side that beat Arsenal.
BUR Playing 11 (probable):
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brady, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Rodriguez, Wood
AVL vs BUR Today Match Prediction:
After their respective performances at the weekend, both sides will be confident of recording back-to-back wins. However, Villa will be expecting a defensive-minded performance from the visitors, and Smith's outfit could capitalise if they are able to seize the initiative during the opening stages. We predict a 2-1 win for Villa in the AVL vs BUR Today Match Prediction .
DEF: Taylor, Lowton, Mings
MID: McNeil, Westwood, Grealish, Hourihane
FW: Wood, Watkins, Trezeguel
AVL vs BUR Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Aston Villa –
Jack Grealish – Grealish has 5 goals and a total of 10 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 16.13%. He had a total of 11 big chances.
Ollie Watkins – Watkins has 6 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 40%. He had a total of 3 big chances.
Chris Wood – Wood has 2 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 10.53%. He had a total of 14 big chances.
Ashley Westwood – Westwood has 1 goals and a total of 2 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 33.33%. He had a total of 1 big chances.
Differential Picks –
Conor Hourihane – Hourihane has 1 goals and a total of 2 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 20%. He had a total of 2 big chances.
Trezeguet – Trezeguet has 2 assists and a total of 4 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25.79%. He had a total of 6 big chances.