Aston Villa vs Newcastle: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Both Aston Villa and Newcastle will be searching for their first Premier League points of the new season when they square off on Saturday.

Last time out Villa were well beaten 3-2 by a rampant Watford side, with Danny Ings’ last-minute penalty making the scoreline look more palatable. Meanwhile, Newcastle came out on the wrong side of a six-goal thriller, losing 4-2 to West Ham in Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off.

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At least one of the sides is guaranteed to register their first point this week, but do either team have enough to secure all three? Take a look at 90min‘s preview of the fixture to find out.

When is kick off? Saturday 21 August, 15:00 (BST)
Where is it being played? Villa Park, Birmingham
What TV channel is it on? fuboTV (US)
Who’s the referee? David Coote
Who’s on VAR duty? Jarred Gillett

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Ollie Watkins could be back in contention / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Dean Smith has several injury problems to contend with on Saturday. Morgan Sanson and Trezeguet are both struggling with knee injuries and will play no part.

Douglas Luiz is a doubt too as he has endured a disrupted pre-season due to his involvement at the Olympics with Brazil. In addition, last season’s top scorer Ollie Watkins is still recovering from a knee problem and will be closely monitored. Fellow striker Keinan Davis is not likely to be involved.

Karl Darlow and Martin Dubravka are both unavailable, meaning Freddie Woodman – who conceded four but saved a penalty last time out – will continue in goal.

Paul Dummett is also struggling with a calf problem. This is the only outfield injury concerning Steve Bruce ahead of his side’s trip to Birmingham.

Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young; McGinn, Luiz; El Ghazi, Buendia, Bailey; Ings.

Newcastle: Woodman; Murphy, Krafth, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie; Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron; Wilson, Saint-Maximin.

After kicking off the post-Jack Grealish era with a disappointing defeat, Villa will be eager to impress in their first game back at home in front of a full house.

Newcastle have frustrated better sides than this in the past – especially away from home – but they looked uncharacteristically sloppy at the back on Sunday.

Provided they can score first, Villa should have more than enough to triumph over the Magpies – particularly in front of their own fans.

Prediction: Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle

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Author: XenBet

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