On Saturday, the Villans will play their first EPL 2021/22 season game against the newly promoted side, Watford. This comes after a busy transfer period, especially for The Claret and Blue side. Aston Villa has welcomed Tuanzebe from Manchester United, Bailey Louie from Leverkusen, Southampton's Danny Ings and Ashley Young from Inter, among other top talents. However, their long-serving playmaker, Jack Grealish, is out to join the Manchester City side. Aston Villa may appear as the strong team, but they have suffered several defeats and draws against Watford over the last few years. Actually, they only have one win on the road in all the nine Watford vs Aston Villa games.
Watford vs Aston Villa H2H
Aston Villa (47%)
Aston Villa has won 44% of all matches played against Watford, with 22% ending in draws and 33% landing to The Hornets. With the reinforced squad and assuming the last campaign's momentum is maintained, then Villa takes this with no doubts.
Watford vs Aston Villa BTTS prediction
With the Championship league team on form and Aston Villa's intensity, we expect a goal from each team in the Watford vs Aston Villa game. There is even a high likelihood of banking over 2.5 goals, although this is the season's first game.
Watford vs Aston Villa Goals
Even with Grealish's absence, Villa is still in the best goal-scoring shape. Their new signing, Buendia, from Norwich City, will be hoping to net his debut goal. The midfield is now stronger than ever as Young, El-Ghazi, and Cash link up with Bertrand and Ings to produce decent chances. Watford might struggle to get a shot past the on-form Emiliano Martinez. However, Sarr and Andre Gray will be determined to seal the first game and increase their chance of remaining in the topflight league.