Aston Villa v Everton 17:30 Premier League Saturday 18th September 2021

– Met 206 times in the league, Villa 75, Draws 55, Everton 76

– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Villa 0-0 Everton

– Villa took 4 points off Everton last season

– 2 of the last 3 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS

– A Villa are unbeaten in their last 4 vs Everton

– 8 of the last 12 head-to-heads saw OVER 2.5 GOALS

– Both teams scored in 10 of the last 15 head-to-heads

– Everton have scored 2+ goals in 8 of the last 12 head-to-heads

– 9 DRAWS in the last 19 head-to-heads (all comps)

An intriguing Premier League clash this Saturday in the 5:30pm game as Everton, who have started the season well with 10 points from their opening four league games and are yet to lose a game, travel to Aston Villa.

In contrast, Villa have had a bit of a mixed start to their league campaign with just one win, a draw and two defeats, so they will be looking to get back on track here.

The match betting suggests a tight game, with Villa the slight favourites at 2.40, the Draw 3.20 and Everton on offer at 2.87.

This clash last season ended in a 0-0 draw, so the neutrals will be hoping that scoreline at 10.00 doesn’t repeat itself.

In fact, Villa took 4 points off Everton last season, but you just feel that having lost their main man – Jack Grealish – over the summer and Everton seemingly steadied their ship with shrewd boss Rafa Benitez taking over, the momentum has swung and the Toffeemen look a tempting price in the match betting market.

With 8 of the last 12 head-to-heads going OVER 2.5 GOALS, this is another option to note at 1.90, while both teams have scored in 10 of the last 15 meetings – this can be supported at 1.75.

Everton have also scored 2+ goals in 8 of their last 12 games against Villa, so if you fancy a repeat of this, then you might be tempted in with odds of 2.62.

The scoring markets see Villa’s new summer signing – Danny Ings – at 6.00 (1st) or 2.60 (anytime), while Everton could be without their main striker – Calvert-Lewin – which would be a clear blow to the visitors – their Richarlison at 8.00 (1st) or 3.25 (anytime) is their shortest-priced player in the scoring markets.

Overall, despite being second favourites in the match betting, we feel Everton can fancy their chances to win. Yes, Calvert-Lewin not playing is not ideal, but Benitez has set his side up well and got the job done well with a 3-1 win over Burnley last time out.

That said, the DRAW might be the way to play this one at 3.20. This bet has paid out in 47% of the last 19 head-to-heads, so the odds of almost 9/4 look fair value.