Fulham are seeking their 13th consecutive Premier League home win as they welcome Fulham to Villa Park on Sunday. With the Cottagers struggling to find their best firm this season, Villa will be confident of easing to a comfortable victory in front of their fans.
It is shaping up to be another impressive campaign for Aston Villa, who look set to improve on last season’s Conference League finish. They are just five points off the pace in the Premier League and are on the verge of progressing to the knockout phase of the Conference League.
Aston Villa suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest last time out in the Premier League. However, they bounced back quickly in the Conference League, claiming a 2-1 victory over AZ Alkmaar with Ollie Watkins on target.
One of the more impressive things about Aston Villa under manager Unai Emery is their impressive home record as they have claimed 12 straight Premier League wins at Villa Park. There have been a few one-sided results like the 6-1 victory over Brighton and the 4-1 win over West Ham. However, they have kept just one clean sheet in the last seven fixtures in that run.
Fulham travel to Villa Park off the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Manchester United in their previous Premier League fixture. They set out to frustrate their visitors and held out for long periods before conceding an injury time winner.
Things have been pretty rough for Fulham, who have picked up just three Premier League wins this season. Marco Silva’s men have been on a steady decline down the table and sitting six points above the bottom three, will be keen to avoid getting dragged into the relegation scrap.
While Aston Villa are excellent at home, Fulham have found things difficult on their travels this season. They are winless away from home since the 1-0 victory at Everton on the opening weekend with a 5-1 defeat to Manchester City among their results in that run.
Aston Villa are considered overwhelming favourites on the bookies with a home win priced at 4/7 by Paddy Power. An unlikely victory for Fulham is valued at 5/1 by BoyleSports while a draw is set at 10/3 by Unibet.
Aston Villa have the upper hand in recent meetings with Fulham having won four of the last five fixtures. They picked up a 1-0 victory in the clash at Villa Park last season.
Ollie Watkins should continue to lead the line for Aston Villa and will be the one to watch on Sunday. The striker has five goals in his last five matches across all competitions and is priced at 13/10 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.
Although there has been no regular source of goals for Fulham, they will still be keen to take advantage of Aston Villa’s poor defensive record. Striker Carlos Vinicius could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 7/2 with Paddy Power.
There have been over 3.5 goals in Aston Villa’s last five Premier League home matches and a similar outcome is priced at 9/5 by Unibet. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 7/10 by Unibet while bet365 is offering odds of 3/4 on both teams to score.
Aston Villa are priced at minimal odds for a straight victory, so a win and both teams to score could be considered at 21/10 with William Hill.
This English Premier League match between Aston Villa and Fulham will be played on
Nov 12, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Aston Villa vs Fulham prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.