Aston Villa will be looking to get back on track in the Premier League this weekend after losing their previous match. A victory on Sunday could lift Unai Emery’s side into the Champions League places before the upcoming international break.
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Aston Villa continue to be one of the most progressive sides in the Premier League this term, as Unai Emery’s side sits fifth in the current standings. Their bright start to the season sees them sit fifth coming into the weekend, and they could move into the Champions League spots if they land maximum points at Villa Park this weekend.
However, they come into their upcoming match after suffering one of their worst defeats of the season, and a response will be expected on Sunday. Villa were below their best last weekend, as they were easily beaten 2-0 at the City Ground by Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest. Villa managed just three shots on target in that defeat, and it was their first loss against Forest in the Premier League since October 1994.
There will also be a need to respond for the visitors this weekend, as Fulham come into the round sitting 15th in the standings. The Cottagers currently sit just six points above the bottom three places in the standings, and they have lost three of their previous five fixtures. Meanwhile, Fulham are also winless in their last three, suffering two defeats over that period.
Their most recent setback was suffered in front of their home fans, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Man United. The Cottagers had their fair share of chances in that defeat, but the Red Devils stole the points in the 91st minute.
Aston Villa vs Fulham Head to Head
Aston Villa boast a fine record in Premier League fixtures between these sides, as they have won three of the previous four. The latest of those was a 1-0 home success in April. Fulham’s last away win against Villa in the Premier League came in the form of a 2-1 success in April 2014.
Aston Villa vs Fulham Prediction
Villa will be looking to put their recent setback against Forest behind them this weekend, and they will be favoured to do so. We struggle to overlook the home win, as Fulham’s issues in the final third could hinder them once again on Sunday.
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