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Aston Villa vs Burnley Preview & Tips - Burnley to get crucial point at Villa Park

By Ralph Staniforth
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Burnley come into this match in the relegation zone. A point here will see them go above Leeds on goal difference while a win will send them two clear. Defeat however means they will need to better Leeds' result on the final day. Villa have little to play for so we can expect Burnley to push them all the way.

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Aston Villa vs Burnley Preview


Aston Villa rarely win at home and Burnley have been poor on the road all season. With neither side in convincing form, a draw is likely at Villa Park.
  • Aston Villa vs Burnley Preview
  • Head-to-Head
  • Aston Villa Form
  • Aston Villa Injuries
  • Burnley Form
  • Burnley Injuries
  • Aston Villa vs Burnley FAQ

  • Aston Villa are winless in their last 2 matches (Premier League)
  • Aston Villa have drawn their last 2 home matches against Burnley (Premier League)
  • Burnley are winless in 15 of their last 17 away matches (all competitions)

Head-to-Head


Aston Villa have a 52-41 advantage against Burnley in 121 meetings with 28 draws. 

Aston Villa Form


Aston Villa were held to a 1-1 home draw against Crystal Palace last time out. Ollie Watkins struck in the second half before the Villans conceded the equaliser with ten minutes remaining.

The result followed a 2-1 home defeat against Liverpool and Villa are winless in seven of their last nine. Steven Gerrard’s side have slipped to 14th place in the Premier League due to inconsistent form.

Aston Villa Injuries


Defenders Ezri Konsa and Kourtney Hause and midfielder Leon Bailey are out. 

Burnley Form


Burnley lost back-to-back matches for the first time under caretaker boss Mike Jackson. The Clarets lost at home to Aston Villa (3-1) before a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham on Sunday.

Burnley rarely threatened Spurs last time out with 0.64 expected goals and one shot on target. They conceded in first half injury time and couldn’t find an equaliser.

The recent defeats leave Burnley in 18th place and one point from safety. Jackson’s side have a better goal difference and a game in hand over 17th placed Leeds. 

Burnley Injuries


Defensive trio Ben Mee, James Tarkowski and Erik Pieters are doubtful.

Midfielder Dale Stephens and forward Jay Rodriguez are also doubtful.

Striker Matej Vydra and midfielders Ashley Westwood and Jóhann Gudmundsson are out. 

Aston Villa vs Burnley FAQ

What time does Aston Villa vs Burnley Start?

The match starts at 20:00 GMT on Thursday, May 19

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Verdict

Aston Villa and Burnley are struggling for wins and form. The Clarets will be desperate to end their mini-losing streak and a cagey draw is predicted.

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Aston Villa v Burnley

19 May 2022