Stadium: St James' Park (Newcastle)
Referee: Andrew Madley
In the first round of the championship of England Newcastle United will face Aston Villa. One of the main matches of the weekend EPL will begin August 12. The favorite of the upcoming game is considered the team led by Eddie Howe. Birmingham is underestimated, especially against the background of the progress of the Lions under Unai Emery.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Newcastle United has performed well during the pre-season tour. The team played seven friendly matches, winning five victories and drawing twice. One of the draws was recorded exactly against Birmingham, and the rivals scored three goals each. The team was surprised by the game's quality in the previous English Premier League campaign. In their home walls, they played on equal terms with the champion Man City and did not leave a chance to Man United, and there was a class level of play against other tops. Newcastle United rightly took the fourth place, and the club will play in the Champions League.
The Birmingham collective did not suffer a single defeat in the pre-season tour. Apart from the draw with Aston Villa, the club has played five other meetings - three wins and two more draws. The appointment of Unai Emery as head coach has completely changed the game for the Lions. In the second round of the previous EPL campaign, Aston Villa were one of the strongest teams. As a result, the Birmingham club beat Tottenham, took seventh place, and returned to the European Cup. Villa will play in the Conference League.
Expert Betting Tips
A bright battle of two progressive teams is expected at St. James Park. Let's highlight an exciting statistic: Eddie Howe, as a mentor, played eight matches against the Birmingham club; the draw wasn't recorded - five wins and three defeats. Both clubs actively conducted a transfer policy and strengthened their ranks. The Magpies will be Sandro Tonali, Tino Livramento, and Harvey Barnes in the new season. Aston Villa signed Pau Torres and Moussa Diaby. The teams have only gotten stronger. We think the teams will score at least three goals for the fourth game in a row.