Newcastle United will continue where they left off against Sheffield United by beating Aston Villa in the Premier League, according to our Transfer Tavern writers.
What will be the outcome of Newcastle vs Aston Villa
Aston Villa win
The Magpies put in a rather impressive performance against Chris Wilder’s European-chasing Blades, beating them 3-0 with goals from Allan Saint-Maximin, Matt Ritchie and even Joelinton who managed to get himself on the score sheet for the first time since netting against Tottenham Hotspur as far back as August.
Having arrived for a club record £39.6 million transfer fee from German team TSG Hoffenheim, perhaps a lot more was to be expected from the 23-year old, who has still only managed a mere four strikes in 35 games in all competitions, as per Transfermarkt.
Villa have only managed two away wins in the top flight all season, and despite there being no fans present, it is hard not to back the Tyneside club at the moment.
Whilst the Toon managed to kick off their restart with a win, Dean Smith’s side on the other hand lost 2-1 at home to Chelsea following a drab 0-0 draw with Sheffield United, and this trend could well follow when these two teams meet.
The West Midlands outfit arguably need the points more as they are currently stuck in the relegation zone on 26 points with just eight matches left to play.
However, it will be a relatively bold task given their poor away record and the fact that NUFC will surely have their tails up from their last result.
TT can therefore only see one outcome, another win for Newcastle that will surely keep them in England’s highest division for the next campaign.
“Newcastle gave arguably their best performance of the season against Sheffield United and can play with freedom for the rest of the season.
With Joelinton getting the St James’ Park monkey off his back, he too could be liberated and finally show signs of why the club spent so much for him.
Villa, by contrast, know that every game from hereon is crucial and they didn’t look overly convincing in either of their two home games since the restart.
Based on these teams’ respective performances against Sheffield United, I can only see this being another win for the Magpies. 3-0.”
“Newcastle looked very sharp post-lockdown as they dismantled a Sheffield United side which is usually solid.
Granted the Blades had 10 men for a lot of the second half, but the Toon still became the first team to beat Chris Wilder’s side by three clear goals since Middlesbrough in 2018.
Villa meanwhile are yet to get going since the season resumed.
They were fortunate to get a 0-0 draw against Sheffield United thanks to a technology error and they were dominated by Chelsea, albeit they did manage a goal against the run of play.
Having already lost 11 times on the road this season, it is tough to see Villa getting anything from this. I’m going for a Newcastle win, 2-0.”
“Villa are in need of a win if they want to make progress in surviving the drop this season.
Their recent loss to Chelsea will have seen heads dip a little, and Newcastle could capitalise on that.
Spirits will be high in the Toon camp after Joelinton broke his goal drought and they put three past Sheffield United.
I think Steve Bruce’s side can nick another win but it won’t be without hard work. 2-1.”
“Judging both teams since the restart, you have to go with Newcastle.
Steve Bruce’s side produced a superb performance against Sheffield United and if Joelinton can follow up his performance and goal, then Villa have hard work to get a result.
Villa look bereft of ideas and I can see nothing but a defeat to further enhance their relegation concerns. 2-0″
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