Aston Villa v Everton Odds : The return of Benteke could stop in-form Everton from getting yet another win

Everton’s recent good form sees them as 6/5 favourites to pick up the three points against a much more resilient Aston Villa side at Villa Park.

A couple of years ago, both these sides were on the cusp of qualifying for the Champions League and after a couple of quiet seasons, both sides are back to their best in what is set to be an entertaining clash at Villa Park.

Aston Villa are in a much better place than what they were this time last year with Paul Lambert’s side sitting 12th in the Premier League after the first 8 games.

Villa v Everton: Best Odds
Villa icon1 12/5
Draw icon1 5/2
Everton icon1 13/10

Saturday’s fixture come can’t soon enough though for Villa who are likely to benefit from the return of prolific Belgium striker Christian Benteke who has missed the last few games with an injury.

Benteke has once again been an inspiration for his teammates this season leading their scoring charts with 4 goals and will no doubt be keen on closing down the gap to current golden boot leader Daniel Sturridge.

Villa haven’t been great at home this season though as they have only won one at Villa Park all season and have lost their other 3 games held there.

For Everton, the aim will be to carry on their sensational form that has seen them win 4 out of their 5 last games and climb to 7th in the table just 4 points behind leaders Arsenal.

Whilst there are no new injury concerns ahead of the trip to The Midlands, manager Roberto Martinez could swap the lineup around as Steven Pienaar looks to get a starting place after scoring last time out in the 2-1 win against Hull.

Despite being strong on the attack this season, many people are citing Everton’s defence as the key to the upcoming fixture with recent strong performances from both Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines helping the team to avoid just one loss all season.

Everton’s record away from home this season has been their main weakness having just won once away from Goodison Park all season.

Saturday’s game will certainly be a tough one to judge with both sides in decent form but if Everton do get a sniff at goal, they could well be the ones celebrating come the final whistle.

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