Newcastle United hosts Aston Villa at the St. James’ Park in a match from the first round of the English Premier League. Two very ambitious English clubs are facing each other. Let’s preview this game in our accurate soccer predictions for weekend games.
After qualifying for the Champions League last season, now Newcastle are eager to do it again. The manager Eddie Howe did some terrific work with the team and he has a financial backbone to continue developing his project.
On the summer transfer market Newcastle didn’t hold back. The club made a record signing with the Italian playmaker Sandro Tonali while a lot of money was paid for Leicester City’s winger Harvey Barnes as well. The Magpies also reinforced their defense with Southampton’s talented right back Tino Livramento. The right winger from Odense Yankuba Minteh will have the chance to prove himself in the Premier League.
Meanwhile Allan Saint-Maximin and Chris Wood decided to leave the club and seek new challenges.
Aston Villa also invested some serious money in reinforcing their squad. The club signed the Spanish international center-back Pau Torrres while Bayer Leverkusen’s winger Moussa Diaby also joined the club’s ranks. Meanwhile Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans joined the Villans with a free transfer.
Aston Villa are more ambitious than ever with their manager Unai Emery. Arsenal’s ex-coach made a huge difference when he was appointed at the job last season. With new signings like Torres, Diaby and Tielemans, Aston Villa can be even stronger in the new season.
In their last friendly game Villa faced Valencia and secured a 2-1 win at the Mestalla. It was a good preparation for the opening round of the new season.
That’s our accurate soccer predictions for weekend games for the Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Aston Villa. This should be a great one. Have a nice time!