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Watford – Aston Villa

The newcomers Watford face Aston Villa at the Vicarage Road in a game from the first round of the Premier League 2021/22 season. Stay with us because we will take a look at it in our best soccer predictions for today. Let’s get to work!

Watford returned to the Premier League again so now they will try to remain in the competition as well. The Hornets are currently managed by the Spanish tactician Xisco who’s one of the youngest Premier League managers this season being just 40-years old. He showed some serious promise in the Championship so far, but as we know it very well it’s a completely different level in the Prem.

On the summer transfer market Watford already made some deals in order to reinforce the squad for what’s coming. The club invested 10 million euro for Nantes’ midfielder Imran Louza while they also signed Club Brugge’s striker Emmanuel Dennis. The former Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose and Everton’s former striker Joshua King joined Watford’s squad as well. Meanwhile the Hornets also loaned for the season Stoke City’s midfielder Peter Etebo.

Watford managed to cut some of the deadwood, too. Craig Dawson, Ben Wilmot, Jorge Segura, Achraf Lazaar and Carlos Sanchez all left the Vicarage Road.

In their last friendly game Watford face Stevenage, but the game ended without a winner – 1-1.

Aston Villa start the new season hoping to do as good as they did in the previous one. The managed Dean Smith and his players did a terrific job in the 2020/21 campaign, but they are aware it won’t be easy to do it again. They have to try, though.

The main question about Aston Villa’s side is this – will they keep the super star Jack Grealish in the team? The English international is close to completing a move to the champion Manchester City, although the deal is not finished just yet. According to the rumours, Villa would receive the impressive fee of 100 million pounds for the star midfielder.

On the transfer market Aston Villa already made one spectacular move as they paid almost 40 million euro to Norwich City for the Argentine winger Emiliano Buendia. The 24-years old should increase Aston Villa’s offensive potential and eventually fill the hole from Jack Grealish’s departure. He’s a quick and technical forward who can dribble past the opponent and he can score some goals, too. Buendia’s signing is something which makes Aston Villa’s fans feel excited.

At the same time the striker Mbwana Samatta left the club and moved to Fenerbahce while the goalkeeper Tom Heaton decided to join Manchester United as free agent.

That’s our best soccer predictions for today for the Premier League clash between Watford and Aston Villa at the Vicarage Road. The Hornets are among the newcomers in the league this season, so they are the underdogs in this clash. At the same time Aston Villa know they did well last season, but this is not a guarantee they will do the same again.