Aston Villa vs Norwich CityEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Apr 30, 2022, Villa Park
ASTON VILLA will be looking to snap a five game winless run in the Premier League when they play host to Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.
Steven Gerrard made a strong start to life in the Villa Park hot seat but his side have since suffered a sharp dip in form that has left them languishing in the lower echelons of the table.
Villa had lost four matches on the bounce before playing out a lacklustre goalless draw with Leicester City at the King Power last weekend.
That scrappy stalemate did stop the rot slightly but Gerrard will now be targeting a morale-boosting victory when basement-club Norwich visit Villa Park on Saturday.
Although Dean Smith's side are fighting the drop gutsily, you can't help but get the feeling that they are merely waiting to have their inevitable relegation confirmed.
Despite winning just one of their last seven Premier League home matches, Aston Villa enter this contest as short-priced 7/17 (SBK) favourites.
Aston Villa are too short to side with at the aforementioned quote but combining over one Villa goal with under two Norwich goals will bring about a backable 4/5 (Bet 365) Bet Builder.
As already alluded to, Steven Gerrard's side are currently in the midst of a five-match unbeaten run but a fixture with Norwich may just be what they need to return to winning ways.
Whilst the hosts have blown hot and cold in this term, they certainly have the firepower to trouble a Canaries backline which has been conceding goals at an alarming rate all season.
The Villans have struck at least once in 24 for their 32 Premier League matches this season, including 12 of their 15 outings at their West Midlands headquarters.
As for Dean Smith's strugglers, they have failed to keep their sheets clean in 27 of their 33 league games this season, with the Carrow Road club conceding two or more goals in eight of their last 10 top-flight outings.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact that shot-shy Norwich have bagged a brace in just six of their 33 Premier League games this season to date, the above-mentioned Bet Builder makes appeal at 4/5 with Bet 365.
One player who looks nicely priced to get on the scoresheet on Saturday is Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn who's as big as 4/1 with William Hill.
The all-action Scotsman likes to take pop shots from range so the 4/1 (William Hill) about him making the net bulge on Saturday looks worthy of some interest.
This English Premier League match between Aston Villa and Norwich City will be played on Apr 30, 2022 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Aston Villa vs Norwich City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.