After delivering a winning selection in his featured column on Saturday, SlipsTips takes a look at the Bet Builder market ahead of Aston Villa's Premier League clash with Fulham on Sunday.

Aston Villa vs Fulham (Sunday, 14:00)

Aston Villa will be aiming to get back on track in the Premier League when they face Fulham at Villa Park on Sunday.

Unai Emery’s side saw their seven-game unbeaten run in the top-flight come to an abrupt end in a 2-0 loss at Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Fulham, on the other hand, fell to a last-gasp 1-0 defeat when hosting Manchester United last Saturday, a setback that has left the capital club occupying 15th spot in the table.

With the home team unbackable at a general 4/7, I’ll get creative via the Bet Builder and merge 2+ Aston Villa goals and Joao Palhinha to commit a foul at 4/5 with Sky Bet.

Aston Villa have become a real force to be reckoned with at Villa Park under Unai Emery’s guidance, triumphing in each of their last 12 top-flight tussles in front of their own supporters.

Not only have Villa become a winning machine when operating at their West Midlands base, but they have been thrilling the home faithful with a number of impressive attacking performances for good measure.

The Villans have smashed in a league-high 20 goals across their opening five Premier League home games of the season, delivering multiple strikes on each of those occasions.

The likes of Brighton and West Ham were swept aside with devastating ease by 6-1 and 4-1 scorelines respectively and latest visitors Fulham could suffer a similar fate on Sunday.

Marco Silva’s men have only managed to beat Luton and Sheffield United since their curtain-raising win at Everton, not to mention the Cottagers have kept their sheets clean in just three of their overall 11 league games this season so far.

As such, I’m more than happy to back Aston Villa to help themselves to another couple of goals here, but to bolster the odds, I’ll also go with Fulham’s Joao Palhinha to commit a minimum of one foul during this match-up.

Having already clocked up four cards in nine appearances this season, the Portuguese midfielder continues to be one of the Premier League’s most prolific hatchet men.

What’s more, Fulham’s star man has committed at least one foul in eight of his nine top-flight outings this term, so he has to be fancied to get on the wrong side of the referee at least once here given the ferocious attacking home form of Aston Villa.

Recommended Bet

  • Aston Villa 2+ Goals
  • Joao Palhinha To Commit 1+ Fouls
  • Bet Builder – 4/5 (SkyBet)
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