Aston Villa vs. Fulham Betting Tips: Jacob Ramsey to contribute again at Villa Park
Aston Villa's European prospects grow more tangible by the game, but the visiting Fulham will look to provide a bump in the road for Emery's men at Villa Park on Tuesday.
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Villa stretched their unbeaten run to nine games in the PL with a late equaliser at Brentford on Saturday. The Villans were anything but their best in West London, but boast the hallmark of any good team by being able to accrue points without performing.
After experiencing a wobble of five league games without a win, Marco Silva appears to have stabilised things again at Fulham. The Cottagers narrowly edged out Leeds to build on their 3-1 away victory at Everton from the week prior.
In this one the hosts are favoured at 4/5 to claim all three points. The draw can be backed at 29/10 with various betting sites, while if you fancy Fulham to do the double over Villa, BetUK have a generous 19/5 available.
Aston Villa vs Fulham Tips
Having outperformed both his xG and xA so far this season, there's good reason to believe Jacob Ramsey can keep his strong performance in front of goal going against Fulham.
Ramsey has produced four goals and five assists for Aston Villa in the Premier League this term, notching twice and registering three assists during his side's last six matches.
The 21-year-old local lad has become a vital part of Unai Emery's dynamic midfield, following on from last season's developed addition of goal contributions. Attempting 12 shots in Villa's six most recent outings and producing 68 shot-creating actions over the course of the season indicate he's doing a lot of good in front of goal.
He also seems to enjoy performing in front of the home crowd at Villa Park. All four of his goals - vs Man Utd, Southampton, Bournemouth and Newcastle - have come on home soil, while 80% of his five assists - vs Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Nottingham Forest and Newcastle - have been recorded in B6.
Villa are undefeated in their last nine league matches, winning seven, four of which have come against teams visiting Villa Park. The hosts have kept four clean sheets from the last six, while Fulham's main goal threat Aleksandar Mitrovic remains sidelined by an eight-match ban.
Ollie Watkins has already matched his best goalscoring season for Aston Villa, and will be gunning for more in their remaining six fixtures. He has five from his last six appearances and is another who enjoys the Villa Park atmosphere having netted half of his tally in Aston.
Joao Palhinha's tally of 11 yellow cards in the Premier League is three more than the next closest in teammate Andreas Pereira. He has more than double the opposition's worst culprit in John McGinn, and entering the referee's book against Leeds proves he shows no signs of letting up.
If we go through his record for the campaign, only one of his cautions has been a solitary warning. Every other time has seen him booked in consecutive games, with a tough challenge away at sixth-placed Villa ticking all the boxes for this trend continuing.