EPL: Watkins Can't Stop Scoring as Aston Villa Eyeing for Europa League Spot

Adam Weinberg
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Adam Weinberg
28/04/2023
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EPL: Watkins Can't Stop Scoring as Aston Villa Eyeing for Europa League Spot

Aston Villa's current form has been impressive, largely due to the performances of their striker Ollie Watkins. With 14 goals and 6 assists in 32 EPL appearances this season, Watkins has proven himself to be one of the most in-form forwards in the world. The team has seen success under the leadership of Unai Emery, with 8 wins and 2 draws in their last 10 EPL games, and an impressive record of 12 wins in 18 games under the Spaniard. Aston Villa is currently tied on points with Tottenham and one point ahead of Liverpool, and their chances of finishing in the top 6 are being closely watched.

Red Hot Ollie Watkins

Ollie Watkins, the Aston Villa forward has been on hot from in 2023. With 14 goals and 6 assists in 32 EPL appearances this season, and 11 goals and 3 assists in 17 EPL appearances in 2023, Watkins is one of the most in form forwards in the world.  Aston Villa play Manchester United this upcoming game week, and to no one’s surprise, Watkins has $2.60 odds for anytime goal scorer on Playup. Bear in mind that Aston Villa are playing away from home!

Aston Villa Form

8 wins and 2 draws in Aston Villa’s last 10 EPL games, Unai Emery has transformed his team to one of the best teams and toughest to beat in the league. Sitting in 6th place, only Arsenal and Manchester City have won more points since Emery took over Aston Villa, with 12 wins in 18 games under the Spaniard. Under Emery, Ollie Watkins broke a record as the only Aston Villa player to every score in 5 consecutive home games, he has been transformed into a lethal forward. 

The Race For Europe

Aston Villa are tie on points with off form 5th place Tottenham Hotspur, 1 point ahead of giants Liverpool, and 5 points ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion, although both Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion have games in hand. As top 4 looks almost decided, for top 6 finish, we look at Palmerbet; Brighton and Hove Albion are favourites at $1.33, Liverpool at $1.36, Tottenham Hotspur with $2.00 odds, and Aston Villa are at $3.50. With Aston Villa’s current form, they are a valuable bet.