What’s happening and what will happen?
The Premier League is already in its 7th round of matches. One of the biggest football tournaments in the world – and certainly the biggest of the European national leagues – the Premier League attracts fans and punters from all over the world.
In 2022, the Premier League season began, as it usually does, in early August. However, bookies and punters were preparing for it much earlier than that. The odds were being calculated, the favorites were being chosen, and the fans were getting excited.
Nowadays, betting on the Premier League is more popular than ever. This in large part has to do with football’s massive increase in popularity worldwide. However, another reason is likely the fact that online sportsbooks have made the practice a lot simpler. Not only are these bookies available at all times, but they are often featured on an online casino sister site, where punters can try their hand at all their favorite casino games.
However, let us get back to the main topic of this article. The Aston Villa football club, and their less-than-impressive track record in the most recent Premier League.
Aston Villa Started on the Wrong Foot
Aston Villa are one of England’s most popular, beloved and accomplished clubs. They’ve won the European Cup, the FA Cup (7 times), the League Cup (5 times) and of course the European UEFA Super Cup. Their long and storied history makes their lack of success in the past couple of Premier Leagues all the more disappointing.
During the past season, Aston Villa came in at the 14th spot, just barely out of the bottom 5 teams. This season, things are already looking worse, as they are ranked fifteenth. The Villans started the competition off on the wrong foot when they played their first match against Bournemouth; they lost the match with a score of 2–0.
After this, things began to look up. In their second match, Aston Villa went against Everton, a team ranked just a bit higher at 13. Though the match was a struggle, the Villans managed to take down Everton after. Things might have looked up. But unfortunately, it got worse.
It Got Worse for the Villans
After their win against Everton, Aston Villa went up against Crystal Palace with a positive attitude. However, their hopes were dashed, at a devastating loss of 3 – 1. Following this match, the Villans would know only losses for the next two matches. In all fairness, facing off against Arsenal this early on might have come as a bit of a struggle. After all, the Gunners are currently holding the top ranking in the 2022/23 edition of the Premier League.
Aston Villa’s chances began to look up on 3 September, when they went up against former champions Manchester City. Though they did not win, they also did not lose. For most of the game, the Manchester team was leading by 1 – 0. However, in the 74th minute, the Villans equalized the score, and kept at it. It seems that their performance against Manchester City might have inspired the team, as things have gotten better from here.
It Got Better
In the following match, Aston Villa was scheduled to go up against Leicester City. However, the match was postponed due to Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. The Villans have still not faced off against Leicester, and we have no way of knowing how the game would have gone. However, we do know that, after this postponement, the Villans came back with a vengeance.
On 16th September, Aston Villa faced off Southampton. The two clubs are neck-in-neck, with Southampton being ranked 14th and Aston Villa holding the 15th spot in the 2022/23 season. However, if this last match is anything to go by, the Villans will be taking over Southampton soon, as they won an exhilarating game, ending in a score of 1–0.
The Future of Aston Villa?
Who can say what the future holds? If the last performance is anything to go by, Aston Villa certainly has a chance of climbing out of the muck and reclaiming their former glory. Their next match is scheduled to take place on October 2, where they will be going up against Leeds United. Villan fans are cautiously optimistic about the results.