Buendia, Coutinho And McGinn To Start | 4-3-2-1 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Everton | OneFootball

Buendia, Coutinho And McGinn To Start | 4-3-2-1 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Everton

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Aston Villa will lock horns with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon as they focus on securing a positive result on their travels. The Villans managed to earn a 2-2 draw versus Manchester United last weekend which should give them some confidence ahead of this game.

Steven Gerrard could opt for a 4-3-2-1 formation and is expected to make a few tweaks to his starting XI for this game. Emiliano Buendia, Philippe Coutinho and John McGinn will play from the start as Gerrard looks to add more creativity to his attack this weekend.

4-3-2-1 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup To Face Everton


Emiliano Martinez will function in between the sticks for the Villans after conceding two goals in his last league start. Kortney Hause could get the opportunity to feature alongside Tyrone Mings at the centre of Gerrard’s defence as they try to keep the Toffees at bay this weekend.

Matty Cash will be a nailed-on starter at right-back while Lucas Digne hopes to impress on the other flank as the left-back. Both Aston Villa full-backs will be given the freedom to express themselves in the opposition half so that they can offer enough support to the front players.

Ezri Konsa is a major doubt for this game as he is still recovering from an injury. However, Matt Targett will be available for selection on the bench.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – JANUARY 15: Philippe Coutinho of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on January 15, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

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Jacob Ramsey, Douglas Luiz and John McGinn are expected to make up Gerrard’s midfield as they focus on dominating possession at the centre of the park and fashion some decent chances for their teammates to score.

Both Philippe Coutinho and Emiliano Buendia could get the freedom to operate as the free-flowing, attacking midfielders. Their main aim would be to create enough opportunities for Ollie Watkins to find the back of the net.

Ashley Young will have to be content with a place on the bench as he offers cover for the midfield positions.


Ollie Watkins will spearhead Aston Villa’s attack on his own up top. The English striker needs a goal to boost his confidence. Hence the 26-year-old will be eager to get his name on the scoresheet when he laces up to face off against the Everton centre-backs this weekend.

Danny Ings will have to settle for a place on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the final quarter of the match if required.

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