Predicted Bournemouth and Aston Villa line-ups

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Bournemouth and Aston Villa go head-to-head this weekend.

To be played on Saturday 8th August 2015 at 14:00. Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth

Odds: Bournemouth Odds on, Draw 12/5, Aston Villa 14/5

Bournemouth kick off their Premier League campaign with a home match against Aston Villa on Saturday and the newly-promoted side will know the importance of getting a victory on the board as soon as possible.

That will be no easy task against a Villa side that has impressed in terms of summer spending, although the sheer number of new players at manager Tim Sherwood’s disposal could mean now is the perfect time to play them.

Once Villa’s new additions get settled they should be a force to be reckoned with, but Bournemouth have made some canny additions themselves, particularly in defence, and the likes of Tyrone Mings and Sylvain Distin will be key to their survival hopes.

Anything can happen on the opening day but expect Scott Sinclair to be on fire for Villa following his explosive pre-season form, while new Bournemouth signing Lee Tomlin will be hoping to get off to the best possible start following his £3million move.

Bournemouth predicted lineup

  • Artur Boruc
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Tommy Elphick
  • Simon Francis
  • Tyrone Mings
  • Harry Arter
  • Christian Atsu
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Andrew Surman
  • Joshua King
  • Callum Wilson

Aston Villa predicted lineup

  • Brad Guzan
  • Jordan Amavi
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Jores Okore
  • Micah Richards
  • Idrissa Gueye
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Rudy Gestede
 

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