Villa make strong start to season as surprise side leading to betting support

The premier league has been changing in recent years and whilst the biggest names in English football are often the names that remain at the top, it’s becoming more common that we see some of the more less represented or smaller teams start to reach the top of the table too. This year that’s certainly looking to be true as Aston Villa had been able to secure a 100% record at the start of the 20/21 Premier League season, and many have put the praise on the changes to the defensive half. Last season only Norwich City conceded more goals than Villa, but in the first four games of the season, only one goal has made it passed them. They have since started to drop points, but it has still been a very positive start to the campaign for the Midlands side, who now are a popular selection for punters each week, whilst also using offers at These Betfair free bets continue to be used on the Premier league markets each week and this trend is set to continue with the offers in place.

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The first comes in front of the net with the signing of Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal. Dean Smith had to commit to a big spend to bring him onboard and the numbers more than speak for themselves, as he currently sits tied sixth for the most saves within the Premier League. That pit him beating out names from all the big teams with the exception of Bernd Leno at Arsenal who also sits at sixth. The signing has certainly been a key part for the strong early start and will continue to play a key role in Villas success throughout the 20/21 campaign.

Similarly, many are looking towards the centre-back duo with Mings and Konsa. At the start of July things at the back were certainly looking a bit trying for Villa following the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United, but ahead of their game against Crystal Palace a little after one of the key defensive players in Kortney Hause picked up an injury and caused a shift for Villa to play four at the back leading to a 2-0 victory, and Dean Smith hasn’t looked back since. Keeping faith in players he knew could perform well led to five clean sheets and four goals in eight league games to round out the 19/20 season, and the start of the 20/21 season speaks for itself with further potential to continue much along the same lines as it has been. A steep learning curve from the end of last season and a successful transfer period have allowed this spectacular start and fans will now be looking for what may come after the new year period.