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Newcastle v Aston Villa Betting Tips: 1, 2017-02-20

Championship Tips


Monday 20th February 2017 – Kickoff: 2000hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Two former Premier League clubs clash at St James’ Park in Newcastle on Monday night as hosts Newcastle United look to continue their unbeaten run in the Championship when they take on Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa side with a valuable three points at stake for both teams.

Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last six matches overall in the English second tier which includes recent wins over Brentford, Rotherham United, Derby County and Wolves, and no doubt The Magpies will be pressing for another victory this evening particularly as they’re set to have striker and leading goalscorer Dwight Gayle (20 goals) back in the starting line-up.

Newcastle also possess a home record that stands at  10-1-4  33/15 following three wins from their last four on home turf. In addition, Newcastle hold a steady  5-1-2  18/7 record at home against bottom half opposition so far this season.

Visitors Aston Villa have dropped down into the bottom half of the Championship and joined fellow west midlands clubs Birmingham City and Wolves following a sequence of eight league matches without a win.

The pressure is building upon Bruce whose side have lost their last four matches on the trot as defeats against Brentford, Nottingham Forest, Ipswich Town and Barnsley have moved them closer to the relegation zone.

Villa have also lost their last four away matches on the bounce amidst a disappointing overall record of  2-5-9  8/20 which includes scoring just 1 goal but conceding a total of 7 during this last four-match sequence.

Aston Villa have also scored the fewest goals away from home in the division to date as they’ve drawn a blank on no fewer than 9 occasions from their 16 away matches in total.

Pick: Newcastle United to win @ 1.64 Unibet


Aston Villa v Leeds United Betting Tips: BTTS, 2016-12-29

Championship Tips


Thursday 29th December 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Aston Villa have climbed into the top half of the Championship thanks to a revival that was kick-started by the arrival of new manager Steve Bruce who is hugely experienced at getting teams promoted from this division.

Villa head into Thursday night’s encounter with Leeds United on the back of wins over QPR and Burton Albion and another three points this evening could see the west midlands club move into 7th place and closer to the play-off pack.

Aston Villa hold a decent record at Villa Park with a record that stands at  6-5-0 18/9 as they still remain unbeaten on home turf and indeed, they’re the only side to remain so this season to date. However, despite conceding only 9 goals all season at home so far, they’ve kept just three clean sheets while both teams have scored at Villa Park in 8 of the 11 matches played.

Visitors Leeds United also installed a new manager at Elland Road with the arrival of Garry Monk after he was released by Swansea City, and Monk has worked wonders with his young Leeds outfit as they proudly sit in 5th place in the Championship after a few turbulent seasons in West Yorkshire.

Leeds are also in good form of late as they’ve recently secured wins over Reading, Brentford and Preston North End and they’ll be confident that they can take something from their trip to Birmingham on Thursday night as they push for a play-off place in the English second tier.

The Yorkshire side have blown hot and cold on their travels to date as they’ve tended not to deal in draws, but rather a win or lose mentality which is reflected in their away record that stands at  6-0-5  15/14.

I’m therefore confident that both teams can find the back of the net in this clash.

Pick: Both teams to score @ 2.10 Unibet


Aston Villa v Burton Albion Betting Tips: 1, 2016-12-26

Steve Bruce (Hull)


Monday 26th December 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Picks

Aston Villa have returned some mixed results recently in the Championship but they did manage to steal all three points in a 1-0 win away at QPR at Loftus Road last time out, and Steve Bruce’s side will be looking to record back-to-back wins on Boxing Day against struggling Burton Albion.

Villa still remain unbeaten at their Villa Park ground as they possess a solid record that stands at  5-5-0  16/8 but perhaps one too many draws have held them back so far from making an impact upon the top half of the division.

Having said that, The Villans have registered four straight wins on home turf recently with wins gained over Fulham, Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic, and their record at home against bottom half opposition reads a healthy  5-2-0  13/5 in these situations.

Visitors Burton Albion have slipped down the Championship in slow and steady fashion in recent weeks and now occupy fourth from bottom position and just two points above the relegation zone as they make their way to England’s second city.

Three defeats on the trot to Brentford, Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United respectively now has Brewers manager Nigel Clough on notice and despite beating a poor Rotherham United outfit at their Pirelli Stadium recently, their away form will be under heavy scrutiny here today.

Burton are still yet to record an away win in the Championship as their away record stands at a disappointing  0-5-6  10/21 in addition to having lost four of their last five away matches with defeats suffered at Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Reading and Brentford.

Pick: Aston Villa to win @ 1.67 Ladbrokes


Aston Villa v Wigan Betting Tips: 1, 2016-12-10

Championship Tips


Saturday 10th December 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Aston Villa will look to continue their revival under manager Steve Bruce when they take on Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon as the hosts loo to break into the top half of the Championship for the first time this season.

Following a promising run of seven league matches without defeat, Bruce’s men suffered a 2-0 loss away at Leeds United last weekend, but with home advantage today (where they still remain undefeated), Villa will fancy their chances of bouncing back with a win.

Aston Villa’s overall home record stands at a solid  4-5-0 15/8 and they’ve won their last three matches on the trot at home with wins over Fulham, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City. In addition, Villa hold a commanding  4-2-0  11/4 record at home against bottom half opposition to date.

Onto Wigan Athletic, and the visitors definitely fit into the category of bottom half opposition as The Latics are currently floundering second from bottom in the Championship ahead of this weekend’s English second tier action.

Wigan’s recent results have been of mixed fortunes as they’ve lost three (versus Brighton, Reading and Derby County) all at home by the way, along with two wins over Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town which were both achieved on the road.

However, Wigan’s overall away record stands at a below-par  2-3-5 10/13 while their record at home against bottom half opposition stands at a mixed  2-1-2  5/3.

To sum up, I’ll back Aston Villa to grab all three points here as they possess more quality and depth.

Pick: Aston Villa to win @ 1.80 Bet Victor


Aston Villa v Blackburn Betting Tips: 1, 2016-11-05

Championship Tips


Saturday 5th November 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Aston Villa continued their revival under new manager Steve Bruce last time out as they earned a point at St Andrews in a 1-1 draw with local derby rivals Birmingham City with both teams reasonably happy to walk away without losing the match.

Since Bruce’s appointment, Villa have been unbeaten in four matches in the Championship which includes wins over Reading (away) and Fulham (at home) along with gaining points off midlands clubs Wolves and Birmingham City. In Steve Bruce, they have a manager that has a distinguished pedigree in gaining promotion from the Championship as he has achieved this with Birmingham City and Hull City on two occasions each.

Despite sitting in 15th place, Aston Villa still remain unbeaten at Villa Park as they hold a home record of  2-5-0  10/6 which includes wins over Rotherham United and Fulham.

Visitors Blackburn Rovers find themselves second from bottom in the Championship after making an average start to their new campaign, one that was fulled with promise as Owen Coyle had taken over the reigns at Ewood Park.

However, Rovers have really struggled to put any kind of run together with just one win from their last six Championship matches which was a 2-1 home win over Nottingham Forest, but their away record definitely needs some urgent attention.

Their record on the road reads  1-1-5  5/11 with their one success coming in a 2-1 win at fellow strugglers Derby County, but have since suffered back-to-back defeats at Birmingham City and Bristol City ahead of today’s encounter in the west midlands.

There’s a new feeling of optimism at Villa Park now, and I can see the hosts walking away with the points here.

Pick: Aston Villa to win @ 1.67 bet365


Reading v Aston Villa Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2016-10-18

Championship Tips


Tuesday 18th October 2016 – Kickoff: 2000hrs

Football – England – Championship Betting Tips

Reading secured a point away from home on the weekend as they held a decidedly off-colour QPR to a 1-1 draw at Loftus Road on the back of a previous 1-1 draw at home with Derby County.

The Royals are now within striking distance of the play-off pack as they’ve put together a useful run of results with just one defeat suffered from their last nine matches overall in the Championship which includes wins against Cardiff city, Ipswich Town, Barnsley and Huddersfield Town.

Reading’s overall home record stands at  3-3-0  7/4 and they still remain unbeaten at the Madejski Stadium under the guidance of former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam with Reading, perhaps unsurprisingly, possessing the third best defensive record at home in the division.

Visitors Aston Villa are finding life in the English second tier extremely difficult to come to terms with as the west midlands club find themselves fifth from bottom in the Championship despite harbouring ambitions of a swift return to the Premier League this season following relegation at the end of last term.

It’s now ten league matches without a win for the once famous club, and former Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce has taken over the reigns at Villa Park as he attempts to turn the club’s fortunes around. Bruce has cited a lack of fitness for Villa’s poor start to this campaign, as his side have taken the lead in 7 of their 12 matches to date but going on to win just once.

Villa have also failed to win any of their six away matches in the Championship to date as they take a fragile looking away record of  0-3-3  2/7 to Berkshire on Tuesday night, and they are not in the least guaranteed of anything at Reading here.

Pick: Reading AH0 @ 1.83 bet365


Manchester United v Aston Villa Betting Tips: 1 HT/FT, 2016-04-16

Premier League Tips


Saturday 16th April 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

I never thought we’d be saying this, but Manchester United will be desperate to take all three points against down-and-out Aston Villa to maintain their bid for a Europa League spot come the end of the season.

The tides of change have certainly swept through Old Trafford since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and United are no longer the side they used to be. That said, they still remain a force at Old Trafford as they’ve suffered just two defeats on home turf all season amidst an overall record of  9-4-2  20/7.

The Red Devils also possess the meanest defensive record at home in the Premier League having kept a total of 10 clean sheets from their 15 home matches to date. More of a solid defensive european outfit than the swashbuckling attacking side of the past, United know another clean sheet here will almost certainly end in victory for them here.

Visitors Aston Villa have seemingly resigned themselves to their fate of certain relegation now down to the Championship after a miserable campaign which sees them rock-bottom of the Premier League with just 16 points to their name.

The Villans can certainly live up to their nickname at Old Trafford though this afternoon if they spoil United’s party by avoiding defeat, but the chances of this happening are pretty unlikely to say the least!

Aston Villa hold a poor away record of  1-3-12  11/33 and they’ve lost their last four away matches on the trot with defeats suffered at West Ham, Stoke City, Manchester City and Swansea City, along with six defeats from their last seven.

Pick: Manchester United HT/FT @ 1.76 Unibet


Aston Villa v Chelsea Betting Tips: 2, 2016-04-02

Premier League Tips


Saturday 2nd April 2016 – Kickoff: 1245hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Premier League basement dwellers Aston Villa need to find a way to start winning and fast if they’re to stand any chance of avoiding the evermore reality of relegation starting today against Chelsea.

Villa are now 12 points adrift of Norwich City and the safety position of 17th place as they prepare for the visit of a rejuvenated Chelsea outfit at Villa Park in Saturday’s early kick-off, but the signs are not good for the west midlands club who have lost their last six matches on the trot, conceding a total of 18 goals during this poor sequence of results.

Aston Villa’s home record stands at a poor  2-4-9  11/25 and they’ve lost their last three matches on the trot with defeats to Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham and manager Remi Garde must be on borrowed time in the Villa hot-seat as another defeat this afternoon could be the end of his tenure.

Visitors Chelsea may not be completely back to their best but a 14-match unbeaten run heading into today’s trip to Aston Villa shows they are on their way back under the guidance of caretaker manager Guus Hiddinck.

The defending Premier League title holders now sit in 10th place and only three points behind under-performing Liverpool, so if Chelsea have had a disastrous season, what has Liverpool’s season been?

Anyway, Chelsea’s away record stands at  5-4-5  16/17 which is admittedly poor by their standards, but they’ve shown signs of their former selves as they’ve won four of their last five on the road with wins at Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Southampton and Norwich City, and they will sense the pressure on Villa today no doubt.

Pick: Chelsea to win @ 1.62 Ladbrokes


Stoke v Aston Villa Betting Tips: 1, 2016-02-27

Premier League Tips


Saturday 27th February 2016 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Had it not been for a four-match streak without a win in the Premier League recently, Stoke City could be looking at a possible european football qualification spot as they’re still just five points adrift of Manchester United who occupy the Europa League spot.

However, Stoke City bounced back with a win last time out as they secured all three points in a 3-1 victory away at Bournemouth, and with the visit of rock-bottom Aston Villa at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke will be eyeing off another win this afternoon which could lift them up into 8th place in the English top flight.

The Potters’ overall home record stands at an even  5-2-5  13/13 and although their record at against bottom half teams stands at a below-par  2-0-4  6/10, this record can be improved upon against Villa today.

Visitors Aston Villa were trashed 6-0 at Villa Park in their last Premier League match by erratic Liverpool, and they now have to go back out on the road with a tricky trip to Stoke in the offing as the midlanders look to make an unlikely escape from the drop zone.

Villa have won just once away from home all season in what has been a wretched campaign for them so far, while their overall away record stands at a poor  1-3-9  10/26 with three defeats from their last four with losses at Norwich City, Sunderland and West Ham.

It is not a good sign that they’ve lost to fellow relegation rivals Norwich and Sunderland, so although Stoke have stumbled in recent weeks, I reckon The Potters can take the points here today.

Pick: Stoke City to win @ 1.70 Bet Victor


West Ham v Aston Villa Betting Tips: 1 AH-0.25, 2016-02-02

Premier League Tips


Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

West Ham held Manchester City to a creditable 2-2 draw last time out in the Premier League and tonight’s hosts have lost just once in their last ten league matches, so they’ll be keen to take the upper hand against bottom club Aston Villa tonight.

West Ham hold a steady home record of  4-5-2  18/14 at the Boleyn Ground as The Hammers are unbeaten in their last nine matches on home turf which includes recent wins over Southampton and Liverpool, and they’ve been a hard team to beat in their own backyard this season.

In addition, West Ham have failed to score at home just once all season so far, and with numerous players chipping in with the goals this term, they stand a good chance of claiming all three points here this evening.

Onto visitors Aston Villa and while it may not be pretty, new manager Remi Garde has stemmed the flow of goals at the back and in turn has reduce the number of defeats that his side have suffered since taking over in November.

Villa head into tonight’s clash in the nation’s capital on the back of a three-match unbeaten run which has seen them beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at home along with back-to-back draws against Leicester City and west midlands rivals West Brom.

Aston Villa’s away record still requires a lot of attention though, which stands at  1-3-8  10/24 but they have taken points away at Southampton and Newcastle United as well.

I daresay Remi Garde will once again set his side up in order to walk away with a point here tonight, so I’ll give the quarter-ball on West Ham who may just sneak the points as they possess more attacking options.

Pick: West Ham AH-0.25 @ 1.60 Bet Victor