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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


Aston Villa v Crystal Palace Betting Tip 2, 2016-01-12

Premier League Tips

Tuesday 12th January Kickoff: 1945hrs
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
Football – England – Premier League

It was another very disappointing day for Aston Villa on Saturday, as they were held to a 1-1 draw with League Two Wycombe in the third round of the FA Cup. Despite taking the lead in the first-half, Remi Garde’s men were unable to hold on for the first win under the Frenchman. It did not go down well with the Villa supporters who voiced their displeasure and disgust at the squad – both during and after the game. The anger is not solely because of that one game, rather a culmination of what has been a pretty disastrous season, to date. Villa have managed just one league win all season, and that came on the opening day of the campaign away to Bournemouth. Since then they have lost 14, resulting in them being cast adrift at the football of the table. With just eight points and 11 off of safety, it looks extremely unlikely that Aston Villa will be playing Premier League football next season – even with 18 games to go.

Alan Pardew has been in charge at Palace for little over a year and it has been nothing short of remarkable as to what he has achieved in that time. Not everybody’s cup of tea, the former Newcastle manager has guided the Eagles to seventh this season, following finishing in tenth, last term. One of the more incredible statistics is the fact that Palace have won 11 and lost just four of their 17 away game in the league under Pardew. It’s one of the main reasons why they are so high in the table and it’s also something that served them well on Saturday as they overcame Southampton 2-1 at St Mary’s to progress to the next round of the FA Cup. It means they are now unbeaten in their last five away games in all competitions and will travel north to face Villa in very confident mood, particularly given the strife their opponents are currently dealing with.

Villa fans have begun to question the heart and desire of a number of their players following the draw at the weekend. Captain Micah Richards, who scored their goal against Wycombe, was involved in a heated debate with a number of his own supporters whilst the game was still ongoing. Football fans may be a fickle bunch but the majority will back a team, or a player, who fights for the cause even if they may be limited in ability. But it becomes impossible to support a team who they feel are not giving their all – and that certainly seems to be the case from the number of times I’ve seen them this season. That’s not to say that their problems lie solely with the playing squad, however, as there has been chronic mis-management of the club’s affairs for a number of seasons and it looks set to result in relegation to the Championship.

Relegation is certainly not on the agenda for Palace and Pardew, though, as they mount a bid to play European football next season. That may well be a step too far for them in the league as team’s bunch up behind them, but having been drawn at home to Stoke in the next round of the Cup, they are one several dark horses who could well make it to Wembley in May. There’s a lot of football to be played before then, however, and the manager will be hoping to build on the positive vibes that surround the club at the moment by getting another win on Tuesday. They will have to once again do without one of their key players in Yannick Bolassie who remains injured, whilst Yohan Cabaye is a doubt having picked up a knock in the win over Southampton.

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace Betting Tips

I think you can probably guess from the tone of my post the direction I’m heading in with regards to my selection. It would be hard to find two more polar opposite clubs at the moment in terms of structure and optimism. Villa have clearly been unable to deal with the loss of Christian Benteke and Fabian Delph in the summer, and those brought in at cut-price to replace them have simply not been good enough. Compare that to Palace who have went from strength to strength over the last 12 months and show no signs of stopping.

Unfortunately for Villa supporters, I don’t see anything else other than more disappointment on Tuesday and expect their quest for the team to win in the league at Villa Park to go on. Palace have a system of how to play on the road and having picked up five victories on their travels, I fancy them to make it six here.

Crystal Palace 6/4 @ Bet365


Aston Villa v Crystal Palace Betting Tips: 2 AH0, 2016-01-12

Premier League Tips


Tuesday 12th January 2016 – Kickoff: 1945hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Aston Villa crashed to a 3-1 defeat away at relegation rivals Sunderland last time out in the Premier League in a real ‘six-pointer’ which has now left the midlands club a mountain to climb if they’re to avoid the drop down to the Championship.

They now find themselves a massive 11 points adrift of Swansea City and the safety position of 17th place, and in addition, their current workload has just increased as they were held to a 1-1 draw away at League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers in the third round of the FA Cup, and a replay will be needed to be played sometime soon.

Villa’s overall home record stands at a poor  0-3-6  6/13 and along with failing to score on five occasions already on home turf, they’ve also kept just one clean sheet at Villa Park all season.

Visitors Crystal Palace have not only survived but thrived so far this season as the Londoners currently occupy an impressive 7th place in the English top flight under manager Alan Pardew, and Palace will be confident of getting something out of their trip to the west midlands this evening I daresay.

With a solid-looking away record of  5-2-2  11/7 overall, The Eagles are unbeaten in their last four trips on the road with wins accrued at Liverpool and Stoke City along with draws against Everton and Bournemouth.

Incidentally, Palace have a great record away at bottom half opposition so far this season with a record of  3-1-0  7/3 under their belts, so they look good for at least a point here tonight.

Pick: Crystal Palace AH0 @ 1.80 Bet Victor


Norwich v Aston Villa Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2015-12-28

Premier League Tips


Monday 28th December 2015 – Kickoff: 1500hrs

Football – England – Premier League Betting Tips

Norwich City crashed back down to earth on Boxing Day when they were sent packing from White Hart Lane in a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham following their impressive victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford just before Christmas.

Despite recent defeats to Watford and Tottenham, Norwich City have picked up some useful points in recent weeks in their bid to avoid the dreaded drop down to the Championship as they’ve held both Arsenal and Everton to 1-1 draws along with the win over United.

Norwich are also unbeaten in their last three matches at Carrow Road with an additional win over Swansea City amidst an overall record of  2-3-3  9/10. On a positive note though, The Canaries have failed to score at home just once all season so far.

Visitors Aston Villa earned a third draw in four matches on Boxing Day as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham at Villa Park, and this valuable point follows previous recent points earned against Southampton and New castle United.

However, with the west midlands outfit nine points adrift of 17th placed Norwich City and safety, Remi Garde’s side need to start winning games if they’re to stand any chance of lifting themselves out of the bottom three in the Premier League.

Aston Villa possess a poor away record which stands at  1-2-6  9/19 with only Norwich City and Sunderland conceding more away goals than The Villains on the road in the league to date. This last statistic leads me to believe they may well struggle at Carrow Road this afternoon.

I’ll back the hosts to at least avoid defeat here by backing them with the draw no bet option.

Pick: Norwich City AH0 @ 1.50 bet365