NEWCASTLE UNITED v ASTON VILLA
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