Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2019-03-16

Championship Tips

Saturday 16th March 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Aston Villa AH0
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.57 (odds taken at 01:53 GMT, 16 Mar 2019)

Next up is an important clash between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough which could have a significant bearing on how the play-off pack will shape up with both teams looking for all three points here to add weight to their claims for a play-off place.

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Aston Villa Prediction

Starting with Aston Villa and the hosts made it three wins in a row in the Championship during the week when they recorded a 3-1 win away at Nottingham Forest which followed earlier wins against Derby County 4-0 and their recent 1-0 win away at fierce local rivals, Birmingham City.

The return to fitness of midfielder and captain Jack Grealish has been instrumental in Aston Villa’s turnaround in form and the west midlands club look like they’ll be launching a serious challenge for a top six finish this season as they have put some important wins together in recent weeks.

Villa are now unbeaten in their last four matches overall, while at Villa Park, and just two matches overall in their last 10 matches. The hosts possess a home record that stands at 7-8-3 41/32 and includes free-flowing football and goals to match as Villa, along with Norwich City and West Brom, are the joint highest goalscorers at home in the Championship.

Midfielder Hourihane (6 goals) along with forwards Abraham (21 goals) and El Ghazi (4 goals) will look to cause Middlesbrough plenty of problems here.


Key-Facts – Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

  • Aston Villa have won their last 3 league matches on the trot
  • Aston Villa have lost just 2 of their last 10 matches overall in the Championship
  • Middlesbrough are without a win in the Championship from their last 3 matches


Middlesbrough Prediction

Middlesbrough’s recent solid run of form which saw the visitors lose just once in a sequence of 10 league matches in the Championship has come unstuck at just about the wrong time in the season as Tony Pulis’s men have no gone three matches without a win in recent weeks.

Boro could only muster a point away at Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic in a 0-0 draw but worse was to come as they then suffered back-to-back defeats against Brentford and Preston North End, both of which were at their Riverside Stadium.

However, the visitors have remained pretty solid away from home as they’ve lost just once in their last seven matches on their travels amidst an overall solid record that stands at 8-7-3 21/14.

It’s perhaps possible though, that a lack of goals on their travels might just hold Boro back at Villa Park on Saturday, particularly in midfield where Boro lack the quality and cutting edge of players like Grealish, Hourihane and McGinn.

Betting Tips Verdict

Aston Villa have momentum behind them and could outscore Boro here today.

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