Aston Villa v Norwich City Betting Tip Both teams to score – 5 May 2019

Entertaining game set for Villa Park

Championship Tips

EnglandAston Villa v Norwich CityEngland
Sunday 5th May 1230hrs 
Football – England – Championship
Pick Both teams to score
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 8/15 (odds taken 21.30 GMT, Thursday 2nd May)

It’s a clash of two top five teams as Aston Villa look to continue their unbeaten run going into the playoffs whilst opponents Norwich know a point will give them the title having secured promotion last weekend.

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Aston Villa Preview

It may be a very long time before Villa are involved in a game as remarkable as last weekend’s 1-1 draw away to Leeds United. In a game that carried little to no meaning in terms of league positioning, both teams certainly knew how to keep the fans and everybody else interested. Having taken grievance with how Leeds opened the scoring, Villa were basically allowed to score a goal on the orders of opposition manager Marcelo Bielsa. The entertainment factor aside, the whole incident could have had a significant repercussion with influential winger Anwar El Ghazi being sent off in the melee that followed, only for that to be rescinded on review after the game. El Ghazi could have been facing a three-match ban for an offence he never committed, but manager Dean Smith can now rightfully prepare for the two-legged semi-final against West Brom with El Ghazi now available. Before that, Villa have the small matter of welcoming the champions-elect and hoping they can continue their unbeaten run which now extends to 12 matches. The draw with Leeds may well have brought an end to their 10 match winning streak but that may not be a bad thing as it alleviates some of the pressure that carries when they really gave to focus on two games and hope they have a second successive playoff final to look forward to.


Aston Villa v Norwich City Draw 2-2



Norwich City Preview

It’s been coming for a while but Norwich finally clinched promotion last weekend following a 2-1 win at home to Blackburn Rovers. Having drawn four consecutive games, Daniel Farke’s men got over the line and can now look forward to playing Premier League football next season. The Canaries have been the best team in the league all season and promotion is more than deserved. Farke has made it clear that he now wants his team to finish the job off and end the campaign as champions. City travel to Villa on Sunday three points clear of second placed Sheffield United (who are also promoted) and know that a point would be enough to see them clinch the Championship title. With just six defeats all season it’s been their consistency that has seen them over the line and their attitude has been first-class. Preston were the last team to defeat them way back in the middle of February – a loss that remains their only league defeat in 2019. That’s an excellent record in any league but for one where you are virtually playing two games a week from January onwards it is an outstanding achievement and one Farke and his players can be very proud of.


Key-Facts – Aston Villa v Norwich City

  • Norwich require a point to clinch the Championship title having won promotion last week
  • Villa have a playoff semi-final with West Brom to look forward to and are unbeaten in their last 12 games
  • 17 of Norwich’s last 24 league games have ended with both teams scoring and this is the third highest scorers against the highest


Aston Villa v Norwich City Betting Advice

It’s a really attractive game on paper with two of the league’s top three scoring teams facing each other. The only slight disappointment is that with it being the final game of the season we may not see the match played with the same intensity as Villa are sure to have one eye on their playoff semi-final whilst Norwich may well still be in celebration mode having won promotion last weekend – one thing’s for sure, the visitors will be hoping for further celebrations following this game as it will mean they have been crowned champions.

Neither Villa or Norwich are accustomed to getting beat in recent times but it was the visitors who edged the game the last time the teams met back in October, winning 2-1 at Carrow Road. It’s a hard game to predict as Villa may well look to give some of their starters a rest ahead of their playoff engagement with West Brom. I’m more drawn to the goals markets as the two have combined for 172 goals this season. They both also concede goals as proven with 17 of Norwich’s 24 league games ending with both teams scoring, and although not as prevalent, the same bet has landed in 12 of Villa’s last 20 – it looks the way to go on Sunday.

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