Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th March 2019

Boro can hold out at Villa Park

Championship Betting

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Betting Tips – Championship, 16th March 3.00pm

This is a big chance for Villa to improve their momentum further. They are currently on a three-match winning streak and could move up to within a point of fifth-placed Middlesbrough with three home points Saturday. Middlesbrough need to steady the ship after back to back league defeats. Read our predictions for Aston Villa v Middlesbrough.

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Betting Odds*

Aston Villa 11/10
Draw 12/5
Middlesbrough 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 10:17 p.m.)

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Aston Villa News and Form

Aston Villa are coming good at the moment. They are on a three-match winning streak in the league, unbeaten in four. There’s a chance that they could end up in the top six this weekend if they win this and other results go their way. Regardless, their upturn in form has seen them make a late charge for the playoffs. The Villains bagged themselves a win out at Nottingham Forest in midweek, a 3-1 success which is their only goal conceded in their last three played.

Aston Villa are W7 D 8 L3 at home this season in the division. They won their last home game 4-0 against Derby but that was just their second win in their last nine games only at Villa Park. Villa averaged well over two goals per home game this season and 72% of fixtures at Villa Park have gone over 2.5 goals. They haven’t been great at the back, conceding an average of 1.8 goals per home game. 62% of their home goals conceded have been in the second period of fixtures.

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Head to Head

Aston Villa won 3-0 at the Riverside back at the start of December
Villa are undefeated in their last four against Boro in all competitions
Both teams have not scored in any of the last six meetings
Three of the last four meetings in the league at Villa Park have ended in a draw

 

Key-Facts – Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

  • The Villains are on a three match winning streak
  • Villa have conceded just one goal in their last three
  • Boro have won three of their last five away games

 

Middlesbrough News and Form

Boro’s form has taken a bit of a hit with only one point picked up from their last three played. They have lost their last two, both by a 2-1 scoreline against Brentford and Preston. That is three defeats in their last six played now in the second tier so they are having a bit of a wobble. But their away form overall isn’t bad with a W3 D1 L1 record in their last five on the road. They have taken a clean sheet in 39% of their away games and Boro boast the best defensive record in this season’s Championship.

Boro have averaged just over a goal per game away from home. They have netted one goal only in their last three away games. Just 33% of their away games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Of their away wins posted this season, six of the eighth have been by a one-goal margin only. Boro have been level at half time in 10 of their 18 away fixtures. They have netted two-thirds of their away goals in the second half of fixtures.

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Tips & Odds

Half time draw at 11/10
Draw in the match outright at 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 10:17 p.m.)

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Predictions

Draw: The draw appeals in his one because Boro will be demanding a bit better of themselves and not wanting Villa to put pressure on them inside the top six. So this is a big game for them and they be able to bust Villa’s winning streak. Draw.


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