Aston Villa v Norwich City Predictions & Betting Odds – 5th May 2019

Villa to edge past promoted Canaries

Championship Betting

Aston Villa v Norwich City Betting Tips – Championship, 5th May 12.30pm

Aston Villa v Norwich City Betting Odds*

Aston Villa 17/10
Draw 12/5
Norwich City 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 1st, 2019 at 11:19 a.m.)

After securing promotion to the Premier League with a 2-1 home win over Blackburn Rovers last weekend, Norwich City will have their eyes set on winning the title this Sunday. A point at Villa Park will see the Canaries lift the Championship trophy. However, Aston Villa have been on an incredible run in recent months, and the Villans will want maximum points ahead of their play-off campaign. This is without question the standout game in the Championship on the final day.

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Aston Villa News and Form

Aston Villa are the form team of the Championship. Dean Smith’s side have been on an incredible run, winning a club-record ten in a row before last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Leeds United at Elland Road. Before securing 30 points from ten games, a 1-1 draw at Stoke City back in February left Villa in 11th place, eight points off the play-offs. Fast forward a few months; Villa are now fifth on 76 points. It’s been a remarkable turnaround by the club.

Since falling to a 2-0 home defeat to Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion back in mid-February, Aston Villa have won five in a row on home soil. During that run, they have seen off Derby County, Middlesbrough, Blackburn, Bristol City and Millwall, scoring 12 times in the process. Villa have scored 36 Championship goals at Villa Park this term, which is the highest home return.

With Smith’s troops in such fine fettle, Villa will fancy their chances in the play-offs. As it stands, the Villans are priced at 2/1 for promotion. No team will want to face them in the play-offs.

Aston Villa v Norwich City Head to Head

Norwich have won the last two meetings between the two, both at Carrow Road

Two Jordan Rhodes goals were enough to give the Canaries a 2-1 win over Villa at Carrow Road back in October

Aston Villa have won the last four meetings at Villa Park

Norwich have not won at Villa’s home since 1992

 

Key-Facts – Aston Villa v Norwich City

  • Aston Villa are unbeaten in 12 (ten wins, two draws)
  • Norwich have lost just one league game in 2019
  • The Canaries have scored in each of their last 26 matches in the Championship

 

Norwich City News and Form

Norwich City have had an outstanding season in the Championship. Before a ball was kicked, not many people fancied the Canaries for promotion, but Daniel Farke has done an outstanding job at Carrow Road. With Sheffield United three points behind, a point at Villa Park on the final day will be enough for Norwich in the race for the Championship title.

Norwich made a sluggish start to their season, losing three of their opening five and picking up just four points from a possible 15. However, City have been the best team in the league since then, going on to win 26 of their following 40 Championship matches. Farke’s boys have the best away record, taking an impressive 42 points from 22 matches on the road.

After four successive draws, Norwich finally got over the line with a 2-1 win over Blackburn at Carrow Road last weekend. Early strikes from Marco Stiepermann and Mario Vrancic did the business for the Norfolk club. Norwich will move on to 94 points with a win at Villa Park on Sunday.

Aston Villa v Norwich City Tips & Odds

Aston Villa to win at 17/10
Under 1.5 goals at 7/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 1st, 2019 at 11:19 a.m.)

Aston Villa v Norwich City Predictions

Aston Villa win: Aston Villa will be looking to maintain their momentum ahead of the play-offs. Meanwhile, Norwich would also love to sign off with a win before they get themselves ready for the Premier League. This promises to be a close matchup between two very good teams at Villa Park, but I’m backing the hosts to edge it. Also, have a punt on under 1.5 goals to be scored.


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