Aston Villa are at Villa Park to take on Blackburn and the home team remain hopeful of extending their recent streak in the Championship. Villa have moved into the play-off places following a brilliant run of results in March, and the team are holding a slender advantage over the likes of Preston and Derby. Meanwhile, Blackburn remain in the bottom half of the table with a quite comfortable nine-point advantage over the bottom three with eight games left. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Aston Villa picked up a fourth successive league victory after beating Middlesbrough 3-0 at Villa Park. This was yet another positive result for the Midlands outfit, who have been unbeaten in the last five games.
Blackburn could not build on the home win over Wigan as the team lost 4-2 against Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough Stadium. This happens to be the third defeat for Blackburn in four league matches.
The reverse meeting between Aston Villa and Blackburn was a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park. The last game between these two teams at Villa Park produced a 2-1 victory for the home team back in 2016. Our betting tips and predictions for this match expect a win for Aston Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 1.60[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn are in a difficult position with three losses in the recent four games. The international break disrupts the momentum for Blackburn, but it is more so in the case of Villa. Manager Dean Smith will be disappointed not to build on the four-game winning sequence as the international break has come at the wrong time for the Midlands team. However, home advantage keeps Villa in favour for this match and Blackburn have lost an incredible 10 out of their 19 away matches. Our preview would pick a success for Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 1.60[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa vs Blackburn draw odds: 3.80
Blackburn win odds: 5.75
Correct Score odds
Villa have been able to hit a strong scoring form in the last few weeks with as many as over 2.5 goals in three out of the last four league matches. A huge positive for Villa is to achieve this goal scoring form even without Tammy Abraham being unable to contribute much. Meanwhile, Blackburn have shipped close to 2 goals per game on average. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 2-1 win for Aston Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Aston Villa 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though the two teams have largely played tight matches in the recent meetings, this game could end up as a high-scoring encounter with Aston Villa scoring goals for fun in recent weeks. Blackburn are also equally poor at the back. Our total goals prediction would pick over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Midfielder John McGinn has been experiencing a wonderful run of form with three goals in his last two matches. The midfielder has also come up with an assist. McGinn has been making wonderful runs while using Abraham as a decoy. Our first goalscorer prediction would go with McGinn.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]John McGinn at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
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