Aston Villa and Bristol City face off each other in a crucial battle for the play-off places. Both clubs have a substantial buffer over teams aiming to get into the top six. Aston Villa’s lead over Middlesbrough in the seventh place is a healthy five points with five matches left in the regular season, while Bristol City are just one point behind Villa. Follow all our predictions, free bets, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Aston Villa picked up a seventh consecutive league victory after beating Rotherham United 2-1 at the New York Stadium. Villa last failed to pick up three points back in the middle of February.
Bristol City were able to hold on for a crucial 3-2 win over West Brom in the midweek action. The Baggies almost came close to getting an equaliser against a Bristol outfit, who are now unbeaten in five matches.
The previous encounter between Bristol and Aston Villa witnessed a 1-1 at the Aston Gate Stadium. Bristol will not have nice memories of the 5-0 thrashing that they received at the hands of Villa in the recent visit to the Villa Park. Our betting tips and predictions would go with an Aston Villa win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol have produced some strong away results – like the wins over Sheffield United and Middlesbrough – in recent weeks, but the form shown by Aston Villa has been exceptional of late. Dean Smith’s team will be tired after playing with 10-men for most of the midweek game against Rotherham, but this factor may be negated by Bristol having to work very hard in the second half against West Brom. Bristol’s poor record at Villa Park – back-to-back losses with no goals – is a crucial factor that makes our preview go with a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa vs Bristol City draw odds: 3.60
Bristol City win odds: 4.33
Correct Score odds
Bristol have been able to get at least a goal in each of the last 10 away matches. Aston Villa have not been defensively solid with just two clean sheets in the last seven games at home. Middlesbrough are the only team to have failed to score against Villa in the last five matches. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 victory for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Aston Villa 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Villa have been able to get seven unanswered goals against Bristol when it comes to meetings at Villa Park, but this may be a game where City finally break the duck on this ground. Bristol have some decent attacking threat which has come up with 10 goals in the last six matches. Villa are close to averaging almost 3 goals per match and our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Tammy Abraham had a mediocre game against Rotherham as he went on to miss a penalty that would have provided the opening goal in the match. However, the striker’s form is still spectacular with 23 league goals, which put him only three behind Teemu Pukki. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Tammy Abraham with the striker opening the scoring in two out of the last six matches at Villa Park.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Tammy Abraham at 4.33[/bet_tip_now]
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