Aston Villa have the opportunity to revive their promotion prospects when they entertain struggling Ipswich Town at Villa Park this weekend. The West Midlands outfit have endured a winless beginning to the year and their run sees them seven points off the playoff positions. Ipswich, though, have been rooted to the drop zone for most of the campaign and they are presently seven points off relegation safety. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Villa went winless for the fourth game on the bounce after settling for a 2-2 draw against Hull City last weekend. James Chester and Tammy Abraham scored for the Villains after Hull took an early 2-0 advantage.
Ipswich, meanwhile, suffered their fourth defeat in five matches after going down 2-0 at the hands of Blackburn Rovers. The game was the fifth successive one on the road where they failed to find the scoresheet.
The previous meeting between the sides was at Portman Road earlier in August which finished in a 1-1 draw. The last encounter at Villa Park witnessed a 2-0 triumph for Villa two years ago. Our betting tips and predictions expect a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich are priced at 7.00 for an away triumph but this outcome seems improbable with their dreaded run of form on the road. The visitors have accumulated just five points on their travels this term and moreover, they come into this game with no goals in any of the previous five away trips. We are fancying Villa to return to winning ways with them being constantly on the scoresheet. Our preview favours a comfortable victory for Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 1.50[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa vs Ipswich Town draw odds: 4.20
Ipswich Town win odds: 7.00
Correct Score odds
Villa have scored in every league game at Villa Park this term with an average of more than two goals per game. This, however, has not been the case with Ipswich who have drawn blank in more than 70 percent of their away trips. Villa should clearly have the advantage and we are predicting them to triumph with a rare clean sheet. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Villa 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Aston Villa 2-0 win at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Villa have netted two goals in each of the previous four home matches but their failure to keep shutouts has contributed to open-sided matches. However, we are anticipating a low-scoring fest for the weekend with Ipswich failing to score an away goal since December. Our total goals prediction is to go with less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Tammy Abraham has been the Championship’s leading scorer with 17 goals and four of those have resulted from the past five matches. The Englishman remains our preferred pick to find the breakthrough for Villa after doing so in two of the previous four games. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Abraham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Tammy Abraham at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
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