Aston Villa welcome Preston to the Villa Park for the midweek game amidst a poor run of form. Villa hit a new low of a 15th place after only managing a point during the weekend. Steve Bruce has seen a poor run of form raise suspicions about his ability to remain in the job. Preston had no changes to their Championship positioning after remaining at the bottom of the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Aston Villa are able to snatch a point against Bristol City after a 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate Stadium. The result, however, leaves Villa with just one win in the recent nine games across all competitions. The last league win for the club was in the second week of August.
Preston lost for the seventh time this season after they were beaten 3-2 by West Brom at the Deepdale Stadium. The loss against West Brom was also the fifth consecutive defeat for Alex Neil’s men in all competitions.
The recent meeting between the two clubs produced a 1-1 draw at Villa Park. Villa were able to register a 2-0 win over Preston in the last meeting at the Deepdale Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for Aston Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Preston are given odds of 4.50 to win the match. Yet, we would not pick this choice as Alex Neil himself admitted that losing can become a habit for any club. Preston have picked up just one win this season but more concerning is the run of five consecutive losses in all competitions. Preston have also been shipped goals with 21 conceded already. Even though Steve Bruce appears to be in danger of losing his own fans, who chanted for his sacking after the draw with Bristol, Villa have home advantage coupled with a strong desire to get three points. The comeback point against Bristol shows that there is still fire within Villa, who are our pick to win the game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa vs Preston draw odds: 3.50
Preston win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
Villa may have been able to register just 16 goals so far this season, but they may be rubbing at the hands of facing a Preston outfit that has averaged more than two goals per game at the back. Specifically in the last six matches, Preston have conceded close to three goals per game. Our correct score prediction would pick a 2-0 win for Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Aston Villa 2-0 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though Preston have conceded a large number of goals, Villa may not be best equipped to capitalise on the same. Only one of the last four meetings has produced over 2.5 goals and our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals for this encounter.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Tammy Abraham has been able to score only once in four appearances this season. The striker, who is on loan from Chelsea, has never scored against Preston in the past. Still, our first goalscorer prediction would back Abraham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Tammy Abraham at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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