A renewed Aston Villa team take on Wigan at Villa Park for the first home game of the Championship 2018-19 campaign. Villa have made a positive start to the season by becoming one of the nine teams to pick up three points on the opening day, while Wigan are also in the same boat. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Aston Villa reacted to the news of a change in management in positive fashion by starting the new campaign with a 3-1 win over Hull City. Villa were also able to retain the services of Jack Grealish amidst plenty of interest from Tottenham.
Wigan were involved in a rollercoaster 3-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday at the DW Stadium. Paul Cook’s team have been able to get a sizable advantage with this opening day victory.
The last game between Villa and Wigan took place in the League Cup last season when the former secured a 4-1 victory at Villa Park. The last league meeting on this ground also saw Villa pick up a victory. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a win for the hosts.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Wigan are at a price of 4.00 for a victory. Despite an opening day victory, Cook’s men are unlikely to return home with three points from this match. Wigan have lost three consecutive games against Villa and they have managed a solitary win in the last five trips to Villa Park. The mood around Steve Bruce’s men has changed substantially in the last week and the club are now expected to make a push for promotion with unrelenting pace. Our preview would go with a win for Villa at 2.05.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 2.05[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa vs Wigan draw odds: 3.50
Wigan win odds: 4.00
Correct Score odds
Aston Villa were quite good going forward in the opening match and the same could be said about Wigan, who ended up scoring three goals against Wednesday. The counter-attacking pace for Wigan is likely to earn them at least a goal in this game, while Villa should be able to extend their wonderful scoring streak at home. Last season, Villa averaged close to 1.5 goals per game at home. Our correct score prediction would back a Villa 2-1 win.
[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
The attacking strength of both clubs is quite good coming into this fixture. Villa’s ability to retain Jack Grealish will hold them in good stead going forward. Since both teams are expected to score, there is a good chance of experiencing over 2.5 goals, according to our total goals prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jonathan Kodjia failed to open his account for the campaign despite having a decent performance against Hull City. The striker came up with the 19 league goals for Villa last season. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Kodjia.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jonathan Kodjia at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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