Aston Villa 11/8 to beat Blackburn and over 2.5 goals in Saturday’s Championship showdown
Market: Aston Villa win and over 2.5 goals
Odds: 13/10 @ Bet 365
Looking to shore up their position in the playoffs, Aston Villa will host a struggling Blackburn side at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, enjoying arguably their brightest run of form at the back end of the campaign, Aston Villa are in pole position to land a playoff position this year. In their 38 Championship matches, they have recorded 14 wins, 15 draws and nine defeats, scoring 68 and conceding 54 in return. Holding a four-point buffer from slipping out of the playoff positions, they also now hold the third best attacking record in the division. As for their recent run of results, Villa have won their last four matches on the bounce and have scored 11 goals in those four victories.
As for the visitors, continuing their worrying run of form at the back end of the campaign, Blackburn look resigned to a bottom half finish this season. In their 38 Championship matches this year, they have recorded 12 wins, 11 draws and 15 defeats, scoring 52 and conceding 60 in return. Now sat way down in 17th, no side outside of the relegation zone holds a worse defensive record than Blackburn. As for their recent run of results, Saturday’s visitors have failed to win any of their last five matches away from Ewood Park, conceding two or more goals in each of those matches.
Bet: Aston Villa 11/8 to beat Blackburn and over 2.5 goals in Saturday’s Championship showdown @ Bet 365