Aston Villa 5/4 to beat Middlesbrough in Tuesdays playoff second leg
Market: Aston Villa to beat Middlesbrough
Odds: 5/4 @ Bet365
Picking up a marginal lead in their first leg showdown on Saturday evening, Aston Villa will welcome Middlesbrough to Villa Park knowing that they’re in pole position to book a Wembley final.
For the hosts on Tuesday night, although their season can best be described as inconsistent, Aston Villa managed to pick up a crucial 1-0 win away at Middlesbrough in the first leg last weekend. After finishing fourth in the Championship this season and seven points adrift of automatic promotion, Villa appears to have saved their best form for the end of the season. Their victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday now means that The Villans have only lost one of their last six and their home form has continued to impress. Aston Villa have now only been beaten once at Villa Park in their last 15 outings, winning 11 of those matchups.
As for the visitors, although many had Middlesbrough tipped as the outright favorites for the Championship title this year, The Reds must battle back from their loss at the Riverside Stadium last time out. Sadly for Middlesbrough, no team in the last 30 years has come back from a first-leg home defeat and booked their place in the final. Finishing the season in fifth position, although Boro have improved their own form in the final third, The Reds have now only managed to keep one clean sheet in their last six and have now been beaten by Villa in both meetings between the two sides this season, both matches finishing 1-0 to The Villans.
Bet: Aston Villa to beat Middlesbrough in Tuesdays playoff second leg 5/4 @ Bet365>>