Aston Villa 6/5 to beat Middlesbrough in Saturday’s Championship showdown
Market: Aston Villa win
Odds: 6/5 @ Bet 365
Two sides who have their sights set on landing a playoff position this season, Aston Villa will host Middlesbrough at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, appearing to refind their form at the back end of the season, Aston Villa now sit within touching distance of climbing into the playoff positions. In their 37 Championship matches this year, they have recorded 13 wins, 15 draws and nine defeats, scoring 65 and conceding 54 in return. With a points tally of 54, the Villans currently sit just two points adrift of moving into the top-six. As for their recent run of results, Saturday’s hosts have won their last three matches on the bounce and have also lost just one of their last five at Villa Park.
As for the visitors, struggling with their consistency at the back end of the campaign, Middlesbrough are in real danger of slipping out of the playoff positions. In their 36 Championship matches this season, they have recorded 15 wins, 13 draws and eight defeats, scoring 40 and conceding 28 in return. With a points tally of 58, they hold just a three-point buffer from falling out of the top-six. As for their recent run of results, the Reds have failed to win any of their last three appearances and have also recorded just one victory in their last four away matches.
Bet: Aston Villa 6/5 to beat Middlesbrough in Saturday’s Championship showdown @ Bet 365