Over 2.5 goals at Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa 8/5 in Saturdays Championship playoff
Market: Over 2.5 goals at Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa
Odds: 8/5 @ Bet365
With just one spot in the Premier League left for next season, Middlesbrough will host Aston Villa in Saturdays Championship playoff first leg.
For the hosts on Saturday evening, after an impressive late push in the Championship, Middlesbrough will enter their semi-final first leg filled with confidence. After 46 games this season, The Reds won 22. drew 10 and lost 14, scoring 67 and conceding 45 in return. Finish the 2017/2018 campaign with a points tally of 76, Middlesbrough finished their Championship season in fifth spot and their final tally saw them finish seven points adrift of Aston Villa. As for their recent form, Middlesbrough have arguably saved their best form for the end of the season. Boro are now unbeaten in their last four, winning three and drawing one. More impressively, The Reds have scored two goals in their last four matches on the bounce and five of their last six have seen a total of three or more goals.
As for the visitors, although Aston Villa would have started the year hoping for automatic promotion, The Villans have had to settle for a playoff spot. After 46 games this season, Villa have won 24, drawn 11 and lost 11, scoring 72 and conceding 42 in return. Finishing the year with a points tally of 83, The Claret and Blues finished their campaign in fourth position and seven points adrift from automatic promotion. As for their recent form, Villa have now won three of their last five and have a history of producing high-scoring matches when they face Middlesbrough. Nine of their last 14 matchups have finished with three or more goals.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa 8/5 in Saturdays Championship playoff 8/5 @ Bet365>>