Aston Villa vs Blackburn
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 30th March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Aston Villa is trying to put as much distance as possible from the threat that is brewing below them, Preston. Both have posted 57 points on the board so far, but Villa enjoys a higher hierarchy due to their superior goal difference. But Preston is in ominous form, and it would hurt Villa’s chances to get into the playoffs if they show complacency right now.
Blackburn is in a safe spot at this point of the competition, and with only eight more match-days to be dealt with, relegation is not that much of a threat. But still, they can’t keep on with their bad form. They returned just a single win from the last five games. The main culprit has been their defense that has let in 60 goals so far.
Aston Villa vs Blackburn Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time an h2h encounter witnessed an away win was nine years back.
- 16 of the last 21 wins belong to Aston.
- Villa won the last six matches at this venue in succession.
- 12 of the last 13 wins at this stadium went the hosts’ way.
- Nine of the last twelve matches at the Villa Park had the home team recording two or more goals.
Aston Villa vs Blackburn Prediction
Aston needs this win more. They are actively trying to thwart the challenge offered by Preston from just below them, who also have posted the same 57 points on the board. Since Preston is just outside the playoff mix, the threat is real, and it will intensify as the season culminates. On the other hand, Blackburn has some safety buffer and is not really in a spot to get relegated easily.
On top of that, Villa has the home advantage. Also, they registered 16 of the last 21 h2h wins, and 12 of the last 13 at this venue. In addition, Aston won their last four games in a row, whereas, Blackburn returned a single win from their last 14 attempts away from home. Expect the hosts to take the three points.
Even though both Preston and Aston have posted the same number of points, their superior goal difference allowed the latter to be placed in the top-six. Count on them to keep going with their in-form offensive line and tactics. They have managed two or more goals in nine of their last twelve home h2h fixtures, and Blackburn conceded two or more in their last five road ties. In fact, they let in a total of 16 goals from their last five road trips. Expect at least two goals by the home team.
Aston Villa vs Blackburn Betting Tips
Aston Villa to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Aston Villa @ 1.60 (3/5).