Aston Villa vs Blackburn Rovers
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 5th November 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.
A few years ago Aston Villa versus Blackburn would have been a Premier League fixture now the two teams must settle for the Championship and hope that they will be able to meet there once again.
Whilst Villa are almost 20 points behind leaders Newcastle United they are just six points from a play-off position. The club have vastly improved since sacking Roberto Di Matteo and bringing in stalwart and bags of experience in Steve Bruce. In his 4 games in charge the club are unbeaten with 2 wins and 2 draws.
They face a Blackburn team who are in 23rd place and playing football which could see them heading to League 1 if they don’t turn it around. They have won just 1 game in their past five and just three all season. Away from home Blackburn have lost 3 from their last four matches.
Aston Villa vs Blackburn Rovers: Head-to-head Stats
The Villains has won seven of their last eight home meetings in all competitions against Blackburn who have won only once on their last eight away league trips to Villa Park.
From the last 10 fixtures, seven has seen both teams score and the last four matches in a row has also seen both teams score. This is a fixture that has goals in it. It is important to note that the clubs have not played each other for four years.
Aston Villa vs Blackburn Rovers: Prediction
Villa is in a great moment and it’s onwards and upwards for the club. Jack Grealish is set to return from suspension and Blackburn is still missing two regular defenders. Both teams can score and Derby have been unlucky in recent weeks.
But all of the momentum is with the home side who know that if they want to be playing in the Premier League next season that they will need a near maximum return on their home matches.
Aston Villa vs Blackburn Rovers: Betting Tip
Aston Villa to beat Blackburn Rovers at 7/10 (1.70)
Both teams to score at 11/10 (2.10).