Aston Villa vs Bristol City
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.
Both Aston Villa vs Bristol City are chasing a three pointer when they lock horns at the Villa Park on Tuesday evening. The two Championship sides are agonizingly close to the relegation zone.
Bristol City are 21st in the standings and 2 points keep them above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Aston Villa are 17th in the table with an 8 point cushion over the danger zone.
The Villans’ dismal run finally come to an end, thanks to a James Chester goal that helped them scrape past a lackluster Derby County on a narrow 1-0 margin on Saturday. Steve Bruce will be a relieved man after seeing his team’s 10 match win-less run come to a halt. Nine of those came in the Championship with 2 draws and 7 losses.
The Villans are 17th in the league table and their immediate target to move into a safe position as far away from the relegation zone.
The Robins earned a morale boosting result in their Saturday’s Championship fixture after holding the title contenders Newcastle to a 2-2 draw. However, their overall form is poor as they managed to win just twice since November. A long streak of 19 matches which saw them lose 13 times.
Away from home, Bristol are one of the worst sides in the Championship. They have just 2 wins to their names so far in the current campaign and haven’t won in the last 12 since the 4-0 drubbing of Fulham on September 2016.
Aston Villa vs Bristol City: Head-to-head
The reverse leg of the current campaign is the only meeting between the two sides since 1982. The fixture on August 2016 at the Ashton Gate Stadium was won by Bristol on a 3-1 margin.
They met on 16 occasions during the 1970s. Villa were a better side then, picking up 8 wins and 3 draws, while Bristol won in 5.
Aston Villa vs Bristol City: Prediction
The momentum is with Aston Villa and they have an extra advantage of playing this game in front of their home crowd. Bristol have been poor on away games this season. And we believe this looks set for a home win.
Bristol City have scored in 7 of their last 8 away games in the league, meanwhile Villa had kept only 3 clean sheets in home games this season. Therefore, both teams to score looks like a perfect tip for this game. And I will be going with the correct scoring prediction of 2-1 in favor of the hosts at the odds of 9.50.
Aston Villa vs Bristol City: Bet Tips
Full-Time Result – Aston Villa to win at 2.15 (8/7)
Both Teams to Score in the match at 2.00 (1/1)
Predicted Full-Time Correct Score: 2-1 for Villa side at 9.50 (17/2).