Aston Villa vs Burton Albion
Date: Monday 26th December, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Mid-table team Aston Villa will play host to relegation threatened Burton Albion on Boxing Day at Villa Park. Aston Villa will be hoping for a win in this game to get into the top 10 and perhaps move closer to the playoff spots.
Villains will come fresh of a 0-1 on the road over Queens Park Rangers last week. Kodija’s 75th minute strike was enough to give Aston Villa all 3 points in the game. Villains are now 13th in the Championship table with 31 points to their name, they are 6 points behind Sheffield Wednesday in the 6th spot of the playoff.
Meanwhile, Burton Albion continued their losing streak last time out, they fell to a 1-2 home defeat to high flying Newcastle United. The defeat made it their 3rd defeat in a row keeping them in 21st position with 22 points. They are now just 2 points above the drop zone and will fight hard to avoid slipping into the zone.
Aston Villa vs Burton Albion: Head to Head Statistics
This two teams haven’t met in any competitive game before, they have only been involved in a club friendly. Their only meeting was a club friendly game in 2012 which ended 1-2 in favor Aston Villa.
Aston Villa vs Burton Albion: Prediction
Both teams haven’t been in good form recently, Burton Albion’s form have been worse compared to their host. The Villains recent form have been a mix big with 3 wins and 2 defeats in their last 5 games. Whereas Burton Albion have been on the receiving end, having lost their last 3.
Aston Villa needs to capitalize on their Visitors poor form as that may affect their confidence in the game. We are expecting a narrow win from Villains.
Aston Villa vs Burton Albion: Bet Tips
Aston Villa to win at 8/13 (1.53)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.70 (7/10).