Aston Villa vs Cardiff City
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 26th November, 2016.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.
Aston Villa will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run under Steve Bruce when they meet an inconsistent Cardiff City on Saturday evening.
The Villains looked like a far more settled side in their 1-1 draw with Brighton last week. The fixture was a tough one with Brighton sitting second in the table. But Aston Villa have just produced their performance of the season so far despite ending up with share of the spoils.
The Clarets have picked up 3 wins and 3 draws in their last 6 matches in Championship. They are still at the bottom half of the table, precisely at 16th with 22 points. However, only 5 points separate them from the play-off spot.
Cardiff City earned a morale boosting win against Huddersfield in their last round fixture. They were coming on the back of two consecutive defeats, but a good first half performance give them all three points. They were leading 3-1 in about half an hour from kick-off. And it was a matter of holding on to the lead after the break. Huddersfield will score once again, but some solid work at the back kept the final score-line at 3-2.
Cardiff City are 21st in the Championship table, just 1 position above the relegation zone at a 2 point gap from Blackburn Rovers.
Aston Villa vs Cardiff City: Head-to-head stats
Aston Villa lead the overall head-to-head in the last meetings against Cardiff with 25 wins, 6 draws and 19 defeats.
However, the two teams have only met on three occasions since 1975. Villa are unbeaten with 2 wins and a draw with the first of the meeting happening on calendar year 2009.
Aston Villa vs Cardiff City: Prediction
Aston Villa can be considered as a well-disciplined team and their hunger to success has returned under the new management of Steve Bruce. They haven’t lost at home since September and therefore they are they side to be backed in this fixture considering Cardiff’s inconsistent run of form.
The recent meetings between the two sides have produced under 2.5 goals, which is an alternative recommendation from our side.
Aston Villa vs Cardiff City: Bet Tips
Aston Villa to win at 5/6 (1.83)
Under 2.5 goals at 3/4 (1.75)
Correct Score: 1-0 win for Aston Villa at 6/1 (7.00).