Aston Villa vs Derby County
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Derby County showed a phenomenal spirit coming back from a goal down to see off the second-placed Cardiff City on Tuesday evening. When you add that the Rams were on a series of three straight draws before the clash with the in-form Bluebirds, we must admit it was a sensational comeback for Gary Rowett and his men.
The victory helped the Rams break back into the top six in the league ladder, but they will have hard task staying there after the weekend’s round given they are about to tackle the third-placed Aston Villa away in Birmingham on Saturday afternoon. The Lions were highly inspired in the 0-4 drubbing of Ipswich Town away at Portman Road Stadium last weekend. They made it three wins on the bounce in the Championship, a streak which saw them narrow the gap behind the second place to just four points.
Aston Villa vs Derby County: Head-to-head
Villa were the dominant outfit in the history of head to head games with Derby County at Villa Park.
The hosts won 27, drew 9 and lost just 8 of 44 clashes with the Rams in Birmingham.
Interestingly, none of past six head to head meetings saw both teams on the scoresheet.
Aston Villa vs Derby County: Prediction
Derby will travel to Birmingham high on confidence with the mentioned win over Cardiff City under their belts. It was Cameron Jerome who inspired the late second-half comeback bagging a brace, while team’s top scorer Matej Vydra took his league tally to 20 netting a goal himself in between Jerome’s show.
It will be very interesting to see if the in-from attacking line of Derby’s will be able to harm the Lions whose defense kept five clean sheets in last six league matches. The hosts have a predator of their own in the like of Lewis Grabban who notched three in last two games.
Looking at the form and the momentum both teams will have ahead of the clash, we believe the time has come for the low-scoring H2H trend to come to an end. You can back three or more goals in the game at the sky-high 2.00 odds. The value is massive with Cameron Jerome who is 3.50 to find the back of the net past the Lions here.
Aston Villa vs Derby County: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00
Cameron Jerome to score anytime @ 3.50