Aston Villa vs Derby
England – Championship
Date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Aston used to be such a great offensive entertainment earlier in the season, but their mojo seems to have run out. These days they are struggling to record a win once in a while, and even their home ground has not been proven useful at that front. As of now, they remain one of the very few sides in the Championship that has been winless in the last five match-days.
Derby failed to capitalize on some rare stumbles by Bristol City, and hence, is still searching for an opening into the playoff spots. It’s still just two points away, and since Bristol is pitted with Preston, a tough fixture in almost any sense, the team needs to get something positive out of this upcoming tie.
Aston Villa vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six games had under 2.5 goals.
- Seven of the last eight meetings had only one or none of the teams on the scorecard.
- There hasn’t been a home win for over more than a year.
- The last three ties at this venue failed to have three or more goals.
- The last encounter at this stadium ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
Aston Villa vs Derby Prediction
Villa is winless in their last five games and has recorded just a single win in their last 11 attempts, and two in their last 15. At home, their last nine appearances returned just a single victory. On the other hand, Derby was unbeaten in 13 of their last 18 fixtures, and in four of their last six games on the road.
The not-so-good form Derby has been having recently will slightly figure into this tie. But considering the struggling Aston, the former has got it good. And as such, we believe the top pick is to Derby to avoid a loss. Their desperation to get into the playoff mix, at any cost, is another strong reason to support this choice.
The tie being competitive, and since the teams are not so hot right now at the front, will lead to a low goal-scoring ninety minutes. Moreover, five of the last six overall h2h fixtures and the last three at this venue had only under 2.5 goals. Expect no more than two goals from this match-up.
Aston Villa vs Derby Betting Tips
Double Chance: Derby or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).