Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 16th March 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
With a series of teams in preparation to make a siege for the playoff spots in the coming weeks, Middlesbrough, currently in possession of one, cannot wait for the season to be over. But for now, they need to deal with the Aston Villa obstacle.
Bristol City misfiring for the last many weeks has fired fuel in the likes of Nottingham, Sheffield Wednesday etc to go after the top-six positions. Middlesbrough does not have that big a buffer of points and needs to carve out a safe space soon.
A game against Aston might not be wholeheartedly welcomed at this moment, but it will not be hated either. Villa has been going through one of the worst patches of their season, and it has especially been on full display at home.
Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last six games in a row saw the home teams failing to find the back of the net.
- The last 14 matches returned just a total of six goals by the teams that hosted the tie.
- Visiting squads recorded the last ten wins in a row.
- Five of the last six wins at this venue were registered by Middlesbrough.
- Aston failed to score in their last three home ties.
Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Middlesbrough is forced to go for the win due to a storm building below. Several teams are just an arm’s length of their coveted position, and with still nine more match-days remaining, the team has to be on their toes.
The setting is in favor of them though. Aston was winless in 13 of their last 17 games, and at home, they avoided victory in eight of their last attempts. Middlesbrough, on the other hand, went unbeaten in 11 of their last 14 matches, and in 16 of their last 20 on the road.
Most importantly, Aston has conceded the most goals at home in the Championship.
Coming to h2h games, home teams failed to score in the last six meetings in succession, and the last 14 returned just six goals by them. Moreover, the away teams recorded the last ten h2h wins. At this venue, Middlesbrough registered five of the last six wins, and kept clean sheets in their last three attempts, while scoring two or more goals in three of the last five encounters.
Expect Middlesbrough to come unscathed in this game.
Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Double Chance: Middlesbrough or Draw @ 1.67 (2/3)
Middlesbrough to Win At Least One Half @ 2.00 (1/1).