Blackburn vs Aston Villa
2018-19 English Championship
Date: Saturday 15th September 2018
Kick off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Ewood Park (Blackburn).
Both Blackburn and Aston Villa suffered heavy losses in the previous round and they will be looking to recover from these on Saturday evening when they are to face each other in the last game of the day at Ewood Park.
The hosts can definitely be happier with nine points from six games so far in the season. They entered the new campaign with much lighter ambitions which are mainly concerned to saving the second tier status rather than attacking promotional positions. This is why so many ups and downs in Riversiders’ displays can be justified.
Aston Villa, on the other side, opened the campaign in a scintillating manner, beating Hull City and Wigan Athletic in first two rounds. They bagged six goals along the way and were expected to continue in the same fashion later on. The Lions ended up being winless in following five games instead, a streak which dropped Steve Bruce’s men down to 12th place in the league ladder.
Blackburn vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head
Aston Villa lead the head to head tie by 8 wins ahead of their 125th meeting with Blackburn.
Nonetheless, the Riversiders were much more successful in affairs at Ewood Park where they took 31 wins to Villa’s 19.
It is interesting to note that’s ix of last seven H2H games saw home teams grabbing the spoils.
Blackburn vs Aston Villa: Prediction
The value is huge with Blackburn here as the hosts are yet to suffer a defeat in front of the home crowd this season. They drew two and won two of four home games so far. Knowing that the Lions are winless in last five away matches in all competitions, we have to say the home win or draw is a must-take bet at the 1.53 odds here.
Aston Villa revealed defensive weaknesses two weeks ago when they shipped four goals to Sheff United away at Bramall Lane. Since Blackburn’s back line is anything but reliable either, we will alternatively go for goals at both ends at the odds of 1.80.
Blackburn vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Blackburn or Draw @ 1.53 (8/15).