Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 1st December 2018
Kick-off at 17:30/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Two teams from the top tier of the tournament take on each other in the 20th round of the English Championship. Middlesbrough hosts Aston Villa at their home ground and hopes to take the three points available.
Aston Villa is currently the eighth team in the table after recording 28 points from their 19 games. The record reads 7 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses. They scored a total of 36 goals in their campaign and considered 30 in return.
Middlesbrough currently tops the playoff groupings and is just below Leeds, who has a chance for qualification to the Premier League. The team has secured 35 points so far from their 19 fixtures. They have lost just 2 games so far, won 9 and drew the remaining 8. Middlesbrough managed to score 22 goals and considered just 10 in the whole campaign.
Aston Villa took part in one of the most exciting games of the season last match day. The 10-goal affair saw both the teams scoring 5 goals each. Their opponents for the game was Nottingham Forest.
The first half saw six goals and the next half saw 4 goals. Nottingham Forest raised to a 2-goal lead within the first six minutes. Aston Villa managed to equalize in another 7 minutes. At halftime, the scores were 3-3.
The visitors took the lead once more in the 51st minute. The home side equalized in the 71st minute and took a lead of their own in the 75th minute.
It appeared as though the home team might take the win in this miracle of a match but the visitors held on and scored the final equalizer in the 82nd minute.
Middlesbrough played out a tough away draw against Preston in their last League match. The final scoreline was 1-1. Preston scored the first goal of the match late into the first half. Preston opened the second half with an equalizer.
Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- Last 9 wins in a row are in the name of the away sides in head-to-head matches.
- Middlesbrough has lost just two times in their last 24 attempts.
- Aston Villa has suffered losses in 6 of their last 15 games.
- Middlesbrough has lost just three of their last 21 games at home.
- Aston Villa has just one win in their last nine away games.
Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa Prediction
The home team appears to have the edge in this time. Though the head-to-head ties suggest otherwise, the form of both teams points towards a home victory.
Middlesbrough has lost just two times in their last 24 games. They have lost just three of their last 21 games at home. On the other hand, Aston Villa lost 6 of their last 15 matches. On the road, they have been even more terrible with just one recorded win in the last nine outings.
Middlesbrough has conceded the least number of goals of all the 24 teams in the tournament. Ten goals from their 19 matches. The next best is 17 by Leeds. It is safe to assume that Middlesbrough with the home advantage, will keep a clean sheet in this game.
Go for a draw no bet on the home side and both teams to score no option.
Middlesbrough vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Middlesbrough: Draw No Bet @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score: NO @ 2.00 (1/1).