Aston Villa v Birmingham Championship Prediction & Betting Tips – 23rd April 201719th April 2017 / lee
Aston Villa v Birmingham Championship, 23rd April 12.00pm
It’s not the highest profile game on the Championship coupon this weekend but these Midlands derbies are always entertaining for one reason or another. Villa are safe up in mid table but Birmingham, who had Gianfranco Zola resign this week and they have brought in Harry Redknapp to try and save the day. The Blues go into the weekend just three points clear of the drop zone. Aston Villa are even money for the win, with the draw at 5/2 and Birmingham at 11/4.
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Aston Villa v Birmingham Betting Tips
A good Midlands derby to get stuck into them on Sunday. Villa have been going along well enough since the end of February having gone W7 D1 L3 in their last eleven league games. So that’s a huge positive for them and they have won five of their last six on home soil (L1). That lone defeat was in their last home game against play-off candidates Reading. Villa have seven clean sheets on the board in their last eleven league games and in five of their last six home games. Aston Villa to win to nil at Bet365 is running at a price of 2/1. There is also an option of 7/10 on under 2.5 goals which looks likely to happen. There was a 1-1 draw between the two rivals back at the end of October and a repeat 1-1 correct score at Bet365 is a quote of 11/2 which is the same price as a Villa 1-0 victory. There have been just two goals scored in the last three between these at Villa Park and that produced two 1-0 home wins for Villa.
The Blues aren’t clear of the drop zone at the moment and if Blackburn and Notts Forest manage to win their games on Saturday, then things will be looking much worse for them ahead of kick off. Harry Redknapp has stepped in as manager and he needs to pull something big out of his bag of tricks. Birmingham are winless in their last nine games played now (D4 L5) and they have won just one of their last thirteen played. They have produced some miserable away form this season in the second tier as the Blues have gone W4 D9 L8 and they have gone W1 D5 L6 in their last twelve road games. It’s been a rough ride but they have scored in all but one of their last five games. Both teams to score at Bet365 is a quote of 10/11 in this one. Birmingham have won just one of their last eleven games against Villa in all competitions now (D3 L7). It could add up to another difficult afternoon for the Blues.
Who will win – Aston Villa v Birmingham Predictions
Draw: The Villains have been decent enough on home soil to go and avoid defeat in this Midlands derby match up. The Blues took a heavy hit against Burton last weekend but they may be able to scrap out a point in this one.
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