Aston Villa v Bristol City Prediction & Betting Tips – 1st January 201831st December 2017 / lee
Aston Villa v Bristol City Championship, 1st January 3.00pm
Aston Villa’s promotion push has come off the rails a little bit with a slump in form recently, but they got themselves a nice win out at Middlesbrough on the weekend to stop their winless streak. Bristol City had their great positive momentum stopped on the weekend as they were taken out by leaders Wolves and the Robins are 11/4 underdogs for this trip to Villa Park with Aston Villa at 5/4 to get the win, with the draw at 12/5.
Aston Villa v Bristol City Betting Tips
Villa have posted a W6 D5 L1 record for the season at Villa Park in the championship and they are undefeated in their last four there, drawing their last two. So it has been a strong campaign overall on home soil from the Villains who have only given up the ten goals in their twelve home games so they have been difficult to break down. The Villains have averaged 1.4 goals per game at home this season and as four of the six wins this term at hem have been by a one goal margin, this has every indication of being tight. In the William Hill correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at 5/1 while a 1-0 for Villa is at 13/2. They are going to have to be at their defensive best though to keep a positive Bristol City side off the scoresheet. Therefore both teams to score will have some appeal for the fixture.
Villa have been trailing at half time just once this season on home soil and they have taken a clean sheet in 42% of their home games which is very good. Albert Adomah is their top scorer for the season and he goes as a 15/8 anytime goalscorer option for the game. There was a 1-1 draw between these back in August with both goals coming in the second half of the game. From the three previous Championship fixtures between the two sides, there has been one win each and one draw. Each of the last three contests at Villa Park have been settled by a 2-0 scoreline, two wins for Villa and one for the Robins. Both teams have scored in just three of the last nine meetings between the two clubs.
The Robins were on a great sequence of form (W5 D1) before they feel at home to a narrow defeat by Wolves on the weekend at Ashton Gate. Wolves scored a winner in the 90th minute after fighting back from a goal down. So what kind of response will the Robins have in them? Bristol City are W6 D5 L1 out on the road this season and the year unbeaten in their last eleven so they have been very strong. Their last game out on the road saw them play out a 1-1 draw with QPR. Bristol City have scored twenty goals in their twelve away games while they have conceded at just over a goal per game on average. Only Wolves have a better away record than Bristol City do this season and only Wolves have scored more goals in the second tier than the Robins have done. Bobby Reid is a real threat in front of goal and he is a 12/5 William Hill anytime goalscorer option. Eight of his twelve league goals for the season have come away from home. The Robins will be in this.
Who will win – Aston Villa v Bristol City Predictions
The draw will have good appeal in this one. Villa are a strong enough at home to hold out against the positive-natured Bristol City in this one. The Robins’ loss against Wolves on the weekend will have been a tough one to swallow, but they can recover with a point in this one.
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