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Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Prediction & Betting Tips, 16th March 2019

15th March 2019 / lee
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The Villains have hit a rich vein of form with a three-match winning streak going for them. That has seen them creep up well on the top six. They have a chance to push even closer with three points against Middlesbrough. Boro are fifth but falling out of form. Read our Aston Villa v Middlesbrough betting tips for more.

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Betting Odds*

Aston Villa 11/10
Draw 12/5
Middlesbrough 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 10:17 p.m.)

Aston Villa News and Form

The Villains have a head of steam up at the moment. They are on a three-match winning streak after a midweek 3-1 success at Nottingham Forest. That is the only goal which Villa have conceded in their last three as well. Villa are unbeaten in their last four league games and this big upturn in form has seen them put together a charge for the top six. They could end up in the playoff spots this weekend with a win in this game and other results going their way.

Aston Villa are W7 D 8 L3 at home this season in the Championship. Their last home game saw Villa take a big 4-0 win over Derby. That is only the second win in their last nine on home soil in the second tier though. Aston Villa have produced an average of two goals per home fixture so far, and 72% of fixtures at Villa Park have gone over 2.5 goals. Aston Villa have been leaky at the back for the large part of the season, shipping an average of 1.8 goals per home game. Of their home goals conceded, 62% of them have been after the halftime break.

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Head to Head

Aston Villa took a 3-0 win at Middlesbrough earlier this season
Villa are undefeated in four against Villa
Both teams have scored in none of the last six meetings
Four of the last five meetings at Villa Park have ended in a draw

Middlesbrough News and Form

There has been a bit of a drop off in the form of Middlesbrough. They have lost their last two and have gone winless in their last three played. Their last two games have ended in 2-1 scoreline reverses against Brentford and Preston. They have actually suffered three losses in their last six now. So they need to get the ship steadied in their push for a playoff spot. They aren’t doing too badly on the road with a W3 D1 L1 record in their last five away games. Middlesbrough have the best defensive record in the Championship this season and have taken a clean sheet in 39% of their road games.

In attack, Middlesbrough have averaged slightly over a goal per game. They have only produced the one goal in their last three away from the Riverside. A third of their road games only have made it over 2.5 goals. Of the eight away victories which they have posted, six of them have been by a one-goal margin only. Boro have been level at half time in 10 of their 18 away fixtures. Two-thirds of their away goals have been scored in the second half of fixtures.

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Tips & Odds

Draw match outright at 12/5
1-1 Correct Score at 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 10:17 p.m.)

Who will win – Aston Villa v Middlesbrough Predictions

All credit to Villa for having gotten themselves going well. They should avoid defeat on home soil in this one, but winning streaks are hard to maintain. Boro may well be able to dig in there and pick up a point as their away form isn’t all that bad.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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