Aston Villa v Preston Prediction & Betting Tips – 20th February 201819th February 2018 / lee
Aston Villa v Preston Championship, 20th February 7.45pm
The Villians will be looking to extend some powerful home form as they step out against Preston in midweek. Aston Villa could make it four league home wins on the bounce if they collectthree points this one. It could be a tough battle that they face though as they take on Preston who are hoping to find a way to break into the play off spots.
Aston Villa v Preston Betting Odds*
Aston Villa even money, Draw 12/4, Preston 11/4* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 6:04 p.m.)
Aston Villa News and Form
The Villains had their massively positive stretch of winning form snapped on the weekend with a loss out at Fulham. Aston Villa were on a seven-match winning streak in the Championship before that hit. Still they boast a fantastic W10 D5 L1 record on home soil in the league this season and they are on a four-match winning streak there, unbeaten in eight. Villa have produced well in front of goal on home soil and over 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 5/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 6:04 p.m.). Villa have averaged 1.9 goals per game at home this season in the league and they have conceded in three of their last five games on home soil. Villa have scored at least two goals in each of their last five home games in the league and should be fired up to get back to winning ways after that blip against Fulham. They can boast the third-best home form in the division this season and for them, both Albert Adomah and Scott Hogan have scored in three of their last four home games. Villa go into the midweek round of matches having dropped back down to third place.
Preston News and Form
Preston should be no push however though and will be full of confidence having held out for a 1-1 draw at home on the weekend against league leaders Wolves. That is a six-match undefeated streak of form that they are on in the division and they have suffered only the one loss since a 3-0 reverse at Ipswich back on November 4th. That’s been an impressive run, but they haven’t done as much winning as they would have liked. Four of their last six have been drawn now and all of them 1-1 results. In the Bet365 correct score market a 1-1 draw is trading at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 6:04 p.m.) and that could well have some nice appeal in this one. Preston are currently running on an eight-match undefeated stretch of games away from home and they have scored in each of their last four. They have been defensively solid on their travels with just the sixteen goals shipped in sixteen games, while they have averaged 1.25 goals themselves on their travels. They have proven that they are a tough side to get the better off and their last two away wins have been with a clean sheet and one of those was against current second-placed side Cardiff.
Aston Villa v Preston Head to Head
Villa were 2-0 winners out on the road against Preston earlier this season and that leaves them with a pretty strong head to head over them. They have lost just one of their last twelve against Preston in all competitions, although only four of those have been since 2000. Both teams have scored in just one of their last four comings together. There was a 2-2 draw in this corresponding fixture last season.
Who will win – Aston Villa v Preston Predictions
Aston Villa’s home form should just tip the balance in their favour. They are really looking like strong contenders to get up to the top flight now and even though this probably isn’t going to be an easy game for them, they are value to come through the trial.
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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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