Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture is a second-leg of the Championship promotion play-off semi-final.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Aston Villa come into the game on the back of a 1-0 victory at Middlesbrough in their first meeting.  Mile Jedinak got the only goal of the fixture a result which gives them a big advantage with home advantage still to come.

Middlesbrough though have already won at Villa Park this season beating them 2-0 in the League Cup. Patrick Bamford grabbed a brace on that occasion while their league meeting at Villa Park ended goalless in September.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Bookmakers have Aston Villa as favourites for this game and given their strong home form over the season and that Middlesbrough have struggled on the road then this looks about fair though it is not a price that looks value.

Both teams to score looks the sensible approach here as this happened in six of the last seven on the road for the Teesiders and four of the last seven at home for the Midlands outfit.

Five of the last seven at Villa Park have seen a goal netted in the last 20 minutes while this is also the case in three of the last four on their travels for Boro so back a late goal to be scored which is timed at 68:59.

 

YES in the both teams to score market

Goal to be scored after 68:59

 

Aston Villa scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Middlesbrough saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Aston Villa Form Guide

Aston Villa Team Logo

Aston Villa

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
L H

26-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Telford Team Logo Telford

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Kidderminster Harriers Team Logo Kidderminster Harriers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Dynamo Dresden Team Logo Dynamo Dresden

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

06-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Yeovil Town Team Logo Yeovil Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Spennymoor Town FC Team Logo Spennymoor Town FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sandhausen Team Logo Sandhausen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Accrington Stanley Team Logo Accrington Stanley

FT 4 - 3

(HT 3 - 1)

L A

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rochdale Team Logo Rochdale

FT 3 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hartlepool United Team Logo Hartlepool United

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 4)

D A

04-08-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

07-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Notts County Team Logo Notts County

FT 7 - 6

(HT 2 - 2)

Aston Villa Preview

At Villa Park, they have won three of their last four and have lost just one of the previous 15 matches.  Over the course of the season they won 14 games, drew seven and lost on just two occasions.

In front of their own fans they netted 42 goals which was the second-best home attack in the division.   They also have a strong home defence with the 19 goals they have conceded the fifth best Championship record.

None of the last four at their own ground and just two of the last eight have gone over 2.5 goals with two of the last three going under 1.5 goals.  Lewis Grabban has netted in his last two at home and four of his last seven at this venue.

 

Aston Villa Team News

Neil Taylor (unknown), Andre Green (hamstring), Axel Tuanzebe, Gabby Agbonlahor, Jordan Lyden (all ankle) and Jed Steer (dislocated shoulder) are all doubts.

 

Middlesbrough Preview

Away from the Riverside Stadium, the Teesiders have won just eight of their 23 though they have also lost just eight times.  They must find something on their travels where they have won just two of their last nine.

On the road, they have not struggled to score with a third best divisional record of 34 goals bagged.  It is at the other end of the pitch where their main problem is having shipped 28 times.

Middlesbrough have netted at least once in each of their last seven when not at home and in each of their last two have netted twice.  Each of their last five and six of their last seven travelling ties have seen both teams net.

 

Middlesbrough Team News

Rudy Gestede (broken ankle) is out while Ahmed Elmohamady (unknown) is a doubt after limping out of the first-leg.

 

Aston Villa Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Middlesbrough Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Sidelined Players

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