Aston Villa vs Preston North End Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 19:45 Hrs

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Aston Villa vs Preston North End Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture features two sides gunning for promotion from the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat to Fulham last time out in a fixture that saw their seven-game winning run come to an end. They can have few complaints about the result as the Cottagers were the better team. Preston continued their decent form as they made it six games unbeaten after drawing 1-1 at home to Wolves. They took a 52nd minute lead through Alan Browne only to have John Welsh dismissed seven minutes later but they held on to claim the point they would have took before the match never mind with ten men. The reverse fixture came at the start of November (1st) in Lancashire with Villa winning that one 2-0. James Chester and Robert Snodgrass were the goalscorers on that occasion.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is one of those rare games when you could make valid arguments that both sides represent a bit of value. On the one hand, you have Aston Villa who have won six of their last eight at the own ground. On the other you have a Preston team with just one defeat in their last 15 in the league. I could not put you off backing either side but for me it is one to avoid a full-time result bet on. North-End have the second strongest road defence in the division and against a Villa side that could be without their two chief creative threats in Albert Adomah and Jack Grealish it makes sense to take Villa to score under 1.5 goals and a small stake play on a Lilywhites clean sheet.

Aston Villa to score under 1.5 goals

Preston to keep a clean sheet

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

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 5 games played against Preston North End

Preston North End scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 5 games played against Aston Villa

AVG Goals

2.7

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

2

Lost

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)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bamber Bridge Team Logo Bamber Bridge

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 5)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

AFC Fylde Team Logo AFC Fylde

FT 1 - 6

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Cobh Ramblers Team Logo Cobh Ramblers

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 4)

D H

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

23-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Oldham Athletic Team Logo Oldham Athletic

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

04-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Morecambe Team Logo Morecambe

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

18-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

Aston Villa Preview

Despite defeat last time out it is still 18 points from their last 21 for Villa a run that has put them in the mix for automatic promotion. They are now in third place two points behind Cardiff with the same amount of games played. At Villa Park, it is six victories and two draws from the last eight Championship fixtures with 13 netted and three conceded in their last four in front of their own fans. Only Wolves (33) at least once. Albert Adomah is their top league scorer with 13 goals this season and he has netted in two of the last three.

Aston Villa Team News

Jack Grealish (unknown), Albert Adomah, Chris Samba (both hamstring) and Jordan Lyden (ankle) are doubts while Jonathan Kodjia (also ankle) and Jed Steer (dislocated shoulder) are long-term absentees.

Preston North End Preview

The Lilywhites stretched their unbeaten run six in the league and with just one in their last 15 Championship fixtures. They sit in seventh place just outside the play-offs with a three-point gap between them and Bristol City in sixth. Away from Deepdale, they are eight games unbeaten with four of these ending in a victory and four finishing all-square. A feature of their road games is a strong defence with only Wolves (11) conceding a lower amount than the 16 they have conceded. Six of the last seven Preston North End league games have seen both teams find the back of the net. 66% of the goals they have scored in the Championship this season have come in the second-half.

Preston North End Team News

Ben Pearson and Gregory Cunningham are available after suspension but John Welsh will start his. Sean Maguire, Paul Gallagher (both hamstring) and Tom Clarke (knock) are doubts.

Aston Villa 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

Preston North End Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

3.1

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 Preston North End Sidelined Players

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