Aston Villa vs. Middlesbrough Match Analysis and Prediction

After 2 consecutive wins, Aston Villa is looking forward to building on this win as they host Middlesbrough at Villa Park. The action will take place on Saturday 16th March 2019 at 15.00GMT.

Aston Villa’s 0-1 triumph over Birmingham City and 4-0 crashing of Derby County a week earlier have given them more confidence. They also enjoy a 0-3 win against Middlesbrough from their first leg meeting and aim to seal their superiority over them come this weekend.

Middlesbrough 1-2 loss to Brentford is something fresh in their minds. They aim to turn things around this weekend as they look forward to maintaining their position among the top 6. Middlesbrough is currently seated at number 5 of the Championship table standings.

Aston Villa is also looking forward to making it to the top six. At number 10, they are just 4 points down from the 6th placed Bristol City. Therefore, a win for them can tremendously increase their chances of playoffs for Premier League slot next season. However, winning for them will not come on a silver platter owing to the fact that Middlesbrough has the same aim. Nevertheless, we are tempted to place our bet with Aston Villa to win the fixture.

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Aston Villa vs. Middlesbrough Head to Head

The two sides have clashed against each other a total of 27 times. Aston Villa has emerged victorious 12 times while Middlesbrough has managed 7 wins. 8 of their meetings ended in a draw. A look into the two sides’ 8 most recent meetings, we will be treated to these scores:

  • Middlesbrough 0-3 Aston Villa
  • Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa
  • Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa
  • Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough
  • Middlesbrough 1-1 Aston Villa
  • Aston 1-3 Middlesbrough

Team News

Aston Villa will be relieved to put Axel Tuanzebe, Henri Lansbury and James Chester into action after they were seen back in training. However, their side is still full of injuries including Ørjan Håskjold Nyland, Jordan Lyden, Tommy Elphick, and Alan Hutton.

Middlesbrough has learnt to survive without Sam McQueen, Aden Flint, and Harry Chapman who are nursing cruciate ligament injury, hamstring and dislocated shoulder respectively.

Prediction and Odds

Aston Villa stands a better chance of entertaining their home fans to a win come Saturday. However, Middlesbrough is ready to give them a run for their win. Aston Villa stand tall as they are headed to this fixture priding themselves with a three-match unbeaten run. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the match:

  • Aston Villa to win
  • Both Teams to score
  • Aston Villa to score fist

 

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