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Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Predictions

  • This game is an important one at the top end of the Championship

  • Two play-off hopefuls do battle at Villa Park on Saturday

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Goalkeeper Darren Randolph of Middlesbrough (Getty Images)

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Championship predictions, betting tips and match preview here. If Villa win here they will cut the gap down to just one point between these sides.

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Match Prediction

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Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Match Info

Date: Sat 16th March 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Head-to-Head

Last 3 meetings:
1 December 2018- Boro 0 Aston Villa 3
15 May 2018- Aston Villa 0 Boro 0
12 May 2018- Boro 0 Aston Villa 1

Full Head-to-Head Record:
Total meetings: 143
Aston Villa wins: 67
Middlesbrough wins: 41
Draws: 35

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Stats

  • Villa have won their last three fixtures
  • Boro are winless in their last three
  • The Midlands side are unbeaten in last four head-to-heads

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Match Preview

Aston Villa continued their late march to the play-offs with a 3-1 success at Nottingham Forest in midweek thanks to a John McGinn brace. They now sit eighth which has them two points behind Derby who are sixth and four behind Boro in fifth.

At Villa Park, the Midlands outfit have lost just one of their last five but have won just two of nine. Tammy Abraham has a great scoring record here with 13 from his last ten appearances in the league.

Middlesbrough suffered their second successive loss going down 2-1 at home to Preston on Wednesday night. Just one point from their last three fixtures means they are looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack in the play-off race.

Away from the Riverside, the Teesiders have been doing well with just one defeat in the last seven and two in 13. Their road fixtures have been tight with a combined two goals from their last three.

The hosts looks a great bet here given they have won three straight and the visitors have lost their last two. While Boro are doing well on the road and Villa are struggling at home I prefer to give with the form of the last few games and take a home win.

Tammy Abraham will also welcome the return home given he has 13 from his last ten at Villa Park and with Jack Grealish pulling the strings and confidence high I think he looks a good bet to net at any time.

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips

Aston Villa win @ 23/20 with William Hill
Tammy Abraham anytime scorer @ 7/5 with PaddyPower

MORE: Find predictions for more English second tier matches on our Championship tips page. You can also see our tipsters Over 2.5 goals tips, and see which games we’re backing the goals in on this treble on today’s fixtures.

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough

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Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Predictions

Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Match Info Date: Sat 16th March 2019 Kick-off: 3:00pm Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough Head-to-Head Last 3 meetings: 1 December 2018- Boro 0 Aston Villa 3 15 May 2018- Aston Villa 0 Boro 0 12 May 2018- Boro 0 Aston Villa 1 Full Head-to-Head Record: Total meetings: 143…