Aston Villa vs Blackburn predictions and betting tips for this Saturday’s Championship fixture on March 30th with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
Aston Villa have hit form, and it’s helped them climb into the Championship play-offs. Dean Smith’s side have found their shooting boots, and the return of Jack Grealish has helped them achieve a better balance. Blackburn’s away form has been very poor, and they are without a win since on the road since January. They are unlikely to end that barren run in the Midlands. See our Aston Villa vs Blackburn predictions below.
Since their 1-1 draw at the Bet365, Aston Villa have looked unstoppable. Dean Smith’s sides are always easy on the eye going forward, and this current team are back to their best after a shaky spell. The Midlander has his side purring in the final third, and the margin of victory probably should have been greater than 3-0 against Middlesbrough last weekend. Jack Grealish’s impact should not be underestimated, he plays such an important role in the side, although huge credit to Tyrone Mings, who has been a revelation since being drafted in. The defender has brought some much needed steel to a Villa defence which had previously looked extremely vulnerable. Villa have crept back into the play-offs, and although it’s a very competitive playing field, they are the in-form side, and this looks like a winnable game. They’ve scored 11 goals in their last four matches, and conceded just a single goal. Blackburn have the opposite problem, they can’t keep them out! Tony Mowbray’s side have struggled since the absence of Darragh Lenihan, and they are also potentially missing Jack Rodwell and Charlie Mulgrew for this one. That gives the Teessider a few selection headaches for this clash. Villa should be able to continue their winning streak, and there should be a few goals in this. They can take advantage of a potentially patched-up Blackburn defence. Aston Villa Win and Over 1.5 Goals is priced at 19/20 and is the first of our Championship betting tips.
Villa have been relentless in recent weeks, and with plenty of firepower, they should be able to score at least a couple of goals in this tie. There may be some fatigue amongst those who have been away on International Duty, but Villa have plenty in reserve if they need to make changes. Against Boro, Villa were sharp from the beginning, and I expect them to make another fast start. They’ve scored 44 goals at this ground so far, and the fans have certainly enjoyed plenty of entertainment this campaign. Ten of their last eleven games at home have seen three or more goals scored, and this game is highly likely to go the same way. Over 2.5 Goals is the second of our Aston Villa vs Blackburn predictions for Saturday afternoon.
We’ve backed him before, and he duly obliged in the Midlands derby. Jack Grealish will surely be a Premier League player sooner rather than later, and he’s still a decent-ish price to find the net in this game. He isn’t afraid to shoot from distance, and I expect him to get plenty of opportunities here. Blackburn’s defence has been shaky recently, and they may not opt to close him down here. Jack Grealish has been superb in recent weeks, and it’s good to see him return with a bang. He is the third of our Aston Villa vs Blackburn betting tips at Villa Park.
Villa were always likely to start this game as the short-priced favourites, and they are currently available at 8/13 to take all three points. It’s been a while since they’ve won five in a row, but they’ve been handed a very winnable fixture here. Blackburn haven’t been victorious on the road since beating Millwall at the beginning of the calendar year, and they’re 9/2 to cause a bit of a shock here. It’s 14/5 to end all-square.
It’s 8/11 for Both Teams to Score? Yes in this game, but Villa have been keeping clean sheets, so it’s probably wiser to back Over 2.5 Goals at exactly the same price.
Tammy Abraham hasn’t been quite as prolific of late, but he’s still a threat, and he’s priced at 3/1 to break the deadlock in this one. Jonathon Kodjia doesn’t play often, but can be backed at 11/2 to grab the opener. Keinan Davis is always a threat, and can be supported at 6s, whilst Anwar El Ghazi, who netted the opener against Middlesbrough is also priced at 6/1.