English Championship Match Previews, Betting Tips & Odds – 24/09/2016
Aston Villa-Newcastle is a game we’ve seen twice last year but in a different league. To be honest, it is rather weird to see the two great teams battle for points in the English Championship – especially since they employ people like Rafa Benitez, Westwood, Ayew, Gayle, Shelvey or Anita – all Premier League players. Who will come on top in what will clearly be a tight affair?
Aston Villa vs Newcastle
Betting Odds: Aston Villa 3.20 or 11/5 Draw 3.30 or 23/10 Newcastle 2.45 or 29/20 with xNx
The teams divided their points in the Premier League last season, after two draws. This time around, Aston Villa are in need of points, since they are slowly seeing the playoff spots further and further away.
8 points and an 8-8 goal difference are Aston Villa’s numbers in the first 8 games, very little for a team who eyes a quick promotion back to the Premier League.
They know they have to tie victories together and win points day-in and day-out, and home games are the places where this feat should start happening.
On the other hand, Newcastle has been in great form so far, only to lose surprisingly 0-2 against Wolves last time around. After 4 straight wins in which they haven’t conceded a goal, this defeat was very surprising.
They still sit in 3rd place, but are now 4 points behind leaders Huddersfield and 2 points behind Norwich. They will not only want to avoid defeat in their game against Villa but also win the three points they need so much.
Aston Villa vs Newcastle Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we are surely looking at a nervy game, with at least 3 or 4 yellow cards conceded by the two teams. Due to Villa’s horrible form, we back Newcastle to avoid defeat, although we also think the game won’t feature lots of goals.
Draw No Bet – Newcastle: 1.72 or 8/11 with xNx
Newcastle To Win: 2.45 or 29/20 with xNx
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