Aston Villa managed to take a three pointer in quite a difficult game last weekend when the side visited QPR and celebrated a 1:2 victory on Saturday afternoon. However, the things didn’t start that well for them, since the team from London took the lead in 18th minute with a goal from Mackie, but the visitors leveled up in third minute of additional time via penalty kick taken by Adomah.
Same players brought them back into the lead in second halftime, even though the Villans actually deserved to take the lead in the first halftime already thanks to their efforts. The side now stands at fifth position, having seven points less than second placed Sheffield United and surely wanting to get a victory here in order to get back into the race for the promotional positions.
Home team should be playing in 4-4-1-1 formation with Davis as central striker, plus Onomah as offensive midfielder behind his back. Offensive midfielder Andre Green (5/1) is injured, same as central defender John Terry (16/1). Offensive players Scott Hogan (14/0) and Jonathan Kodjia (8/1) are both sidelined too.
Sunderland, on the other side, continued with their poor performances, as the side welcomed Millwall last Saturday afternoon, but stood without a victory once again, this time by taking a point in a 2:2 draw. They however, took the lead first, back in 12th minute with a goal from Grabban, but the players of Millwall were in comanding position soon enough.
They quickly reverted the scoreline, thanks to goal from Saville in 16th and 20th minute, however Matthews brought the hosts into the equalizing result in 46th minute, without further scoreline change even though the home team was the one that had much more of the initiative and overall better chances in front of opponents goal. The side remains to underperform, having only one victory so far in the season and being locked to a rock bottom position with four points less than safely placed Birmingham.
Guests are set to play in 4-2-3-1 formation with Grabban as alone striker, but also with Honeyman, McManaman and McGeady as offensive midfielders. Offensive midfielders Duncan Watmore and Jonathan Williams were both forced off in the previous game and remain doubtful for this one, while injured are central back Lamine Kone (11/0) and forward Josh Maya who didn’t perform so far.
— Aston Villa have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Sunderland.
Aston Villa remains rock solid favorite to get a victory in this one, at least in my eyes. There is some slight individual quality speaking in their favor, but the current momentum and form of the side is strongly with their team – something that makes me feel that the odds of 1.72 are still giving us enough value.
Bet: Aston Villa Wins