ASTON VILLA VS MILLWALL (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 22.04.2019

Aston Villa welcome Millwall after picking up four consecutive Championship home victories, having previously won just four of the 12 games prior under Dean Smith at Villa Park (W4, D5, L3 – in all competitions). In fact, Villa are currently riding a nine-game winning league streak (home and away), and therefore unsurprisingly, are the Championship’s best team across the last ten rounds (W9, D1).
Look out for Villa’s second-half spark! Across their last five league fixtures, the hosts have netted 81.82% of their goals after the break. That will cause Millwall some concern considering 35% of the goals they’ve conceded this Championship campaign arrived after the 75th minute.
Three straight draws has the visitors teetering three points above the drop zone, however Neil Harris’ record as Millwall boss against Villa could bring some confidence to travelling fans (W2, D1). Although a note of caution – this calendar year the ‘Lions’ have won just once on the road to teams currently sitting in the table’s top half (W1, D2, L3).
There’s further reason for Millwall to worry considering they have lost at HT/FT in one third of their away league fixtures this season. Additionally, they’ve won just 12.5% of the Championship matches where they started as the away outsider (W2, D5, L9).
Players to watch: Nineteen of the 25 Championship goals Tammy Abraham (VIL) has scored this season came at Villa Park.
Jake Cooper bagged an assist in the reverse fixture, and salvaged a point for Millwall in their last away outing.
Stat attack: Just five of Villa’s 21 Championship home games featured under 2.5 match goals – a league-low.
The majority of Millwall’s Championship away defeats have arrived by a one-goal margin (9/13).
Both teams have scored in 71.43% of Villa’s home league fixtures this season.
Villa last beat Millwall in October 1990 (2-0).

Head-to-head matches: ASTON VILLA – MILLWALL
06.10.18 CHA Millwall 2-1 Aston Villa
06.05.18 CHA Millwall 1-0 Aston Villa
09.12.17 CHA Aston Villa 0-0 Millwall
25.01.13 FAC Millwall 2-1 Aston Villa

Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Home Win
Selection odds: 1,58
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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