ASTON VILLA VS NORWICH (Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips) / 05.05.2019

Aston Villa have already guaranteed fifth-place and a playoff spot, but a win or draw for their opponents Norwich would see the visitors clinch a fourth second-tier title (1971/72, 1985/6, and 2003/4).
The hosts’ ten-game Championship winning run ended at Leeds last time out (1-1). Still, they possess the division’s best form across the last 12 games (W10, D2), as well as the best five-game home form (W5). Villa scored 12 goals and conceded just twice across those five matches – curiously, both of those conceded goals arrived in the 74th minute.
Norwich travel here with the division’s best ten-game away form (W5, D4, L1), although eight of those matches did see both teams score. Remarkably, a league-high 22 of Norwich’s 45 Championship games this term have registered over 3.5 goals. That’s partly due to the fact that Daniel Farke’s side can boast the league’s best attack (91 goals scored).
There could be goals then, especially as the last three H2Hs produced over 2.5 and witnessed both teams scoring. That, coupled with the fact Villa Park has seen a league-high average of 3.77 match goals per Championship fixture this season, should have fans excited.
Players to watch: Villa’s Conor Hourihane has been involved in five goals in five league appearances against Norwich (four goals, one assist) – he got a hat-trick in the last H2H held here.
Norwich star striker Teemu Pukki (28 goals, ten assists) is one of just five Championship players to notch double digits for goals and assists this campaign.
Stat attack: Villa haven’t won their final match of the season in any of their last seven campaigns (D2, L5).
Villa are unbeaten in the last nine H2Hs held here (W6, D3).
Both sides have been the Championship’s most consistent scorers across their home/away games this season – failing to score in just one match, respectively (1/22).

Head-to-head matches: ASTON VILLA – NORWICH
23.10.18 CHA Norwich 2-1 Aston Villa
07.04.18 CHA Norwich 3-1 Aston Villa
19.08.17 CHA Aston Villa 4-2 Norwich
01.04.17 CHA Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich
13.12.16 CHA Norwich 1-0 Aston Villa

ASTON VILLA VS NORWICH Betting tips we recommend:
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Selection odds: 1,64
Bookmaker: LS Bet

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