Scouting advice for Aston Villa

Don't end up like Leeds

With all bar one game in hand for Hull played, Middelsbrough are in pole position to win the Championship. A last gap strike from Adam Forshaw gave the Boro a two point lead over Burnley at the top. 3rd place Brighton could see their title challenge fade on Friday night but we’ve picked through the best of the rest and found a 19/1 fourfold.

Preston vs MK Dons – Bet now

The MK Dons are without a win in six games and its cost them valuable points in the race for survival. With just five games to go there’s a nine point gap between them and safety. A loss on Saturday against Preston coupled with wins for Rotherham and/or Nottingham Forest will relegate Karl Robinson’s men to League One.

Here’s the facts. MK Dons have the worst attack in the league (34 goals in 41 games). They’re the second worst away side (13 points from a possible 60) coming up against a side that’s averaging two goals per home game. Preston win at

Cardiff City vs QPR – Bet now

Cardiff will still harbour hopes for a playoff spot. They sit five points off sixth heading into the weekend and have been in decent form, winning five of their last eight games. They’ll need a couple of results to go their way in order to sneak in ahead of Sheffield Wednesday, who they play in the penultimate game of the season.

They’re up against QPR this Saturday who’ve looked steady recently. The one blot on their copy in March was a 3-2 defeat to Boro but it’s come too late in the season to make an impact. Back Cardiff at home at odds of

Leeds vs Reading – Bet now

Reading’s last twelve games – 3 draws, 4 defeats and 5 wins. Paul McShane headbutted his own player against Boro. Which sums up their season.

Leeds were in court again during the week thanks to discrepancies from their owner. For the fifth time. Which sums up their season

It’s rare you get two teams that are alike as them and Leeds. Leeds and Reading have the same amount of points. Leeds are better away than at home (second worst home record in the division ahead of Bolton). Reading are better at home than away (28 points from 21 games at the Madejski). All signs point to the draw at odds of

 

Sheffield Wednesday vs Ipswich Town – Bet now

Sheffield Wednesday only seem to lose to teams in the bottom or top four. They were stunned by Bristol City last weekend in Oakwell being thumped 4-1. That was just their second loss in ten, but the other one came to another relegation threatened team in the form of Rotherham.

Ipswich’s playoff hunt derailed after just three wins in two months. Mick McCarthy’s side have been struggling for goals, scoring once in their last five games. Against the Owls who have the third highest goal tally in the division? No chance. Sheffield Wednesday win at