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13/03/2018 Kick Off:  7:45 pm Villa Park V Predicted Score:3 - 1

Away Queens Park Rangers

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

The return of Kodjia. The forward is back in contention following surgery on his ankle, and if you like to be sentimental in your football predictions, he’s available at 6/1 to score first or 50/1 to bag the only goal of the game for the third time in his last three appearances against QPR.

2 We fancy:

Aston Villa to win and both teams to score at 3/1. With the hosts in strong form in their push for promotion, they should have enough to see off a QPR side that’s still a threat. A 3-1 win for the Villans is priced at 57/4.

3 It's a long shot, but…

The most recent draw between the two sides came the last time they played each other in the Premier League. A repeat of that 3-3 scoreline priced at 90/1, which could be worth a punt as an outside bet in this week’s football score predictions.

Team News

Aston Villa's Last Six:

Won: 4 Drawn: 1 Lost: 1

Steve Bruce could have Kodjia back from an ankle injury, as the forward has returned to full training. He faces a challenge to get back in the side though, with Scott Hogan and Lewis Grabban among the goals of late.

Elsewhere, Christopher Samba is also back in training after a hamstring problem, while Axel Tuanzebe, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Glenn Whelan are all close to a comeback.

Queens Park Rangers' Last Six:

Won: 2 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3

The visitors have a much cleaner bill of health coming into this game, with David Wheeler the only long term absentee after being ruled out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

Idrissa Sylla is back in the mix after a calf problem, while Grant Hall is recovering from a knee injury. This game may come too soon though for English centre-back, who has only played four time for the Hoops in the Championship so far this term.

Aston Villa vs Queens Park Rangers Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Aston Villa captain John Terry is looking to lead his side back to the Premier League, with QPR next up at Villa Park

With Aston Villa in good form and pushing for a return to the Premier League, a home win looks like being a strong bet if you’re looking for a strong football prediction in midweek. QPR are some 26 points back from the third-placed Villans, although Championship predictions aren’t always straightforward.

Aston Villa are 3/4 to pick up the win, and this looks a decent price though considering their aspirations for reaching the top flight. Bruce’s side ran out 4-1 winners against local rivals Wolves on Saturday, but there’s still a four-point gap to Cardiff in the second automatic promotion spot after the South Wales side also won at the weekend.

QPR are 5/1 to record just their third away win of the campaign, so there look to be better football predictions out there this week than a win for the Rs. Ian Holloway’s side have scored 15 goals in their 17 Championship fixtures on the road this term, so they could trouble the scoresheet if you like betting on more than just outright results.

The draw is 3/1 and could be worth a shout if you think there could be an upset on the cards. Villa have slipped to five draws on home turf this season, while QPR have taken an away point on five occasions.

Grabban and Hogan are both priced at 5/1 in the first goalscorer market on Tuesday, while Adomah is 11/2 after doing so against Wolves at the weekend. For the visitors, top scorer Matt Smith is 9/1 for the same bet.

Predicted Score: Aston Villa 3 - 1 Queens Park Rangers

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