MIDD vs AVL Dream11 Team Prediction Championship Playoff, Semifinal, 2nd Leg – Fantasy Team News
Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough
Championship Playoff, Semifinal, 2nd Leg
MIDD vs AVL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
After securing a vital 1-0 win away against Middlesbrough in the 1st leg, it clearly advantages Aston Villa heading into the 2nd leg which they will be playing at their home Villa Park on Wednesday.
A draw would be enough for the home team to book a Wembley ticket but they won’t be playing for that result for sure. The Villans have a far superior creativity in their ranks and the way Jack Grealish bossed the creative play in the 1st leg, it’s the best way forward for the 7 times English Champions.
Middlesbrough have a certain identity ever since Tony Pulis took charge of the Riverside. His team loves to play through the aerial route and it was no different in the 1st leg. But that tactic didn’t work out and his team looked short of ideas in the final 3rd. The Boro need to sort out their problem soon or they should prepare themselves for yet another season in the Championships.
Villa have shown this season that they are the team for the big occasions, especially at home. They destroyed Championships leaders Wolverhampton 4-1 at home and also got the better of 2nd placed Cardiff City at Villa Park. Those results show that Steve Bruce’s men have the mettle for the big games and no doubt that the punters are throwing their money behind them.
The Boro are playing away in this game and it’s worth looking their performance on the road this season. They’ve only won one away match since October by a margin of greater than one goal so they’ve really got to find an extra gear here if they are to stand much chance of progressing to Wembley. Their record at Villa Park in recent years is pretty good but this will be a totally different kind of game and a full-house in the Second City can only help the home team.
When: May 16, 12:15 AM IST
Where: Villa Park
Recent wins (Last six matches, recent – last)
Aston Villa – W W W D L W
Middlesbrough – L W W W D L
MIDD vs AVL Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspension
Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough: Injuries and Suspension
Aston Villa: John Terry will be a rock at the back for the home team. The Former Chelsea defender is the reason why Villans have kept so many clean sheets this season. We are not expecting any changes at the back from the home team. However, Ahmed Elmohamady gave Steve Bruce some headache after he limped off in the 1st Leg, so he remains a doubt for this game whilst Neil Taylor and Axel Tuanzebe remain out injured for Villa.
We may see some changes in Middlesbrough’s squad in the 2nd leg. Patrick Bamford could come in up front for Boro with Britt Assombalonga likely to miss out. Defender Daniel Ayala is a doubt following 1st Leg injury so Dael Fry may fill in.
MIDD vs AVL Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable)
Aston Villa – Johnstone (GK), Bjarnason, Chester, Terry, Hutton, Jedinak, Hourihan, Grealish, Snodgrass, Adomah, Grabban
Middlesbrough – Randolph (GK), Shotton, Gibson, Fry, Friend, Clayton, Howson, Besic, Downing, Traore, Bamford.
Head 2 Head- 134 meetings in official matches
Aston Villa – 62
Middlesbrough – 40
Aston Villa – Grealish, Grabban
Middlesbrough – Downing, Traore
Take a look at some statistics –
- Aston Villa hold the better head-to-head record against Middlesbrough. They won 62 and lost only 40 times in the 134 games against the Boro.
- However, Middlesbrough haven’t lost an away trip to Villa Park in the last five encounters.
- Aston Villa are unbeaten at home this season against the teams who finished the campaign in the top half.
- Middlesbrough have failed to score a goal in the three games they played against Villa this season.
MIDD vs AVL Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Middlesbrough may have a good away record against Aston Villa in the last five encounters, this is a completely different game. This is a playoff match and the form and the head to head record records hardly gives any advantage to any team.
Also, the way Boro have performed in the big matches this season together with Villa’s own performance in high-pressure games, a home win looks a good result here.
Villa have also won one-third of their games to nil, so backing them to clinch this playoff looks a good bet.
A home win is our prediction.
NOTE: THIS MIDD vs AVL Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.