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Bet on Blackpool vs Aston Villa – 2-1 away win looks promising

| 12.02.2011

Aston Villa’s betting odds of 6/5 to win at Blackpool looks slightly overpriced given their own current rejuvenation in form and the fact the hosts cannot buy a victory at present.

Match Odds

Seven defeats in eight Premier League games has washed out Blackpool’s remarkable start to the season and their alarming run of form has seen them slip to the brink of the relegation places.

Blackpool are now just two points outside of the bottom three and part of the reason for this is that they have taken less points at home than any other Premier League club this season.

Ian Holloway’s team have lost four of their last five at Bloomfield Road, but the fact they do not have difficulty scoring goals always gives them a chance of winning games and it is 21/10 in the Premier League betting that they beat Aston Villa.

Villa’s away form is not the best, but they have lost just one of their last four, which was an acceptable defeat against league leaders Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Correct Scoreline

Alongside Blackpool’s awful recent form, there are plenty of other reasons why a 2-1 win in Aston Villa’s favour stands out as a logical result.

Both of Villa’s away wins this season have been by this scoreline and have come against other relegation-threatened clubs in the shape of Wolves and Wigan.

Furthermore, all of Blackpool’s last seven games have witnessed a minimum of three goals being scored and over 2.5 goals have been netted in all of their home games this season.

It is 7/1 in the Premier League betting that Aston Villa win 2-1, while it could also be worth a small punt on Gerard Houllier’s side triumphing 3-1 at 16/1.

A £25 stake on the scorecast of Aston Villa winning 2-1 and Darren Bent scoring first would return £500. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.