Only a couple of months ago Aston Villa were very much on a downward spiral and looked likely to end the season in a relegation scrap. How things can change. The Villans have enjoyed a decent finish to the season and with just two games left to play, we believe that they can finish their campaign on something of a high.
The same cannot be said of Blackburn Rovers. Tony Mowbray’s men have struggled since the start of the season and a dismal campaign has left them two points from relative safety with just two games left to play, a precarious situation if ever there was one. Their recent performances have been far from impressive and make mixed reading with just a solitary win from their last ten Championship games, therefore we don’t fancy their chances of adding a second when they welcome Aston Villa to Ewood Park this weekend.
For their part, Aston Villa are enjoying something of a purple patch of late and whilst their hopes of reaching the play-offs never came close to fruition, they have enjoyed some notable wins of late. Of Villa’s last twelve Championship games, the Midlands side have won eight with a single stalemate along the way and whilst their form away from home has been rather indifferent, we don’t believe that they will have too much problem in overcoming a Blackburn Rovers outfit which look destined to life in League One next season.
Indeed whilst Rovers have been having few problems finding the back of the net with goals in all-but three of their last 24 matches across all competitions, it won’t be enough to help them to a share of the spoils and ultimately they will be pushed further into the danger zone on Saturday afternoon.