ANOTHER important night at both ends of the table in the English Championship with clubs looking to strengthen their title and play-off hopes and others fighting to remain in the league.
Aston Villa have put themselves into a fantastic position with a terrific run of six consecutive wins hoisting them into the play-off spots and they have a great opportunity to strengthen that against relegation-threatened Rotherham.
All six games in the Championship finished over 1.5 goals last night and it's worth doing again tonight. A real shame Sky Bet aren't offering total match goals, they've removed this market which is really disappointing. I'm going to be calling them to find out why as tonight's card looks like it could be laden with goals.
Rotherham vs Aston Villa (7.45pm)
A month ago it was looking like a pipe dream for Aston Villa fans that they would sneak into the playoffs but after 6 consecutive wins its now there's to throw away.
Eighteen points from those last six games has propelled them to sixth in the league and they can move four points clear of seventh-placed with victory tonight against struggling Rotherham.
They scored 18 goals in those six games and with star midfielder and bargain of the century John McGinn pulling the strings in midfield (4 goals in his last 5 matches) you have to fancy Villa to make it seven wins in a row.
Rotherham gave themselves hope with a terrific three points against Forest at the weekend but lets be honest Clydebank could beat Forest at home (Auchinleck tonight will do just fine – Mr F).
There are plenty of goals at the New York Stadium and we all know how unreliable the Villa defence is so I wouldn't be surprised with Villa to win and both teams to score
They'll give Villa a game but the momentum is with the visitors and I'd expect them to make it seven wins in a row. if you want a bit of extra value Villa and over 1.5 match goals is 19-20.
- Aston Villa to Win
- (8-11, bt365) (NAP)
- All six matches over 1.5 goals
- (3-1, Betfred)