It’s been a tough start to life back in the Premier League for Villa so far this season. One win and three losses – although one of these would have been a draw, had we not seen one of the worst refereeing decisions in Premier League history – sees Villa currently sitting in 18th place, just inside the relegation zone.
It’s no time for panic though. One win would see us significantly climb up the table and would supply the team with a lot of confidence. And what a time it would be to get it!
The season may only be four games old, but it’s already been a mixed bag for Villa so far. There’s been plenty of positives individually and collectively, alongside a fair amount of frustration. Amongst the highs and lows so far, one factor has began to look apparent on occasion, and that is our dedication to Smith’s 4-3-3 formation of choice. It is only early doors but in its current form it has left us looking a bit open and prone to the better quality of opponent that we’re now coming up against on a weekly basis.
We are back! After a break in the betting series as there’s normally little value to be found… we’re now back to domestic action with a full compliment of fixtures to choose from.
Prior to the break we found ourselves a little unlucky on the 13/2 4-fold (+5% boost with our partners FansBet) as Hartlepool made their 660 mile round-trip to Yeovil count with a 2-1 win – and in doing so dashed our dreams of profitville.
Today we’ve got a few more tips lined up for you along with our Villa Specials – the Albion and Blues to lose and the Villa to win looks a good one!
There’s clearly been a lot of positives at the club over the past year or so; the NSWE takeover, one of our own Dean Smith coming aboard and steering the club to promotion, mouth-watering commercial deals being locked up by Purslow, the summer spending spree and just the overall buzz around the ground on match day. Everything has gone near on perfect except one thing – Kappa.
One thing is for sure… we’re no longer getting on Mansfield! They were one of my tips to go well in League Two this season and after a bumpy start I thought that their fightback from 2-0 down against Morecambe to land a point and the win at Carlisle might’ve been a turning point. And despite then slipping to a midweek defeat versus Leyton Orient, I was confident that they’d bounce back at home to Stevenage before playing out an uncharacteristic goalless draw. No more ‘to win’ money on them… but they are usually good for a goal!
This week we’ve got the usual 5-fold and 4-fold acca’s along with the BTTS 6-fold. Added in for good measure is a couple of Heart of the Holte ‘Villa Specials’ ahead of our trip to Crystal Palace plus some succulent boosts by our partners over at FansBet.