Aston Villa reach 11/4 in Championship Top 6 Finish odds

Aston Villa reach 11/4 in Championship Top 6 Finish odds

Three crucial wins see Championship Top 6 Finish odds set at 11/4 for Aston Villa

As we now see an extremely decisive period in the Championship, almost every team is pitted with something to play for, whether that’s attempts to avoid relegation, intentions of finishing in the automatic promotion places, or hopes of resulting in the top six.

Periods in the season nearly saw Aston Villa down and out in the race for the Championship play-offs, but a surprise run of positive results for The Villains matched with a selection of promotion-chasing sides who started to falter has fallen perfectly in Villa’s favour, with sixth place now just two points away.

Betting on outright results in all major football leagues has become something that most punters indulge in, and the Championship Top 6 Finish odds have easily been one of the markets with the most changes throughout the campaign.

We previously predicted Aston Villa to reach the top six after a promising January transfer window, and they now look set to do exactly that if they can hold their nerve in future weeks.

Without a win in five, Aston Villa went on to win three in succession

Of all sides in the top half of the Championship that technically stand a chance of reaching the top six, Aston Villa began to look like the least likely team to finish the job, with one win in the space of eleven games between the end of December and the end of February appearing to rule out any remaining opportunity.

Looking beyond help, Aston Villa kicked into gear with a draw held away to Stoke City, where they went on to seal important wins over Derby County and Birmingham City. Beating Nottingham Forest 3-1 away from home on Wednesday night only presents their new-found quality and consistency.

Current Championship Top 6 odds are set at 11/4 on BetVictor, previously standing at 11/2 prior to Villa’s meeting with The Tricky Trees. This price has been involved in plenty of changes over past weeks, as large as 10/1 before Villa’s away win over surprisingly solid Birmingham City.

Thrashing Derby County 4-0 at the start of March had an understandably large impact, moving them from 14/1 to 10/1.

Their Championship Top 6 odds were as large as 18/1 dating back to the 25th February, where a frustrating run of results had them drawing with Preston North End, Queens Park Rangers, and Hull City, as well as losing to Swansea City and Wigan Athletic.

Albert Adomah Aston Villa

Albert Adomah hasn’t been Villa’s sole contributor in front of goal this season, with Tammy Abraham, Conor Hourihane, Jonathan Kodjia, Jack Grealish and John McGinn being key.

Jack Grealish return crucial for Aston Villa promotion dreams

From the many variables that have affected Aston Villa in both a positive and a negative way this season, the form of Jack Grealish has set the tempo for a lot of their best performances in the Championship.

When it was confirmed that Jack Grealish was set to return from his recent shin injury, it wasn’t expected that he’d have the impact he’s had, scoring against Derby County and sealing a pivotal winner against Birmingham City in a fixture that he was unlikely to shine in after being punched by an opposing fan.

He wasn’t directly involved in any of the three goals against Nottingham Forest, but he forms an important role in the Villa midfield, and it looks like he could be the difference between now and the end of the term as long as he can avoid another injury.

Watch some of Jack Grealish’s standout performances in a Villa shirt below:


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