Aston Villa - Stoke City Betting Preview: Lambert's men can march on

After two Premier League wins in a row, the Villans are hoping to secure a top-half finish in the Premier League and our tipster likes the home side's chances against the Potters
Aston Villa took a significant stride towards preserving their Premier League status last weekend when they recorded a vital 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Villa Park and Paul Lambert’s men will be hoping to claim another three points when they play host to Stoke City this weekend.

The Villans have enjoyed back-to-back Premier League victories thus far this month and Paul Lambert’s men can be backed at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power to complete the hat-trick by seeing off the Potters here.

Stoke have lost just one of their last seven matches in all competitions so will make the journey to Villa Park in buoyant mood but, as is typical of the Potters, most of their good work thus far this term has been done on home soil.

Indeed, Stoke have failed to win any of their last 13 Premier League matches on their travels and have failed to score in four of their last six matches away from home.

Therefore, it comes as little surprise that Mark Hughes’ side can be backed at a chunky 5/2 (3.50) with Paddy Power to claim maximum points this weekend while the same firm go 23/10 (3.30) that Sunday’s tussle ends in stalemate.

Stoke showed spirit in coming back from a goal down to record a 3-1 victory over West Ham United at Brittania Stadium last weekend but their poor form away from home means that it is difficult to make a case for the Potters against the in-form Villans this weekend.

Paul Lambert’s men will be keen to carry forward the momentum of recent wins against Norwich City and Chelsea and, with a top-half finish a realistic target for the Villa Park club, they can be expected to put in a strong showing against Stoke on Sunday.

The 8/11 (1.73) quote from Paddy Power for Villa to lead at either half-time and full-time looks to be a solid selection this weekend but punters are advised to snap up the generous 11/10 (2.10) quote from Paddy Power for Paul Lambert’s men to emerge victorious at the end of Sunday’s clash.

Aston Villa to win at 11/10 (2.10) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power

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