There was a huge collective sigh of relief at Selhurst Park on Tuesday as Aston Villa finally stopped the rot with a narrow victory over Crystal Palace and bookies fancy Paul Lambert’s troops to build on that result as they come up against rock-bottom Leicester City this weekend.
Punters fancying the latter can also tackle Winner.com’s 5/1 for it to finish one-each, BetVictor price a score draw at 18/5 and it’s 4/1 via betway for the two teams to be inseparable at the end of each half.
Home supporters of course will wish to back their team but some will understandably exercise caution by either siding with them at 3/10 (bet365) to avoid defeat or heading to Stan James’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market, where Villa are a 4/7 chance.
However, the visitors are on a desperate run at present and tend to struggle on the road so the hosts, buoyed by their midweek success, catch the eye at 29/10 via Ladbrokes to triumph by a one-goal margin.
More accurately, BetVictor chalk Lambert’s charges up at 7/1 to again edge it 1-0 and with Christian Benteke now back amongst the goals, he looks worth an interest at 5/1 courtesy of William Hill to again break the deadlock.
Christian Benteke to score first – 5/1 (William Hill)