The Championship is renowned as one of the most unpredictable leagues in Europe and England’s second division has certainly not disappointed in 2017/18. While, after 42 of 46 matches, Wolverhampton Wanderers have dominated proceedings, and are likely to gain automatic promotion to the Premier League as champions, the other two berths are far from being decided and a fascinating final few weeks are on the horizon.

Aston Villa are one of the teams that are still pushing for second place as they target getting back into the Premier League after two seasons away. Steve Bruce has done a marvellous since taking over in October 2016, and his signing of the massively experienced John Terry have proven a masterstroke. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, on loan from Manchester United, has also been a great addition and Villa have conceded under a goal a game on average. With 66 goals scored also, they are well on the way to finishing at least their current position of fourth, and if they do will be among the favourites to advance from the play-offs.



Leeds United are their opponents on Friday night at Villa Park and the Yorkshire club are looking to end a dire run of form. The season began with so much excitement and expectation, but things soon turned sour under Thomas Christiansen, who was sacked in February. His replacement, Paul Heckingbottom, has won just two of his 12 games, and finishing in the top six is out of the question.

United have won just once in eight fixtures and are unlikely to finish much higher than their position of 14th – their plight is displayed in the fact that they have recorded just three clean sheets in 2018.

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Their visitors could do with a win desperately and Leeds are 6.50 to do so, with a draw 4.40. There are many other ways to bet on this game at Tipbet apart from the outright match winner markets, and these can be found here.