In the past couple of weeks Aston Villa have topped the Championship current form table, which is calculated based on the last six games. It was a stark contrast to the form in January, that saw Villa rooted at the bottom of the table in terms of form. In fact, they were the worst team in all four leagues in terms of results.
Since MOMS last looked at the current form table, Villa have played two games at Villa Park against Norwich and QPR, and won them both. No movement in the form table was expected, so there was a bit of a surprise to suddenly see Paul Lambert’s Wolves pip Bruce’s men for top spot.
Championship Current Form Table
Since losing 2-1 to Reading and drawing 0-0 with Ipswich, Lambert’s Wolves haven’t looked back with five wins on the trot – including away wins at Fulham and Brentford.
A win away to Bristol City today would make it six wins out of six and cement their position at the top of the current form league. Villa would then have to win their next game (if they have already bagged three points at Burton) to have a chance of snatching back top spot, as they also would then also have a six wins out of six record.
While it’s a minor sideshow to the table proper, Villa will have to stay in the top two in the current form table to have any chance of the play-offs, so it’s always worth keeping tabs on.
The main two teams they have to overhaul – Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham – are 10th and 12th respectively on current form. They might need to drop a bit further, but it certainly could get very interesting after this weekend, if Villa win and Newcastle can at least beat Wednesday in their fixture.
Villa have already dropped from 100/1 to 66/1 to 50/1 for the play-offs. Will they drop even more after today?
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