It is a big Midlands derby to light up Saturday afternoon. The Baggies are still holding their ground in a push for promotion but have won only two of their last six. Can Aston Villa, who have drawn a lot of games lately, break them? Read our Aston Villa v West Brom betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 6/4
West Brom 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)
Aston Villa suffered a late defeat at Brentford in midweek which leaves them with just the one win in their last eight league fixtures. They have put together a four-match undefeated streak at home, but only going W1 D3 in that sequence. Overall this season Aston Villa have produced a W6 D8 L2 record on home soil in the Championship. They have posted a great average of 2.3 goals per home game and have scored at least two goals in each of their last nine at Villa Park.
62% of Aston Villa’s home games this season have ended up over 3.5 goals. Both teams have scored in 81% of Aston Villa’s home fixtures. A huge positive for Aston Villa has been their scoring, as they have hit the back of the net in each and every home league game played. Only two sides in the division have scored more league goals than Aston Villa have. Defensively is where Villa have fallen down because only two sides in the league have conceded more than they have done this season.
There was a 2-2 draw between them at the Hawthorns in December
Each of the last two league meetings have been drawn
Two of the last six meetings only have ended over 2.5 goals
West Brom won their last league visit to Villa Park 1-0
West Brom were involved in an entertaining 2-2 draw at home against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night. That leaves them with a W2 D2 L1 record in their last five league fixtures. Overall this season away from home in the Championship, West Brom are at W8 D3 L4. The Baggies will be looking for their third straight away success in the division, and they have actually won six of their last seven away from the Hawthorns.
So they are a side in pretty decent form at the moment and of course will be up for this big derby match. West Brom have improved to three clean sheets in their last four away games after not managing a single one in their opening 11 away games. West Brom have scored in each of their last 15 league fixtures, including a seven-match scoring streak on their travels. None of West Brom’s last nine away games have ended in a draw. There are still the top scorers in the Championship, and only the top two of Norwich and Leeds have earned more away points then the Baggies have done.
The draw looks a good fit for the Midlands derby here. West Brom don’t look likely to lose, but just aren’t quite delivering enough wins overall in current form. Aston Villa certainly know how to stick in there for a point. Draw in the match outright.
14th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Villains have been edging their way towards the top six in the Championship, starting the weekend four points outside of it. They could give their chances a big boost if they could take down Middlesbrough. Boro are sat in fifth place in the table and have put together a very good unbeaten run of five games. Read our Aston Villa v Sheffield United betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 31/20
Sheff Utd 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 6th, 2019 at 11:32 p.m.)
The Villains have lost one of their last seven league games, but they have been struggling to pick up wins at the same time. The are W2 D4 L2 in their last eight league fixtures. Last weekend they played out a 0-0 draw against the relegation-threatened Reading. Aston Villa have produced a W6 D7 L2 home record this season and they did take a win over Ipswich in their last home fixture. Villa are unbeaten in three on home soil in the Championship (W1 D2).
Villa have scored at an average of over two goals per home game this season, and 60% of their games at Villa Park have made it over 3.5 goals. There have been just the three clean sheets at home from them. Villa have hit the back of the net in all of their league home games this season. Their half time record is great at W7 D7 L1 at Villa Park. They have conceded two-thirds of their home goals in the second period of fixtures. Only the bottom two of Rotherham and Ipswich have worse league defensive records than Villa.
Sheffield United ran out comfortable 4-1 winners over Villa earlier this season
Villa have won just one of their last four against the Blades in all competitions (D1 L2)
Both teams have scored in four of the last five in all competitions
There was a 2-2 draw in last season’s corresponding fixture
The Blades have continued in some good form with only the one loss in their last eight league outings (W5 D2). They start the weekend up in third place in the league and as this is a Friday night fixture, a win will see them move top of the pile on goal difference over Norwich. The Blades have averaged 1.6 goals on their travels this season, with 60% of their road fixtures going over 2.5 goals. Sheffield United have taken a clean sheet in 27% of their away games.
The Blades have taken only the one win in their last four away from Bramall Lane though (D2 L1). Just twice all season have Sheffield United been losing at the halftime break in a league game. On both occasions, they were away from home. They have conceded the opening goal in nine of their fifteen away fixtures this season though. Only two sidehave a better defensive record this season in the Championship than Sheffield United. Both they and Villa have each scored 50 league goals.
This could be a great fixture. Sheffield United have a chance to go top on Friday and with that in mind, they may have an extra pep in their step. There are vulnerabilities in Villa’s defence that the Blades can cut through. Away win.
7th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
This is going to be a top clash for Sunday in the Championship. Leeds start the weekend as the league leaders and have the chance to finish as the Christmas number one in the Championship. That’s a big incentive there. Aston Villa though have strung together a great run of unbeaten form and will throw down a serious challenge. Read our Aston Villa v Leeds betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 19th, 2018 at 5:37 p.m.)
Aston Villa have put together a great seven-match unbeaten streak of form in the Championship. They earned a point from a 2-2 draw against Stoke last weekend. In their last four games the Villains have collected three draws (W1). Their defence has been far from watertight and they have shipped nine goals in their last four games alone. Aston Villa have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five fixtures.
Overall this season their form is W5 D5 L1 for the term and they have remained undefeated in their last six Championship games at Villa Park. Aston Villa have netted in all eleven fixtures this season at home, having produced at least two goals in each of their last four home games. Villa have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three league games though. Over 2.5 goals has turned up in each of Aston Villa’s last six games.
Villa have averaged over two goals per home game this season and 55% of league games at Villa Park have gone over 3.5 goals. Both teams have scored in 73% of matches at Villa Park this season. About two-thirds of the goals they have conceded at home this season have been in the second period of fixtures. They haven’t been behind at the halftime break at Villa Park this season.
Aston Villa took a 1-0 home win over Leeds last season in the Championship
They are unwanted in three league games against Leeds (W1 D2)
Each of the last six league clashes have ended under 2.5 goals
Villa are undefeated in four home games against Leeds
Leeds are W3 D4 L1 in their last eight against the Villains
Leeds start the weekend at the top of the league after a 1 -0 win at Bolton last weekend. It has been a tremendous run of form from them having won five on the bounce. In that sequence of five league wins Leeds have conceded just the one goal. Their away form is a positive W6 D3 L2 record this season. So they do have a lot going for them. They will be looking for their third straight away win.
Their last two away wins were achieved by a 1-0 scoreline. On their league travels this season Leeds have tallied 18 away goals, conceding 12. 55% of their road games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Eight of their eleven away games have been level at the halftime break so that’s been a strong trend. Leeds have found the back of the net each of their last sixteen league games.
They have scored 61% of their away goals after the halftime break in games. They have scored the first goal in five of their away games this term. Only Middlesbrough have a better defensive record in the division than Leeds have. A huge plus for Leeds is that they have the best away record in this season’s Championship.
There is a decent chance at an away win here. Leeds have shown some quality in being able to win tough away games recently. Aston Villa are in good form but have far more defensive issues than the visitors. Away win.
22nd December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
There should be a great encounter in the Midlands derby on Friday night in the Championship. Aston Villa make their way over to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom. The Baggies are have put together a strong season in a push for promotion, but just recently they will have seen some great form coming together from Villa. The visitors suddenly look to be a threat. Read our West Brom v Aston Villa betting tips for more.
West Brom 6/5
Aston Villa 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
West Brom dropped points in a home draw against Brentford last weekend at the Hawthorns. They had been on a three-match winning streak before that. The draw against Brentford also left them with a W6 D2 L2 record at the Hawthorns this term in the second tier. West Brom are the current top scorers in the Championship and on home soil they have come up with an average of 2.7 goals per game. It has played a big part in 70% of their home games going over the 2.5 goal line. While their scoring has been strong, they have struggled to earn clean sheets having picked up just the one on home soil all season long. They don’t have a clean sheet in any of their last five home league fixtures. West Brom have scored in each of their ten home fixtures this term though.
Home and away they have no clean sheet in eleven league games. 74% of West Brom’s home goals this season have been scored in the second half of matches. They have been level at the half time break in half of their ten home games this season, while they have come up the first goal in all but three of their home fixtures. With Villa’s form on the rise, a home win in this one would see the Baggies at least keep a positive game between themselves and their rivals. West Brom are four points clear of the Villains going into the game.
This is the first meeting since the 2015/16 EPL
In the last meeting at the Hawthorns there was a 0-0 draw
Three of the last four meetings have ended under 1.5 goals
West Brom are W2 D1 L1 in their last four against Villa in the league
The Baggies are unbeaten in six at home against Villa in all competitions
Villa took an impressive 3-0 win at Middlesbrough last weekend and that extended some terrific form which Dean Smith’s men have been on lately. After all their struggles this season they have hit top gear and have gone to a W4 D1 record in their last five games. That has seem them head into the weekend now just three points outside of the top six. Out on the road the Villains have produced a W3 D3 L4 record so far. The notable feature about their upturn in form is their high-scoring output. They have fired off 17 goals in their last five league games now. Aston Villa have produced at least two goals in each of their last five games
That impressive run of scoring form has helped them move to an average of 1.5 goals scored per away game this term. 60% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and also a factor in that has been the fact that Villains have only pikced up the two clean sheets away from home so far.The positive is, is that those two clean sheets have been in their last two league away games at Derby and Middlesbrough, two of the current top seven. The Villains have been level at the halftime break in six of their ten road games and 60% of villa’s away goals this season have been after the halftime break. Both teams have scored in 70% of Aston Villa’s away games and they have scored the opening goal in five of their ten road games.
Aston Villa have done so well in front of goal lately and have certainly started to put things together so well. They will face a stern test at the Hawthorns though and we are going to shade things towards the Baggies who have come back into form well. West Brom to win by a one-goal margin.
5th December 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Aston Villa finally seem to be coming to life having found some recent winning form in the Championship. So they are definitely on the up at the moment and will look to challenge Boro at the Riverside on Saturday evening. Boro are no pushovers, of course, heading into the weekend in third place and on a good unbeaten streak of form. Read our Middlesbrough v Aston Villa betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 28th, 2018 at 3:55 p.m.)
Middlesbrough earned a point from a midweek trip to Preston which leaves them unbeaten in seven. They are W3 D4 in that sequence of fixtures. Overall this season at the Riverside Boro have posted a W5 D3 L1 record and they are unbeaten in their last three there, winning two. Just 11% of their home games have made it over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 4:24 pm) and that looks a great place to start for Middlesbrough v Aston Villa predictions. Each of Middlesbrough’s last eight home games have gone under 2.5 goals
Boro have conceded just the three goals at the Riverside this season in total, which tallies up to a clean sheet in 78% of their home fixtures. They have two clean sheets in their last three. 56% of their home games have been won to nil. Middlesbrough to win to nil is at 12/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 4:24 pm). Seven of their ten home goals this season have appeared in the first half of matches so there’s been a big trend there. Home and away Boro are on a five-match scoring streak in the league. Four of their eight home games have been at 0-0 at halftime
Boro and Villa met five times last season
Along with league meetings, there met in the championship playoffs and the EFL Cup
Villa won 1-0 twice at the Riverside last season
There were just four goals in the five meetings last season
Villa earned a clean sheet in four of the five meetings last season
Villa went W2 D2 L1 against Boro last term
Villa were involved in a crazy 5-5 draw at home against Nottingham Forest in midweek, Tammy Abraham scoring four. That leaves them W3 D1 in their last four. Aston Villa produced a 3-0 win in their last away games out at Derby, a good result against a strong side. That victory snapped them out of a three-match losing streak away from home too. Aston Villa haven’t been great on the road with just a W2 D3 L4 record having been posted in the Championship away from Villa Park. They have produced 12 goals in their nine away games, conceding 13 and 56% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have been vulnerable at the back as 78% of their away games has seen both teams score.
The Villains have conceded 62% of their away goals in the first half of games and yet they have been level at halftime in six of their nine road fixtures. Four of those halftime draws were 1-1 scorelines. The halftime draw is at 21/20 odds and a good proposition* (betting odds taken on November 28th, 2018 at 4:24 pm). In just 11% of their away games in the second tier this season, Aston Villa have banked a clean sheet. They have scored the opening goal in four of their away fixtures. The Villains have lost three of their four away games against sides currently in the top eight this season (W1).
Villa clearly had the better of things last season against Boro but they haven’t delivered the away form this season. Middlesbrough have been a tough beast at the Riverside and the narrow home win gets our nod.
29th November 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Villains looked as if they were starting to turn their fortunes around just before the international break as they picked up back to back wins. They get back into action with a tough Midlands derby. Birmingham are right there level on points with their rivals in the middle of the Championship table. Read our Aston Villa v Birmingham betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 17/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 20th, 2018 at 8:13 p.m.)
Aston Villa produced back to back wins in the Championship before heading into the international break. Their last game was a fantastic 3-0 success on the road at Derby. That was the second time this season only that the Villains had managed to win back to back league games. Villa are unbeaten in three on home soil, winning their last two with a clean sheet. Aston Villa to win to nil is at 2/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 8:14 pm). Each of Villa’s last three home wins have been with a clean sheet so there is a trend.
In their eight home games in the Championship, the Villains have come up with the fifteen goals. That has helped them to a W4 D3 L1 record for the season at Villa Park. They have hit the back of the net in all of their home games thus far. 80% of the goals that Villa have conceded at home this season have been in the second half of games. So that should lean towards the half-time draw offering some decent appeal in the game at 6/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 8:14 pm).
Villas have won their last three at home against Birmingham to nil
Villa are unbeaten in their last 12 league games at the Blues (W8 D4)
Both teams have scored in just one of the last five meetings in all competitions
Birmingham have failed to score in four of the last five against Villa
The Blues last won at Villa Park in the 2004 top flight
Birmingham had a ding-dong battle in a 3-3 draw with Hull in their last Championship fixture. High scoring games has been a feature for them recently. That draw leaves the Blues with a good W4 D1 L1 record in their last six fixtures and they have need at least two goals in all but two of their last six. They have earned only the one clean sheet in their last eight though. Both teams to score is at 5/6 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 8:14 pm)
Birmingham’s away form in the Championship this season is W2 D3 L3. It is well worth a look at their form against sides in the top half of the table. The Blues are just W1 D6 L2 in nine game against top-half of the table sides. Birmingham have come up with an average of less than a goal per away games. 71% of their away goals have been scored in the first half of games. 78% of their away goals conceded have been in the second half. They have struck the back of the net in each of their last nine league games. In the correct score market the 1-1 draw is at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 8:14 pm)
Villa have been good enough on home soil and have had a bit of momentum behind them, enough to go and get a win on the board in this one. It will probably only be by the one-goal margin though as they do look evenly matched.
22nd November 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Friday night action from the Championship sees two sides struggling for form go head to head. They have both lost their last two league games and only two points separated them in the bottom half of the table. So both of them could really use the massive boost of three points from this clash. Can Villa’s superior scoring power win out? Read our Aston Villa v Bolton betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 2/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 30th, 2018 at 7:43 p.m.)
Things haven’t changed much since Dean Smith took over from Villa as they have lost their last two and are W1 L2 since the new boss came in. But they get back to home soil this weekend after losing at Norwich and QPR over the last week or so. They have lost back to back games and have claimed just the one league win in their last seven. Villa’s home form this season reads W3 D3 L1. They beat Swansea 1-0 in their last home fixture.
Actually, there has been a trend of tight margins as each of Villa’s last four games (W1 L3) have been settled by a one-goal margin. A top betting tip, therefore, is an Aston Villa to win by a 1 goal margin at 11/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 30th, 2018 at 7:48 pm). The Villains have scored in all seven home games this term, averaging 1.8 goals per home fixture. There is a clear trend in that they haven’t been losing at half time in any home game this season so the Villa/Villa half-time/full-time bet could appeal.
Currently, Villa are eight points worse off than at this stage of last season’s run in the Championship. They only have the two clean sheets overall (home and away) but those were both in victories at home over Rotherham and Swansea. Aston Villa to win to nil is at 5/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 30th, 2018 at 7:48 pm). Villa have conceded 80% of their home goals after the half time break and four of those eight in the final fifteen minutes. The Villains have scored first in five of their seven home games this season. An Aston Villa 1-0 correct score is at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 30th, 2018 at 7:48 pm)
There was a home win for each in last season’s Championship meetings
Things are even with two wins each in the last four meetings
Each win recorded in the last seven league meetings (6) have been by a 1 goal margin
Four of the last seven meetings in all competitions have ended in an away win
Just three of the last eight have made it over 2.5 goals
There was another defeat for Bolton on the weekend as they went down at home against Hull, which also, like Villa, leaves them with back to back league defeats. The Trotters have picked up just the one point in their last five league fixtures, collecting just one win in their last eleven. As a positive though in among all of that, they have earned more points away from home this season than on home turf, with a W2 D3 L2 record on their travels. Overall home and away Bolton have produced just eleven goals this season.
The Trotters have failed to hit the back of the net in 43% of their road games and each of their last four on the road have produced fewer than three goals. Under 2.5 goals is at even money odds* (betting odds taken on October 30th, 2018 at 7:48 pm) and is a strong betting tip for Aston Villa v Bolton betting. Of the goals they have conceded on their travels, 62% of them have come in the first half of matches. Bolton are eight points better off than they were at this stage of last season, so there is some kind of positive there. A win in this fixture puts them a point clear of the Villains.
This may be a tight and low-scoring affair between them. Bolton don’t carry a huge attacking threat and the scoring power of Villa should secure them the home win. But the one-goal margin victory for the Villains does have appeal.
30th October 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Robins have hit a sticky patch for the season after their barnstorming start. They have lost their last two now so need to come up with a response. They get a home game on Friday night against an Aston Villa who have fallen a bit short of expected standards with wins having been hard to come by. Read our Bristol City v Aston Villa betting tips for more.
Bristol City 6/4
Aston Villa 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 26th, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.)
The Robins were on a great four-match winning streak in the league, but have just slipped back a bit. They have lost their last two league games, both of which were out on the road though at West Brom and Wigan. They get back to home soil where they have won their last two so that could be the boost that they need. Overall their form at Ashton Gate Reads W2 D1 and they have scored five goals in their last two home games. We are going over 2.5 goals at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken from September 27th, 2018 at 3:00 pm).
71% of the goals that Bristol City have scored this season have been after the halftime break. Andreas Wiseman has been their go-to man so far this season with five goals on the board, although four of those have been away from home. We are going to take a look at both teams to score at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken from September 27th, 2018 at 3:00 pm) for our Bristol City v Aston Villa predictions.
A lot more was expected of Aston Villa this season. They opened with back to back wins but have since managed just the one win in their last seven played (D4 L2). So it’s not happening for them and last weekend they suffered a home loss against Sheffield Wednesday. The Villa defence has been leaky this season and there should be enough for Bristol City to get at them. We see the appeal in a Bristol City 2/1 win at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken from September 27th, 2018 at 3:00 pm).
The Villains are winless in their last three road games in the league (D2 L1) and overall home and away this season they have managed to take just the one clean sheet. Two-thirds of their goals away from home have cropped up in the second half of matches. They have conceded 71% of their away goals in the first half of matches. They have been level at the break in three of their four away games this season, two of those 1-1. The 1-1 halftime correct score option is at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken from September 27th, 2018 at 3:00 pm). Villa starts just the point behind City so would lose big ground if they were to suffer a defeat on Friday night.
Aston Villa definitely came out on top in last season’s Championship meetings between the two clubs. After a 1-1 draw on the road, they posted a big 5-0 home win over the Robins. In the four previous Championship meetings between the two of them, Villa are W1 D1 L1 against Bristol City.
Bristol City’s home form has been there and they are going to be keen to get back to winning ways with a big performance here. The Villains are shaky and unreliable at best and the powerful Bristol City attack can carve out enough chances to win this.
27th September 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Blackburn have had a solid start to the new Championship season as they are sitting in mid-table but just had a five-match undefeated streak of form broken. They will be looking to avoid another loss as they get a tricky game against Aston Villa on the weekend. The Villains are sat level on points with Rovers, not having gotten up the big head of steam that they were expected to have had. Read our Blackburn v Aston Villa betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 8/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)
Solid enough stuff from Blackburn then who had a five-match undefeated streak of form from the start of the season, snapped in a heavy defeat out at Bristol City just before the international break. They are W1 D2 at Ewood Park for the term and have a clean sheet in two of those three. So there is reason to suspect that this is going to be a low scoring game and under 2.5 goals is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.).
Rovers have returned just the three goals on home soil so far this season and have conceded the two. Top scorer for them is Charlie Mulgrew so he is going to be worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market from their end. Blackburn to win by a one-goal margin is at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.) if you were thinking of backing the home team. Coming back after the break having suffered their first league loss of the season will be a test of their character.
It has really not happening for Aston Villa at the moment, despite still being fancied for a run at promotion. Things just are n’t going their way after a bright start to the season. They won their opening two games, scoring three goals in each and then it has been downhill since. They have D3 L1 in their last four league games and just before the international break they were torn apart in a 4-1 loss against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. That was a tough one for them and it just highlighted more defensive problems.
Villa haven’t taken a clean sheet this season and that’s a problem. Still, they have been producing in front of goal themselves and therefore both teams to score is at 4/5 odds and worth a poke* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). That’s a decent Blackburn v Aston Villa betting tip. The Villains are averaging just under two goals per game this season but they have the worst defensive record of the top fourteen teams in the Championship ahead of the next round of action. They need to find their feet but could face a really testing time at Ewood Park on the weekend.
Blackburn and Aston Villa traded home wins in the Championship last season, both of those being won by a one-goal margin. The home side has won seven of the last eight fixtures between these two (D1) so there is a pretty strong trend towards Rovers if you look at that. Both teams have scored in all but one of the last six meetings. Blackburn are W2 D1 in their last three home games against Villa.
There has to be a decent chance of Blackburn producing something in what is likely going to be a low-scoring tight game. Rovers have held their own well enough and can sneak past the visitors. They are worth a look in the match outright.
13th September 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Villains have made a strong start to the new season having picked up seven points from their three games. They were always expected to be up there in a title race this season again. They will get a solid test in this one against a Brentford side who have started just as well and who have received plenty of backing to win this season’s Championship. Read our Aston Villa v Brentford betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.)
No complaints about Villa’s form then with two wins and a draw to start their season. They opened with a good 3-1 away win at Hull and then edged their way past Wigan in their first home game. They were back out on the road on the weekend when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Ipswich. They did get in an extra EFL Cup match during midweek as well which they won 1-0 out at Yeovil. So while the goals have been there for Villa they are still searching for their first clean sheet in the league and while that goes on we are looking at both teams to score in our Aston Villa v Brentford betting tips for 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.).
The Villains posted a W10 D4 L9 record on their travels in the Champions last season but without question their away form fell away at the end of the season winning one of their last five. So their success at Hull would have given them a good start to life on the road this season. In the first goalscorer market they have Jonathan Kodjia up there at the head of the market at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.). He is looking for his second league goal of the season after getting the opening goal of their game at Ipswich on the weekend. Two of their three league games then this season have gone over 2.5 goals and we are going to expect that trend to continue.
Punters have clearly liked what they have seen so far from Brentford as they have taken backing to win the league this season. They opened with a big 5-1 win over Rotherham before playing out a 1-1 draw at Stoke. They then took a solid 2-0 home win over Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday. Like Villa, they also had an EFL Cup last week, which they won 4-2 out at Southampton. So the goals have been flowing very well from them and they have both Ollie Watkins and Neal Maupay with three league goals each this season. Maupay is at 7/4 and Watkins at 9/4 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.).
Over 2.5 goals is at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 19th, 2018 at 8:02 p.m.) for this fixture and it does look as if there is a decent chance of goals flying around. Brentford have produced more shots than Villa have done this season as well as having earned a lot more possession than the Villains have done over their respective three games. Six of Brentford’s seven league goals this season have come from open play and they look as if they will be a big threat to the home side. The Bees finished ninth in the Champions last season and the produced a W9 D4 L10 record on their travels.
Last season there was four points for Brentford from their two meetings with the Villains. They are actually undefeated in their last four Championship fixtures against the Villains with a W2 D2 record so they have done well. The last two league games between them at Villa Park have both ended in drawn fixtures.
This should be a pretty even contest between two solid teams. Neither have quite nailed the defensive side of things yet and we have to look over 2.5 goals in our Aston Villa v Brentford betting tips. As for a winner, we are just going to lean on home advantage nicking it.
22nd August 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting