West Brom v Aston Villa Prediction & Betting Tips, 7th December 20185th December 2018 / lee
West Brom v Aston Villa Championship Preview, 7th December 8.00pm
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 v Aston Villa Betting Odds*
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 News and Form
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.
West Brom v Aston Villa Head to Head
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
Aston Villa News and Form
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.
West Brom v Aston Villa Tips & Odds
Who will win – West Brom v Aston Villa Predictions
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.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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