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Brentford vs Aston Villa: Bees backed to sting former boss

Kick-off: 1945, 13/02/2019

Stadium: Griffin Park

TV: Sky Sports

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What Trueform says for Brentford vs Aston Villa

Brentford suffered a first defeat in 11 games at Nottingham Forest on Saturday but are fancied to bounce back by beating Aston Villa in the Championship.

The Bees will be seeking a fifth straight home win and can hopefully take advantage of Villa’s often fragile defence at Griffin Park.

Add on the incentive of facing former boss Dean Smith and we’re firmly behind the hosts at 11/10 for our opening Brentford vs Aston Villa prediction.

A Look At Brentford’s Betting Odds

Sergi Canos netted in the 89th minute to ensure a nervy finish at the City Ground, but Brentford ultimately fell to a 2-1 defeat.

However, Forest had earlier relied on Costel Pantilimon to make a number of important saves, while Romaine Sawyers hit the post in another positive performance from the Bees.

Thomas Frank said: “I think in this recent run we have been seeing some outstanding performances. Not in all of our games, but some of the performances have been really up there.

“The next step for the team is to ensure that, not on a bad day, but on an average day, you still need to find a way to play more cleverly and more solidly and get something from the game.”

Brentford’s last couple of league displays at this venue have been outstanding, though, beating Stoke 3-1 and Blackburn 5-2.

Looking at the Brentford vs Aston Villa odds, there is value appeal in 18/5 for a home win and over 3.5 goals in the game again.

A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds

Villa deserve plenty of credit for a thrilling comeback against Sheffield United last Friday, when recovering from 3-0 down with 10 minutes to play to snatch a draw.

An 82nd-minute header from Tyrone Mings gave Villa a lifeline, Tammy Abraham bagged his 20th goal of the season and then Andre Green headed home the equaliser four minutes into stoppage time.

Smith insisted: “What it does prove is that we have a lot of fighting spirit in the dressing room.”

However, he also admitted the Midlands outfit “still have a lot to work on” after being outplayed by the Blades for much of that contest.

We just think that Brentford’s slick passing and movement may prove too much for the visitors to cope with, even if they will again be a threat going forward themselves.

Let’s finish off our Brentford vs Aston Villa betting tips by taking 12/5 for a home win and both teams to score.

Additional stats

Last result:

Nottm Forest 2-1 BRENTFORD – Sergi Canos

ASTON VILLA 3-3 Sheff Utd – Tyrone Mings, Tammy Abraham, Andre Green

Head-to-head: Aston Villa 2-2 Brentford, Brentford 2-1 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 0-0 Brentford, Brentford 3-0 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 1-1 Brentford

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