Kick-off: 2000, 07/12/2018
Stadium: The Hawthorns
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for West Brom vs Aston Villa
Aston Villa are now playing some great football under Dean Smith and our Trueform chart suggests they are a value bet to beat West Brom at The Hawthorns.
Villa have scored 17 goals in their last five Championship fixtures, picking up 13 points out of a possible 15 during that hot streak.
The Baggies are also among the best teams in this division, so this won’t be easy, but 2/1 for an away win is tempting enough to be our first West Brom vs Aston Villa prediction.
A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds
West Brom were superb when beating Leeds 4-1 at this venue a month ago and built on that by prevailing 2-1 at both Ipswich and Swansea.
However, the Baggies were made to pay for some wasteful finishing when held to a 1-1 draw here by Brentford on Monday night.
Jay Rodriguez missed an early open goal, while Hal Robson-Kanu headed wide and Matt Phillips hit the bar in the opening period.
Albion did go ahead through Harvey Barnes on 77 minutes, but Lewis MacLeod’s injury-time header denied them victory.
Darren Moore said: “I’m pleased with the performance – it was a dominant display – but the goal we conceded, you’re never too happy.”
This should be another open encounter, so 15/4 for an away win and both teams to score takes the eye from the West Brom vs Aston Villa odds.
A Look At Aston Villa’s Betting Odds
Aston Villa followed up convincing wins over Bolton, Derby and Birmingham with a topsy-turvy 5-5 draw against Nottingham Forest but put in a complete performance when prevailing 3-0 at Middlesbrough.
Boro had only conceded three times in nine previous home matches but James Chester, Tammy Abraham and Glenn Whelan doubled that tally.
Smith said: “We played very well, started on the front foot and controlled possession.
“Defensively we were on the front foot. We wanted to play the game in their half. They found it difficult to break us down.
“I said the Forest game was a freak, but I have four clean sheets from the eight we have played, I am happy with that.”
Keeping out West Brom will be tough but the feeling is that Villa’s high-pressing tactics can upset the hosts and prove decisive in this intriguing Midlands derby.
Let’s add 21/2 for a 2-1 away win to our West Brom vs Aston Villa betting tips.
WEST BROM 1-1 Brentford – Harvey Barnes
Middlesbrough 0-3 ASTON VILLA – James Chester, Tammy Abraham, Glenn Whelan
Head-to-head: West Brom 0-0 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 0-1 West Brom
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