Aston Villa vs West Brom – Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
The Midlands derby happens to be one of the play-off semifinals with Aston Villa taking on West Brom at Villa Park this weekend. The first leg of the semifinals sees Villa trying to get promoted after three seasons in the Championship. Meanwhile, West Brom have been absent from the Premier League for just one season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Aston Villa lost momentum at a crucial stage as Dean Smith saw the team suffer a 2-1 defeat against Norwich City at home in the final game of the regular season. This was the first defeat for Villa since losing against West Brom in the middle of February.
Derby County dealt a major blow for West Brom’s hopes of avoiding a Midlands derby in the play-off semifinals, as Frank Lampard’s men picked up a 3-1 win at Pride Park. This result prevented West Brom from overtaking Leeds United into the third place.
West Brom were able to pick up a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa in the reverse fixture. Hal Robson-Kanu and Jay Rodriguez scored the goals for Villa. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa come into the game after having lost the opportunity to end the regular season with six consecutive home victories. The loss against Norwich should not be a major blow to Villa’s momentum. They are up against a West Brom team that has struggled on the road of late. The Baggies have been able to pick up just one win in the away matches since March. Our preview would go with a win for West Brom even if the Baggies have dominated games at Villa Park with back-to-back wins.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa vs West Brom draw odds: 3.50
West Brom win odds: 4.60
Correct Score odds
West Brom have not conceded a goal in the last two trips to Villa Park, but this is a completely different Villa outfit in terms of offensive strength. Tammy Abraham is a doubt for the game and this is one of the factors that reduce Aston Villa’s effectiveness going forward. Even then, Villa have been able to score in six consecutive home matches. Even though West Brom are the only team to prevent Aston Villa from scoring at home in 2019 league games, our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Aston Villa 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The Baggies have struggled with a bad defence on the road. The clean sheets against Brentford and Reading do not impress considering the large number of goals shipped against teams like Bristol and Derby County. Even without Tammy Abraham, Villa can be a force at home. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jonathan Kodjia has responded well to the absence of Abraham, as he has come up with three goals in his last four appearances. The 29-year-old has the power and pace to trouble any opponent and West Brom may not be immune. Even if Abraham makes a return, Kodjia’s form makes him our pick in the first goalscorer prediction.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jonathan Kodjia at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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