Aston Villa – Brentford betting tips for today, August 22, 2018.
Football: England – Championship
Match Result: 2:2 WON!!!
|It will be a clash of unbeaten sides when Aston Villa (fifth, seven points) host Brentford (fourth, seven points) in the Championship.|
|After starting the season with two consecutive wins, Villa were then held to a 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town last weekend. That was their fourth consecutive match in which they failed to pick up a clean sheet – their longest run since August 2017.|
|The Villans have lost only once at home in 17 league games including play-offs (W11, D5, L1). However, they remain winless against Brentford in four Championship matches (D2, L2) and have last defeated them in any competition way back in 1953.|
|The visitors have lost only once in their last 12 Championship matches (W6, D5, L1), during which they have scored at least once in 11 matches. However, they have never won away at Villa in six matches in all competitions (D4, L2).|
|The attacking nature of Brentford stands out this season, with the Bees managing 14 attempts on goal in each of their last two league matches. With 12 goals in four matches this season, they have hit the ground running already.|
|Players to watch: John McGinn (AST) has two assists in his last two matches, while Neal Maupay has been directly involved in six of Brentford’s eight goals this season (three goals, three assists).|
|Stat attack: In five of the last six home league matches for Villa, there have been under 2.5 goals scored.|
|In six of the last seven matches between these sides, there have been under 2.5 goals scored.|
|Villa lost only twice at home in 23 matches last season (W14, D7, L2)|
|There have been under 2.5 goals scored in the last nine away league games for Brentford.|
|Brentford have scored 68% of their goals in the second half in their away matches last season.|
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