Match Preview: Aston Villa 2-1 West Brom Prediction and Betting Tips | England (Championship)

Aston Villa – West Brom betting tips for today, May 11, 2019

Kick-off: 12:30 Aston Villa – West Brom
Football: England – Championship
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

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Aston Villa recovered from a terrible start to the regular season to finish in fifth place, after Dean Smith took the helm when they were in 15th. However to make the playoff final once again, Villa must overcome a WBA side that they have failed to beat in both meetings this term (D1, L1).
Not a team to mess about, a majority of Villa’s league victories this season have come by at least a two-goal-margin (55%), although they have not achieved that at Villa Park in any of their last four outings.
Only two Championship sides have scored more than Villa’s 82 goals this league campaign, whilst of those goals, a sizeable 60.98% of them came here at Villa Park. However one of those two teams that bagged more than the ‘Villains’ goal tally was their Midlands neighbours WBA (87), although just 39.08% of their goals arrived on the road.
Despite the fact WBA are unbeaten in four of their last five Championship matches (W3, D1, L1), they are winless in four away from home (D1, L3). A worrying trend for the ‘Baggies’ is that they have conceded at least twice in five of their last seven away games (2.0 conceded per match average).
Players to watch: Fully rested over the weekend, Villa’s top-scorer Tammy Abraham (25 goals) returns to the fray – nine of his goals were the match opener. Meanwhile, WBA’s Dwight Gayle (23) is without a goal in three matches, after scoring six in his three prior appearances.
Stat attack: Thirteen of Villa’s last 15 Championship home games have produced over 2.5 total goals.
Both sides have each received 13 yellow cards and one red across the last six H2Hs (2.33 cards per match average).
Four of WBA’s last six matches have produced over 3.5 total goals.

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