West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th May 2019

Villans to go through to Wembley

Championship Betting

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa Betting Tips – Championship Play-offs, 14th May 20.00pm

Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa do battle in the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night. Villa hold a narrow advantage after a 2-1 win at Villa Park, but the bookies are having a tough time splitting the pair in this one, with both sides available at 17/10 (bet365) to win in the 90 on Tuesday. Can the Baggies turn it around? Will Villa book their place in the play-off final for the second season running? This should be a cracking derby at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa Betting Odds*

West Bromwich Albion 17/10
Draw 5/2
Aston Villa 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 13th, 2019 at 14:33 p.m.)

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West Bromwich Albion News and Form

West Bromwich Albion have been in patchy form of late, losing four of their last eight. Despite making a strong start at Villa Park, with Dwight Gayle giving them a deserved lead after 16 minutes, James Shan’s men fell to a disappointing 2-1 loss to Villa in the first leg on Saturday afternoon.

However, the Baggies will back themselves to turn things around on home soil, as Albion have won each of their last five at The Hawthorns. Meanwhile, West Brom have lost just one of their past eight Championship fixtures on their own patch. Overall, Albion accumulated an impressive 43 home points in the regular campaign, losing just four league games at home all season.

 

Aston Villa to Qualify
Yes2/7
No5/2

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If West Brom are to reach the final, they will have to do without their main man Dwight Gayle, who was sent off at Villa Park for two yellow cards. The Newcastle United loan star has been in prolific form recently, scoring eight times in his last nine appearances. Gayle was threat throughout on Saturday before his sending off. Meanwhile, Hal Robson-Kanu is still suspended, leaving just Jay Rodriguez to lead the line on his own.

The odds are stacked against West Brom, but Shan has a very talented team at his disposal, and the Baggies are capable of turning this around at The Hawthorns. Albion are available at 5/2 to qualify.

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa Head to Head

West Brom picked up four points from their two league fixtures with Villa this term

The pair played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns earlier in the season

Villa have not won at West Brom since a 2-1 Premier League victory back in 2008

The 2-1 reverse in the first leg was Albion’s first loss to the Villans in five

 

Key-Facts – West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa

  • Aston Villa have won five and drawn one of their last six away games
  • West Brom have won five on the spin at The Hawthorns
  • Albion scored 53 home league goals this term, which was the most in the Championship

 

Aston Villa News and Form

Aston Villa showed plenty of character and spirit to come from behind to seal a 2-1 win in the first leg. The Villans could have gone under after Gayle’s early goal, but Dean Smith’s troops rallied, with a thunder strike from Conor Hourihane and a Tammy Abraham penalty giving the Villans a narrow lead at half time in the tie.

Villa are a team in terrific form at the minute, as the club have won 11 of their last 13 games. During that time, they have lost just once, which was to champions Norwich City on the final day of the regular season.

Away from Villa Park, Smith’s team are unbeaten in seven, winning five and drawing two, with the club losing just once on the road since January. Only four sides picked up more away points than the Villans (35), and they will book their place in the Championship final if they avoid defeat on Tuesday evening.

This one really could go either way, but Aston Villa are the odds-on favourites to see the job through at The Hawthorns. This second leg promises to be a memorable encounter in the West Midlands.

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa Tips & Odds

Aston Villa to win at 17/10
Aston Villa 2-1 correct score at 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 13th, 2019 at 14:33 p.m.)

West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa Predictions

Aston Villa win: Villa have looked the real deal under Smith over the last couple of months, and West Brom will have their work cut out in this one. Tuesday’s showdown will no doubt be close, but I fancy the Villans to book their place in the final in style. Check out bet365’s top price of 9/1 for Aston Villa to seal another 2-1 victory over the Baggies.


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