West Brom vs Aston Villa – Match Preview

Match Betting Preview - West Brom vs Aston Villa. Friday 7th December 2018, SkyBet Championship, The Hawthorns. Live on Sky Sports Football HD - Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT.

West Brom vs Aston Villa
Friday 7th December 2018
SkyBet Championship, The Hawthorns

Live on Sky Sports Football HD – Kick-Off: 20:00 GMT

West Bromwich Albion will entertain city rivals Aston Villa in what promises to be a fierce derby match in the SkyBet Championship. The leagues two highest scoring sides will clash.

The Baggies will be hoping to bounce back from a frustrating 1-1 draw with Brentford on Monday night. Meanwhile, Aston Villa will be hoping to continue their high scoring form after their dominant 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

West Brom are priced at 13/10 to win in front of a home crowd by SkyBet. The hosts currently boast the league’s best scoring record with 42 goals. 64% of those goals are at the Hawthorns. They have both Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez to help with that stat, who have managed 9 goals each this season. Rodriguez has been getting more game time recently and is 4/1 to score first, the same as the aforementioned Gayle.

Defensively, Darren Moore remains a frustrated man as his side have kept just one clean sheet all season. The Baggies have the worst defensive record in the top six and face the most prolific scorers other than themselves. West Brom to win and both teams to score is a tempting 5/2.

Aston Villa are priced at 19/10 by SkyBet to continue their impressive form. Dean Smith unbeaten five match record, in which they have scored a whopping 17 goals. Amongst the action has been loanee striker Tammy Abraham. The youngster has bagged seven goals in his last four matches and is 11/8 to score anytime.

One stat that won’t please Dean Smith is his clubs record at the Hawthorns, as they have failed to win in their last six visits.

His side will have to get their act together defensively. Along with their impressive scoring has come some pretty torrid defending. They have conceded seven in their last three matches. This match has all the promise for a goal fest. For both teams to score in both halves, SkyBet are offering 11/2.

The referee for this match will be Darren England. The official has averaged  42.3 booking points in his 13 Championship matches. He has also averaged one red card every five matches.

West Brom vs. Aston Villa will be televised in the UK on Sky Sports Football HD and kicks off at 20:00 GMT.

Prediction: West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa 

– Expecting goals but too tough a match to call a winner. Score draw.

Suggested Tips – West Brom vs Aston Villa – (BET365):

  • Correct score: Draw 2-2 – (link no longer available).

 Suggested Tips – West Brom vs Aston Villa – (SKYBET):

  • First Goalscorer (Double Chance) -Jay Rodriguez or Tammy Abraham to score first – 7/4.
  • Correct Score Group Betting – 1-1, 2-2 or 3-3 Draw – 3/1.
  • Both Teams to score in the 2nd Half 13/8.
  • Popular RequestABet – Abraham to score a header and Barnes to score from outside the area – 150/1.
  • RequestABet Specials up to 10/1 – BTTS, 1+ corners each team in each half and 10+ booking points each team – 7/4. (NAP).

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