Aston Villa vs West Brom Betting Tips

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Aston Villa
    West Brom

      Tip Reasoning

      Aston Villa definitely haven’t been as bad as their results suggest. They began their season with a hard fought 1-0 win over Bournemouth before putting in a decent performance in their 1-0 loss against Manchester United.

      Their 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace was unfortunate, with a last minute goal from the host sending them home with nothing.

      They should have played better in their draw against Sunderland to be fair, but last weekend saw bad luck (or bad concentration) strike again. They dominated Leicester in the first half and went 2-0 up in the second half. But Leicester turned on the style in the final 20 minutes and somehow won the game 3-2.

      This leaves them with four points from their opening five games, putting them down in 15th position in the league.

      West Brom sit just above them with five points, and a win on Saturday for either team could see them move into the top half of the table.

      West Brom have had a difficult start to the season, with Manchester City and Chelsea visiting in the opening three games. They lost both of these games, although they were very close to getting a result against the champions in their 3-2 defeat.

      They managed to beat nine man Stoke City, but didn’t look particularly good despite their two man advantage. Their goalless draw at home to Southampton was an equally drab affair, with both teams settling for a point and failing to threaten the goal at all.

      Aston Villa have the advantage historically speaking. They haven’t lost at home to West Brom since 2011, and have won all of their last three games at Villa Park. They’re also playing better than the visitors, and for this reason I think that the hosts will come away with the three points. Odds of 23/20 for this outcome look really good value as well, so that’s what I’m backing.

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