Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion - Match Preview

Aston Villa v West Brom

The regular season might be over in the Championship however, the fight for the last remaining Premier League spot goes on.

PaddyPower Pre-Match Odds: Aston Villa 10/11, Draw 23/10, West Brom 3/1*

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Following some strong results over the past few months, both Aston Villa and West Brom have been able to secure places in the Championship play-offs. 

The two Birmingham enemies now meet in the first semi-final as both look for a return into the top flight. 

With the exception of their last two games, Aston Villa have been in sensational form. Before their 1-1 draw with Leeds United, the Villains were on a run of ten straight victories. 

Steve Bruce will be hoping his side can replicate such form in the play-offs as they look to return to the top flight after a three year absence.

West Brom, on the other hand, will be looking to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking following their relegation last season. 

The Baggies are also in decent form having won six of their last ten league games. However, in their last outing, James Shan’s men did suffer a 3-1 loss to Derby County – a loss that cost West Brom a third place finish. 

Looking at the betting, it’s clear that the bookmakers have taken West Brom’s away struggles under consideration having priced the visitors at 3/1. 

The Albion boast a superior head to head record however, their form on the road is concerning. With that in mind, the recommendation is to back the hosts to win by a margin of one goal. 

Recommendation
Aston Villa to win by a margin of one goal – 11/4 bet365*

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Simulation

West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa

There is a 28.6% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Aston Villa, at 41.9%, are solid favorites to beat West Bromwich Albion who have a 29.5% chance.

In simulation wins, West Bromwich Albion upsets Aston Villa by averaging 8.7 shots and 3.4 shots on goal.

They average 2.2 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.6 in simulation losses.

Overall, the average simulation score is Aston Villa 1.4 to West Bromwich Albion 1.2.

League Table

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Head To Head Comparison

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