Aston Villa vs Brentford
English League Championship
Date: Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Wednesday offers us a very interesting encounter between Aston Villa and Brentford. The sides are sitting on top of each other in the table and it will be vital for them to get one over their opponent.
Aston Villa are enjoying a decent start this season. Steve Bruce and his boys have plenty of experience and class and will be looking to take what was taken from them in the playoffs last year- promotion.
The Villans had a decent start sitting on 5th place with 7 points won out of 9 possible. The team lost 2 points last round against Ipswich playing with a man advantage most of the game. Aston Villa couldn’t press their opponents and Ipswich battled to eventual draw.
Brentford did well last year and looks to improve on that performance this campaign. The Bees started well the season having already won 7 points. The team looks sharp and effective up front and can score against any opponent.
Last weekend Brentford took a comfortable 2-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday. The team was in control most of the time and never looked like letting go of the victory. Maupay and Watkins were accurate in front of goal giving their team all the points.
Aston Villa vs Brentford: Head-to-head
- Aston Villa are unbeaten in 5 games in all competitions
- Brentford are unbeaten in 4 games in all competitions
- Last 2 games between the sides at Villa Park both finished as a draw
- Brentford are unbeaten in 4 games against Aston Villa
Aston Villa vs Brentford: Predictions
Aston Villa are highly ambitious and will be looking to take one over a direct rival for promotion. The team plays well at Villa Park and such games should give them advantage if they want to reach promotion.
Brentford are a good side but last year struggled against the top sides especially on the road. The Home side looks like a slight favorite here with a game which may offer a lot of goals.
Aston Villa vs Brentford: Bet Tips
Villa to win at 17/11 (2.55)
BTTS: Yes at 8/11 (1.73)