Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 25th April 2021
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Aston Villa).
This game is the Midlands derby where passions will be running high. Aston Villa still have hopes to finish in a European place and West Bromwich Albion must win as they face relegation.
Aston Villa are in 11th place with 44 points but have some extra games to play, lose another game though and their European hopes could be over. Villa played in midweek and lost 2-1 to Manchester City.
Form has been poor for Dean Smith’s side who have lost 3 of their last four games. However, they have had some very tough games to play including City, they have also had to play Tottenham and Liverpool.
West Bromwich Albion are in 19th place and are 9 points from safety. Their mini revival was ended in midweek as they lost 3-0 at Leicester. Sam Allardyce’s team have now lost 10 games from 16 away from home and have earned just 4 points on the road from their last 15.
Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion: Head-to-Head
- The last time these two teams played at Villa Park was back in 2015 when West Bromwich Albion won 1-0.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Aston Villa beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0.
- 5 of the last 8 meetings has seen over 2.5 goals.
Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion: Prediction
This will be a hotly contested game and we expect it to get quite physical. But Aston Villa will be strong opposition and we expect this to be an exceedingly difficult game for the Baggies.
Villa have the chance to help and relegate their rivals but also West Brom simply have not been good enough especially away from home, they have looked a little tired too and their recent defeat against Leicester did expose this.
Ollie Watkins has had a good season for Villa, and we will back him to get on the score sheet at the weekend and he is very good value.
Aston Villa vs West Bromwich Albion: Bet Tips:
- Aston Villa to beat West Bromwich Albion at 1.91 (10/11)
- Anytime goalscorer: Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa at 2.25 (5/4).