Brentford vs Aston Villa
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Griffin Park.
It is a clash between two struggling teams when Brentford host Aston Villa for Tuesday’s Championship fixture.
Brentford had a decent start to the season but wear off as we approached December. After managing a meager three wins from the last 12 league games and dropped down to 15th in the standings.
The Bees are coming on the back of two consecutive league defeats, the latest a 2-1 away loss at the relegation threatened Wigan. There is little to write about their home form, as there is only 1 win from their last 8, while they drew 3 and lost 4.
It seems like Aston Villa’s form is back to ground zero as they are without a win in 4 league games. They are 13th in the league table and there is a 9 point gap with the play-off zone.
Steve Bruce has been busy strengthening his squad in the winter transfer window. Barnsley midfielder Conor Hourihane and Icelandic international Birkir Bjarnason are two seasoned campaigners who arrived at the Villa Park in the January. These are clear indications of the fact that the Villans have not given up their ambition to earn promotion back to Premier League this season.
Having said so, Villa’s away record throughout the season is a poor one. They managed to win just twice from the 14 matches so far this season, losing 7. They also found it hard to score goals on the road and are the 7 goals from 14 matches is the lowest in Championship this season.
Brentford vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head stats
The lone meeting between the two sides was in this season’s Championship at the Villa Park. Aston Villa were denied the three points as Jonathan Kodjia’s first half goal was canceled out by an 88th minute equalizer from John Egan.
Brentford vs Aston Villa: Prediction
It is hard to predict the exact full-time result of this particular fixture as both teams are in poor form. However, Aston Villa’s away form suggests that Brentford has a good chance of getting at least a point from this fixture.
Regarding the goal markets, an under 2.5 goals is very much a possibility. This is mainly due to the fact that 12 of 14 away games of Aston Villa has seen fewer than 3 goals.
Brentford vs Aston Villa: Bet Tips
Double Chance – Brentford or Draw at 5/11 (1.45)
Under 2.5 goals at 3/4 (1.76).