West Brom vs Aston Villa
England – Championship Playoff
Date: Tuesday, 14th May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
West Brom raced to a one-goal lead in the early phase of the first half, in the first leg. For Aston Villa, it being a home leg, the objective was clear – do not concede an away goal.
But suffice it to say – the squad managed to fail at that front within 16 minutes of the tie.
Going on, the confidence of the visitors boosted after acquiring the lead, and they tried to pile on the hosts’ misery. But kudos to them, they managed to stick on.
Late in the second half, it seemed like the guests were taking foot off the gas, and realizing the opportunity, Aston pounced to get back a goal. Within four minutes, they added one more, to get a home win, with a scoreline of 2-1.
West Brom vs Aston Villa Head-to-head (h2h)
- West Brom managed to find the back of the net in the last three games.
- In the last four years, only once has Aston won against this team.
- The last West Brom lost at this venue was back in 2008.
- West Brom scored two or more goals in three of the last five games.
West Brom vs Aston Villa Prediction
West Brom has the upper hand here. They dominated the first leg, and managed to record an away goal. If not for some complacency late in the game, they would have got the win. Still, with their excellent record at home, the team believes they will progress.
It’s been four years since Aston last won against West Brom, and importantly, at this venue, it’s been more than ten years. Moreover, West Brom won the last five home ties on the trot, and scored two or more goals in all of them, and three or more goals in four.
Also take into account that Aston Villa failed to score in two of the last three visits they made to this stadium.
Villa is no light opponent, and the hosts definitely will have to sweat it out on the pitch for the win. But the home advantage, and the away goal tip the scales in the home team’s favor.
West Brom vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Full-time result: West Brom to Win @ 2.40 (7/5)
The Hosts to Qualify @ 3.40 (12/5).