West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa betting tips
This article covers West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa betting tips and predictions.
Also included is a thorough West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa betting preview.
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa: Match details
Match: West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa
Competition: Premier League
Date: December 20, 2020
Kick-off time: 7:15 pm, December 20, 2020 (UK time)
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Betting prediction: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Aston Villa
Sam Allardyce is back in the Premier League as he takes hold of the reigns at West Bromwich Albion.
Big Sam takes charge off the back of a 1-1 draw with Manchester City which left the Baggies in 19th.
Aston Villa remain in a strong position despite being held to a goalless draw with Burnley on Thursday.
Dean Smith’s side are currently 11th but with two games in hand, they could go as high as 2nd with two wins.
West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa: Recommended bets
Ollie Watkins to score first. The 24-year-old has settled in perfectly at Villa Park and has proven to be one of the best signings in the league.
The striker is Villa’s leading goal scorer this season with 8.
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|January 17, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Aston Villa FC||0 - 0||Everton FC|
|January 13, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Aston Villa FC||0 - 0||Tottenham Hotspur FC|
|January 8, 2021||FA Cup 20/21||Aston Villa FC||1 - 4||Liverpool FC|
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|West Bromwich Albion||Aston Villa FC|
|48||Shots on goal||85|
|57||Shots off goal||80|
|38%||Average ball possession||49%|
|1||Shots on post||1|
|11||Goals by foot||23|
|2||Goals by head||5|
|0||Shots on bar||6|
|West Bromwich Albion||Aston Villa FC|
|1.19||Average Goals Scored||1.46|
|December 20, 2020||Premier League 20/21||West Bromwich Albion||0 - 3||Aston Villa FC|
|May 14, 2019||Championship 18/19||West Bromwich Albion||1 - 0||Aston Villa FC|
|May 11, 2019||Championship 18/19||Aston Villa FC||2 - 1||West Bromwich Albion|
|February 16, 2019||Championship 18/19||Aston Villa FC||0 - 2||West Bromwich Albion|
|December 7, 2018||Championship 18/19||West Bromwich Albion||2 - 2||Aston Villa FC|
West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa: Match preview
Sam Allardyce returns to the Premier League just over two years since his departure from Everton.
Slaven Bilic was sacked on Friday despite holding Manchester City to a 1-1 draw.
Allardyce is being tasked with keeping West Brom in the Premier League with the Baggies sat in 19th.
The Midlands club are just three points from safety and they will be hoping for a new manager bounce on the weekend.
Villa frustrated by Burnley
Aston Villa were held to a goalless draw with Burnley on Thursday halting their climb up the table.
Despite being sat 11th, Villa have played two fewer games than most sides and are just six points off of second place.
Dean Smith will be anticipating a tough test on Sunday with the fixture being a Midlands derby and the Baggies having the bounce of a new manager.
West Bromwich Albion team news vs Aston Villa
Sam Field and Hal Robson-Kanu are both close to returning but are due to undergo late tests ahead of the match.
Matheus Pereira misses the game through suspension.
Conor Townsend and Kyle Bartley both remain sidelined.
Aston Villa team news vs West Bromwich Albion
Douglas Luiz and Matty Cash both return from suspension after serving one-match bans.
Ezri Konsa could return from illness but is due to be assessed ahead of the clash.
Ross Barkley is also close to a return but is unlikely to be risked.
Trézéguet and Wesley Moraes both remain sidelined.
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.
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