West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

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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

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WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: A corner flag is pictured inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Everton at The Hawthorns on December 26, 2017 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Aston Villa

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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.

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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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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa scores a penalty for his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on December 12, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 12: Anwar El Ghazi of Aston Villa scores a penalty for his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa at Molineux on December 12, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa – recent form and head to head statistics

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Last 5 games for West Bromwich Albion
January 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 2 - 3 West Bromwich Albion
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Blackpool 2 - 2 West Bromwich Albion
January 2, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 4 Arsenal FC
December 29, 2020 Premier League 20/21 West Bromwich Albion 0 - 5 Leeds United
December 27, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Liverpool FC 1 - 1 West Bromwich Albion
Last 5 games for Aston Villa FC
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
January 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
December 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Chelsea FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa FC
West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa FC Premier League 20/21 form
West Bromwich Albion Aston Villa FC
18 Matches played 15
2 Matches won 8
138 Goal attempts 226
48 Shots on goal 85
57 Shots off goal 80
63 Corner kicks 109
38% Average ball possession 49%
33 Shots blocked 61
26 Cards given 31
226 Free kicks 268
36 Offsides 27
1 Shots on post 1
11 Goals by foot 23
2 Goals by head 5
14 Goals scored 29
41 Goals conceded 16
0 Shots on bar 6
West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
West Bromwich Albion Aston Villa FC
26 Matches 26
13 Home Matches 13
13 Away Matches 13
31 Total Goals 38
1.19 Average Goals Scored 1.46
6 Wins 10
10 Losses 6
10 Draws 10
Last 5 games & match results between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa FC
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 betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Brentford’s Ollie Watkins after the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi final second leg match at Griffin Park, London. (Photo by John Walton/PA Images via Getty Images)


West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa: Match preview

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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.

West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 18: Sam Allardyce, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on March 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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.

Jack Grealish

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Jack Grealish of Aston Villa reacts during the Carabao Cup Final between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on March 01, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


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.

West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Matheus Pereira of West Bromwich Albion runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Barnsley at The Hawthorns on October 22, 2019 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Aston Villa team news vs West Bromwich Albion

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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.

West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Ross Barkley of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on October 23, 2020 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)


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West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa?
19:15, Sunday 20 December 2020
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West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Aston Villa.