West Brom vs Aston Villa Match Info
Date: Tuesday 11th May 2019
Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
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It is advantage Villa after the first leg, but their 2-1 victory leaves everything still to play for with the second game back at the Hawthorns.
The Baggies have lost their last two fixtures, both of which were on the road at Derby and Villa, and in fact each of their five defeats since the beginning of March have come on their travels.
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West Brom vs Aston Villa Head-to-Head
Last Three Results:
11 May 2019- Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion- Play-offs
16 February 2019 – Aston Villa 0-2 West Bromwich Albion- Championship
7 December 2018 – West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Aston Villa – Championship
Full Head-to-Head Record:
Aston Villa wins: 78
West Brom wins: 55
West Brom vs Aston Villa Stats
- West Brom have won their last five at home
- Aston Villa are unbeaten in their last seven on the road
- Villa lead 2-1 after winning the first leg
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West Brom will be looking to bounce back from a first-leg defeat that saw them go down 2-1 at Villa Park having conceded twice in the final 16 minutes. Their misery was complete when key forward Dwight Gayle was sent-off two minutes from time. Gayle had earlier given them a first-half lead but his absence will be huge for the second-leg.
At the Hawthorns, their form has been good to end the season and they won each of their five previous at this ground. Each of the last four in front of their own fans has seen both teams manage to find the back of the net. Jay Rodriguez has four from the last five at home.
Aston Villa booked a one-goal first-leg advantage thanks to a five-minute spell that saw Conor Hourihane net and then Tammy Abraham convert a penalty. Away goals do not count in these play-offs so Villa will need to avoid defeat to qualify for the final. The Midlands outfit have tasted defeat in just one of their last 14 matches.
Away from Villa Park, they are unbeaten in their last seven in the Championship with victory coming in five of these fixtures. In none of their last eight they have conceded more than one goal so if they net they will fancy their chances of making it to Wembley. Albert Adomah and Tammy Abraham have two from their last four on their travels while Jack Grealish has two in the last three.
Bookmakers are having trouble splitting the pair with Aston Villa the marginal favourites to come out on top here. The absence of Dwight Gayle is a huge loss for the hosts but they still have talent and of the three options are probably the marginal value. That being said though it is a game that it might pay to look elsewhere to find the bets.
We like a couple of anytime scorer players here with Matt Phillips the standout option for the hosts as a move inside for Jay Rodriguez means that his hold up play could be key and his ability to bring in runners from midfield brings in Phillips. For the visitors, we like the look of Albert Adomah who has two from his last four on the road and can use his pace on the counter to take advantage of a home side looking for goals.
West Brom vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
Matt Phillips anytime scorer at 10/3 with Bet365
Albert Adomah anytime scorer at 4/1 with PaddyPower
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