West Brom – Aston Villa SOCCER PICKS
West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa meet in The Hawthorns, in a match for the 21st day of the Championship. The history of recent direct matches between these two teams indicates total balance, since there was 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 23-01-2016, ended with a draw by (0-0).
West Bromwich Albion:
After 10 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 35 points won. In the last match, they have tied at home against Brentford by (1-1), after in the previous match they have won (1-2) an away match against Swansea City. For the league, West Bromwich Albion won 20 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 20 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
The West Bromwich class comes to this game with a draw, 1-1, in the recipe to Brentford, adding the fourth game in a row without tasting the taste of defeat in this competition: Barnes made the team’s only attempt . In this game against Aston Villa, coach Darren Moore must play in the usual 4-2-3-1 benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks, however, in some moments of the game must act only in the counterattack. Dwight Gale and Jay Rodriguez are West Bromwich’s best favorites with 9 goals apiece. Apparently, the coach can not count Robson-Kanu because of an injury.
After 8 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 31 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Middlesbrough by (0-3), after in the previous match they have tied at home, against Nottingham Forest, by (5-5). In the last 10 away league matches Aston Villa has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent final result at halftime was 1-1 (4 out of 10 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 20 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 9 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
The Aston Villa set for this game with a victory, by 0-3, in the move to Middlesbrough, thus recording the fourth win in the last five games made: the goals of the team were scored by Chester, Whelan and Abraham. On this day against West Bromwich, Major Dean Smith will have to line up in 4-2-3-1 benefiting his block organization and rapid transitions, especially through the runners. Forward Tammy Abraham is the best scorer of Aston Villa with 11 goals signed. For this game the coach can not count on Lansbury, Bjarnason and Bree, all injured.