West Brom v Aston Villa tips – Toothless Baggies set for defeat
An improving Aston Villa look the likelier winners in this Midlands derby
December 12th, 2014
West Brom are suffering something of a goal drought, with the Baggies having scored just one goal in the past five matches and it’s a big concern for Alan Irvine coming into this busy schedule of fixtures.
No goals means no prospect of winning games and the Albion are slowly filtering down towards the foot of the table, with West Brom sitting just a point above the drop zone and hardly in the ideal form for Saturday’s Midlands derby.
West Brom are barely value at 23/20 with bet365 based on their struggle to find the net, especially as they will be facing an Aston Villa side who are four games unbeaten since a terrible run of form.
Indeed, the departure of Roy Keane has coincided with the Villans picking up and recent victories against Leicester and Crystal Palace have edged them into mid-table.
Christian Benteke is a striker who would be appreciated at The Hawthorns and the Belgian probably rates a decent bet to score the first goal of this game, with Saido Berahino struggling for the opposition.
The Villa defence is looking strong and might be further strengthened by the return of Ron Vlaar, while Tom Cleverley is an unsung star in the middle of the park since arriving from Manchester United.
CORRECT SCORE: West Brom 0 Aston Villa 1
BEST BET: Villa on Draw No Bet @ 7/4 with BetVictor
Premier League Tips
Saturday 13th December 2014
Burnley v Southampton 15:00
Chelsea v Hull 15:00
Crystal Palace v Stoke 15:00
Leicester v Man City 15:00
Sunderland v West Ham 15:00
West Brom v Aston Villa 15:00
Arsenal v Newcastle 17:30
Monday 15th December 2014
Everton v QPR 20:00