Football tips 1X2 for West Bromwich – Aston Villa
West Bromwich hosts Aston Villa in a match rematch of the 1/2-finals of the playoffs for entry into the English Premier League. The duel will be played on Tuesday, May 14, at The Hawthorns Stadium.
West Bromwich’s team lost Villa Park’s first match on Saturday by 1:2 after allowing a reversal of the match. Striker Dwight Gayle gave The Baggies an advance in the 16th minute but in the final 15 minutes of the game the hosts scored two hits. Conor Hourihane and Tammy Abraham scored for Aston Villa to advance to Birmingham before the rematch.
West Bromwich finished the regular season in the Championship in fourth place with an asset of 80 points. The Baggies recorded 23 wins, 11 draws and 12 losses this season, being one of the most stable teams in the league. They finished nine points of direct promotion, and now their task of returning to the elite is not easy. West Brom is in good shape on his own field as he is in a series of five consecutive wins. In their last home, James Shan graduates beat Rotherham United 2:1, before hitting Hull City 3:2. A worrying fact about West Bromwich is that they have kept only one dry net in their previous 11 home games at the Championship and the goals of a foreign field are of great importance to the direct elimination.
The Aston Villa team was behind West Bromwich in the regular season, finishing fifth with 76 points. The Villa won 20 of their 46 matches in the league and logically found their place in the top 6. Now the Birmingham fans hope the team will return to the Premier League. Aston Villa took the first step towards the playoff final but had to defend his lead on The Hawthorns. Dean Smith’s team is defeated in seven consecutive matches on a foreign field in the league, so I expect Aston Villa not to lose his visit to West Bromwich and to qualify for the playoffs final.