Opta Stats: West Brom v Aston Villa

Will West Brom put a smile on the face of Steve Clarke when they face Aston Villa?
Will West Brom put a smile on the face of Steve Clarke when they face Aston Villa?

Only goal difference separates local rivals West Brom and Aston Villa. Victory would see either move into the top half of the table. Opta reveals who'll come out on top...

"Half (7) of the previous 14 Premier League matches between these two sides have ended in a draw."

The draw can be backed at 3.45.


West Brom are unbeaten in their last five Barclays Premier League games against Aston Villa (W2 D3). The BAggies are 8/151.55 in the Draw No Bet market.

Aston Villa have failed to score in four of their last five league games, but have also kept three clean sheets in this run. The 0-0 draw is available at 10.5.

Half (7) of the previous 14 Premier League matches between these two sides have ended in a draw. The draw can be backed at 3.45.

All seven victories (five for Villa, two for West Brom) have all finished 2-1. A 2-1 West Brom win is 8/18.8, while a 2-1 Villa victory is 14.5.

10 of the 14 goals scored by West Brom in the Premier League versus Aston Villa have come in the second half. The odds of the second-half containing more goals than the first are 10/111.88.

Christian Benteke has not scored in any of his last five Premier League appearances; his longest goal drought in the competition since joining Aston Villa. Benteke is 14/53.85 to break his barren run.

Aston Villa have made a higher proportion of long passes in the Premier League this season than any other side (16.2%). Benteke is 7/18.2 to score the first goal.

West Brom have won two and drawn one of their last three Premier League home games and are aiming to go four games unbeaten at home for the first time in over a year (October 6th 2012 was the last time). The Baggies are 6/52.2 to win.

The Baggies had won six more points (20) and three more games (6) after 11 Premier League matches last season. A Villa win is available at 14/53.85.

There have been 18 goals scored in the five Premier League matches on a Monday so far this season, an average of 3.6 per game. Over 3.5 goals is 11/43.75.

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