Aston Villa vs Westbromwich Albion 03/07/2015 FA Cup Preview, Odds and Prediction
Westbromwich Albion vs Aston Villa
Saturday 7th March 2015 (17:30)
The Line: Aston Villa 8/5 Draw 21/10 Westbromwich Albion 17/10 See the Latest Odds
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Funny how things work out but Aston Villa just played West Bromwich Albion midweek in the Premier League and the two face off in the FA Cup on Saturday. Tim Sherwood was in the media saying how he was delighted to be at a "big club" refering to Aston Villa and how West Brom were doing well for a little club. Sherwood is making all the right noise but not getting the results to back up the noise. Villa have won just one game since Sherwood took over and that was midweek against West Brom. Benteke and Agbonlahor are going to be the key to Villa progressing in the FA Cup and staying up in the League.
Tony Pulis has done a terrific job in turning things around for West Brom. Unlike Sherwood's words, Pulis has backed it up with results winning six of eleven and with only two losses in those eleven. Berahino and Ideye have been forming a formidable partnership and they will fancy their chances against most defences. West Brom only lost the game midweek due to a terrible error at the end of the game by Ben Foster that gave Villa a penalty which was converted by Christian Benteke.
This is a West Midlands derby and as with any derby game they are notorious hard to call. I am going to take both teams to score here as I see this as a game that could finish 1-1. With Cup games anything can happen but I do think that West Brom may be looking for some revenge after losing in such a tough way midweek.