Aston Villa and West Brom will play for the third time this season, when they meet in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday, March 7th in Villa Park at 17:30. In the English FA Cup Aston Villa v West Brom, the Villans have a slight advantage to win this game at home. They are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 2.75 Odds while the Baggies are with 2.88, and the draw is with 3.2.
These teams met last Tuesday in the English Premier League, and Aston Villa won 2-1 at home with a penalty kick in the last minute by Christian Benteke. In the first game between both squads this season, the Baggies got the three points by winning 1-0 at The Hawthorns with a score of Craig Gardner.
They have met 15 times in the FA Cup and the Villans have the advantage in the series with nine wins and three draws. This is the first time they will play in this tournament since 1998, when the team of Tim Sherwood won 4-0 at Villa Park with two goals from Dwight Yorke.
The last time West Brom beat Aston Villa in the Cup was 90 years ago by 2-1 on the road. For this game, the Villans are listed with 4.25 FA Cup Odds to win by one goal, while the Baggies are with 4.5 to advance by the minimum difference and the score draw is with 4.6
West Brom have had a very good performance in this tournament and come into this game with 13 goals scored and only one allowed, which was away from home in the fourth round against Birmingham City.
The Baggies have participated in 10 finals of this tournament and have won the cup five times, but the last time they were crowned was in 1968. In the betting Odds, they are located in the fourth place with 15.0 to win the championship this year.
With the victory of last Tuesday, the Villans snapped a seven-game losing streak and 12-game winless in the league. They are with 25 points in 17th place on the table, and they came out of the relegation zone.
Aston Villa are looking for their eighth title in the FA Cup, although the last they won was in 1957. They advance to the tenth final of their history in this competition 15 years ago, but lost 1-0 to Chelsea.
Striker Christian Benteke has managed four goals this season and leads the betting Odds to get the first in this game. The Belgian player is listed at 6.5, followed by Saido Berahino with 7.0 and Brown Ideye with 8.0.
The Villans have lost just one of their last 17 games at Villa Park in all competitions against the Baggies, so this weekend they will maintain their dominance at home and advance to the semifinals. They will face the winner between Arsenal and Manchester United.