Brentford vs Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips & Match Preview
Brentford will start life without Scott Hogan when they host Aston Villa at Griffin Park on Tuesday evening and his departure will do
little to help their recent poor scoring record at home. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Brentford vs Aston Villa
Venue: Griffin Park
Kick-off: Tuesday 31st January, 7.45PM
Brentford look set to lose Scott Hogan to West Ham by the time this game comes around and although another attacking addition can be expected before then, they may struggle to replace the quality and goals Hogan provides them with.
After making big strides under Bruce and turning draws into wins, Villa have finally found a goal scorer in Jonathan Kodjia, but since his exit to the African Cup of Nations, the Villains have failed to win their four games without him.
Villa are winless in five overall and have only scored once in their last six away games, so it could be Brentford who see this as a better opportunity to get back to winning ways. They’ve only dropped their last two in the league and can take heart from the weekend, despite a 4-0 loss to Chelsea.
Brentford are betting favourites at odds of 29/20 with William Hill to pick up a home win here, whilst the draw can be backed at 23/10 with Stan James. Aston Villa are priced at 2/1 with Stan James.
Neither team are in good recent form but on a normal day I would put more trust in Brentford if my hands were tied to pick a victor. Nothing sets these two apart at the moment, but I worry that Brentford could be caught feeling sorry for themselves giving how the transfer window is shaping up.
There’s much more value in taking the win/draw market over the win when two out of form teams meet, and despite their recent failures, Villa have more often than not found a way to at least not lose this season. Back Aston Villa +0.25AH at odds of 13/17 with 888Sport.
You never like to stick your neck out and predict a draw. We’ve only seen four on this ground in Brentford games and although Villa were the league’s draw specialist, they’ve only seen four in their last 13 league games now. Back Villa to spring a surprise here and win 1-0 at odds of 7/1 with Bet Victor.
After his Nations dismal performance in the AFCON, Jonathan Kodjia is certainly available again for Villa. I’m not sure when Kodjia arrived/arrives back in England, but we expect to see him feature here. Villa need his goals. Back Kodjia to score at odds of 13/8 with Betfair.