WBA vs AVL Dream11: West Bromwich Albion face Aston Villa on Sunday evening as Sam Allardyce takes charge of his first game with the Baggies. Slaven Bilic fell subject to the first managerial sacking of the season, with Sam Allardyce replacing him. Managerial debuts can often see a new sense of belief and positivity throughout teams, a new identity and a fresh slate which can result in a first win. Of course, Allardyce’s debut could have seen a much tougher opponent, but with the potential return of Matty Cash and Douglas Luiz, this Vila side will be a tough hurdle to conquer and could potentially deliver a Big Sam’s first defeat instead. Villa head into this one off the back of a goalless draw with Burnley but they could well take all three points here.
West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa, Premier League
21th December, 12:45 am (IST)
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
WBA – D-L-L-W-L
Head-to-head: Aston Villa have an excellent record against West Bromwich Albion and have won 78 matches out of a total of 171 games played between the two teams. West Bromwich Albion have managed only 55 victories against the Lions and need to step up to the plate this weekend.
Last meeting: West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Aston Villa
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WBA vs AVL Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) West Bromwich Albion Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: West Bromwich Albion have a host of injuries to account for and will have to do without Conor Townsend and Kyle Bartley in this game. Matheus Pereira is suspended for this game and will not be included in the squad.
Doubtful: Sam Field and Hal Robson-Kanu doubtful for WBA vs AVL Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: With little time to work with his squad, Allardyce could name an unchanged side.
WBA Playing 11 (probable):
Johnstone; Furlong, O'Shea, Ajayi, Gibbs; Phillips, Gallagher, Sawyers, Livermore, Diangana; Grant
B) Aston Villa Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Aston Villa have their fair share of fitness concerns to address and will be without Trezeguet, Ezri Konsa, and Wesley in this game.
Doubtful: No one is doubtful on part of Leeds in this clash against West Brom United.
Expected changes: Ross Barkley is fit for the visitors and is likely to feature in this game.
AVL Playing 11 (probable):
Martinez; Cash, Hause, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Barkley, Grealish; Watkins
WBA vs AVL Today Match Prediction:
On the back of their draw with Man City, we expect West Brom to be firing on all cylinders in this game. However, if discipline is lost in defensive areas, Villa have the firepower to make the Baggies pay, and the visitors could edge an entertaining encounter on Sunday night. We predict a 2-1 win for Aston Villa in the WBA vs AVL Today Match Prediction .
DEF: Furlong, Ajayi, Mings, Targett
MID: Barkley, Gallagher, Grant
FW: Grealish, Watkins, McGinn
WBA vs AVL Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
West Bromwich Albion –
Jack Grealish – Grealish has 5 goals and a total of 10 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 13.51%. He had a total of 11 big chances.
Ollie Watkins – Watkins has 6 goals and a total of 13 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 21.43%. He had a total of 14 big chances.
Aston Villa –
Karlan Grant – Grant has 1 goals and a total of 6 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 7.69%. He had a total of 6 big chances.
Grady Diangana – Diangana has 1 goals and a total of 6 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 8.75%. He had a total of 2 big chances.
Differential Picks –
Ross Barkley – Barkley has 1 goals and a total of 6 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 7.14%. He had a total of 7 big chances.
Conor Gallagher – Gallagher has 2 goals and a total of 5 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 13.33%. He had a total of 5 big chances.