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FA Cup Betting: Aston Villa Meets West Brom AgainPublished March 7, 2015 by Amir G
Aston Villa and West Brom meet again for a good fight at the FA Cup sixth round proper (17:30 UK time).
Just four days after meeting in the Premier League, Aston Villa and West Brom compete again today in the FA Cup sixth round proper (17:30 UK time). Given Tuesday's game, we are up for a tense competition today after Aston Villa's last minute 2-1 win following a Christian Benteke penalty.
Aston Villa Alive and Kicking
Aston Villa has been quite impressive in the FA Cup this season, knocking out Leicester City, AFC Bournemouth and Blackpool in its path to today's confrontation. The Villans confidence will surely be reinforced following the 94th penalty which bumped them up and away from the dangerous relegation zone in the Premier League.
New Villa boss Tim Sherwood went out of his way after his first victory with the club, steering from the usual niceties and compliments to the other side. "Now the cup is the most important one as it's the next one and we want to get to Wembley. West Brom will have to improve to stop us getting there," said Sherwood.
West Brom Comeback?
West Brom faces a harder challenge, away from home against a team that had just beaten them – another loss today would not only embarrassing but would also kick them out of the FA Cup. West Brom is currently positioned higher than Villa in the Premier, holding the 13th spot with 30 points, but if they keep up with Tuesday's performance – Villa will emerge victorious once again.
Taking this into mind, West Brom are the underdogs today, and they'll always be without Darren Fletcher who'll be missing in the midfield. The Albion side will hope that striker Saido Berahino has a good day, as he is a prolific netter for the team, a good candidate for goalscorer betting markets.
The match will be covered live at bet365 Sports which offered 13/8 for Villa, 15/8 for Brom and 21/10 for a draw. Log-in bet365 Sports today for a full range of pre-match and live betting markets on this interesting fixture.