Betting Special: Aston Villa at 9/1 to beat rivals West Brom

Paul Lambert's men make the short journey to the Hawthorns and new Paddy Power customers can back the visitors to return home with all three points at a very attractive price
Betting Special

There are local bragging rights as well as Premier League points up for grabs as two teams with identical points totals meet on Monday evening.

Steve Clarke saw his West Bromwich Albion side denied a valuable three points against Chelsea before the international break because of a questionable penalty given against them by referee Lee Probert.

That draw saw the Baggies drew for the third time in five games and, on Monday night, they will face stiff challenge from a Villa side who have lost just once in their last five Premier League away trips.

Paul Lambert's side stunned Arsenal on the opening day of the season and have since picked up a win at Norwich and 0-0 draws at both Hull and West Ham.

Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back Aston Villa at 9/1 (10.0) for this clash, over three times the best price currently available elsewhere (29/10) for an away win.

West Brom are made Even money (2.0) favourites to claim their third league win at the Hawthorns in this campaign, with the draw currently trading at 12/5 (3.40) with Paddy Power.

There have been plenty of meetings between these two top flight teams in recent years and goals have usually been in abundance. Both teams have scored in seven of the last eight meetings and that's a bet that's priced at 8/11 (1.73) with Paddy Power.

The first goalscorer market is led by Christian Benteke, who is 6/1 (7.0) to break the deadlock, while Shane Long, who scored on international duty for Ireland last week, is an industry best 13/2 (7.50) to score the first goal of the game.

While West Brom's home record is respectable, the huge odds on Aston Villa mean this could be well worth a bet for new customers.

A 9/1 (10.0) team is expected to win 10 per cent of the time, but the standard price of 11/4 (3.75) on the visitors from Paddy Power equates to a 26.67% chance of victory, which demonstrates the sizeable edge that new customers can gain from this enhanced price.

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Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast