West Bromwich Albion vs Aldershot Town Prediction & Key Stats | AI Predicts | 7th January 2024

The Hawthorns will host West Bromwich Albion taking on Aldershot Town in Round 3 of the English FA Cup. Aldershots are underdogs coming into the match but have won their previous game. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes.

West Bromwich Albion’s Recent form

West Brom, who have won the FA Cup five times in the past, last tasted success in 1968 when they defeated Everton 1-0 in the final with a goal from Jeff Astle. However, their performance in last season’s competition was disappointing as they were eliminated in the fourth round by Bristol City, losing 1-0. It is clear that this year, their main priority lies in achieving success in the league rather than the FA Cup.

On the other hand, Carlos Corberan’s team, despite their recent 1-0 defeat against Swansea on New Year’s Day, ended 2023 with consecutive victories over Norwich City and Leeds United, both with the same winning scoreline. They currently sit in fifth place in the Championship table with 42 points from 26 matches, 13 points behind second-placed Ipswich Town and only three points ahead of Hull City in seventh place. While West Brom will look to bounce back in the league by hosting Blackburn Rovers next weekend, their immediate focus is to avoid a surprise exit in the third round of the FA Cup.

Aldershot Town’s Recent form

Since the 2012-13 season, Aldershot has been absent from the Football League, consistently playing in the fifth tier of English football. The team has never advanced beyond the fourth round of the FA Cup, making this season’s competition an opportunity to create history. In the second round, Aldershot secured a second victory against a League Two team, defeating Stockport County 1-0 following a 2-2 draw. In the first round, they impressively beat Swindon Town 7-4. However, their upcoming match against a second-tier team is expected to be their toughest challenge yet.

Currently, Tommy Widdrington’s team ranks eighth in the highly competitive National League, level on points with fifth-placed Gateshead. They head into this match with a 3-2 victory against Woking. Although Aldershot faces a difficult task this weekend, West Brom’s focus might be elsewhere, potentially providing a chance for Aldershot to secure a spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup for only the second time.

AI Predicts Winner of West Bromwich Albion vs Aldershot Town

We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.

ChatGPT’s prediction 

“Considering the current season’s form and Aldershot Town’s commendable performance away, they might secure a win against West Bromwich Albion. Despite the lack of historical data, Aldershot’s strong away form suggests they could potentially perform well in this FA Cup encounter.”

Bards’s prediction 

“Despite Aldershot Town’s impressive away form (1.67 Points Per Game), West Bromwich Albion’s home advantage and slightly better average form this season (2 Points Per Game) give them the edge in this FA Cup clash. The lack of historical data makes it uncertain, but West Brom’s home field support and marginally stronger form could be”

Our Experts Predict Winner of West Bromwich Albion vs Aldershot Town

Aldershot has emerged victorious against two League Two teams in this season’s tournament. However, the advancement in caliber in this upcoming match will be substantial. Therefore, we anticipate that West Brom, with their superior quality, will overpower their National League rivals in Sunday’s third-round FA Cup fixture.

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