West Ham vs. Aston Villa Match preview
West Ham aim to continue with their excellent form when they welcome Aston Villa at the London Stadium for Premier League matchday 10 on Monday night.
The Hammers are coming into this game having streak of two wins, previously won 1-0 away to Sheffield. On the other hand, Villa lost 2-1 to ten men Brighton on Saturday.
These teams are neck to neck in table standing, with the host placed 8th with a point below the 7th placed visitors.
- West Ham have featured in nine EPL matches, winning four, drawn twice and lost thrice.
- The Hammers have registered three clean-sheets in their last six EPL matches.
- Aston Villa has registered four clean-sheets in their eight EPL matches.
- The Villa have featured in eight EPL matches this season, won five and lost thrice.
- West Ham has won thrice out of four home matches in all competitions this season.
- Aston Villa have won all four away matches in all competition this season.
West Ham vs. Aston Villa Head to Head
The last encounter between these teams was in July 2020 whereby the match ended a disappointing 1-1 draw at Hummers home soil.
It took Aston Villa a while to beat West ham, the last time was back in 2015 the match that ended 1-0.
West Ham Team News
Sebastian Haller is likely to deputize Michail Antonio in his spot, despite him being available from hamstring injury. Hammers’ boss David Moyes claims not to rush him back.
Yarmolenko is likely to be out for match fitness issues.
Aston Villa Team News
Villa will miss the services of Ross Barkley, who has been playing impressively on loan from Chelsea, after he was injured last weekend. Also adding to the list Wesley has knee injury, Engels nursing hamstring and Guilbert having chest problems all sidelined. Traoré is doubtful he had a knock.
West Ham vs. Aston Villa Prediction
West Ham had tough fixtures in like one and half month, where they played four teams out of the top six, Hammers strived and got away with 1-0 victories over Fulham and Sheffield United in that order.
Aston Villa have performed poorly in recent times despite their impressive start, losing three out of their last five games, most recently a 2-1 loss to Brighton last week.
On that note, Villa continues to pull out surprises, beating Arsenal 3-0 prior to their Brighton loss.
However, with two consecutive wins behind them, and just one defeat at home this season, West Ham may just bag the three points at home.
Goals – Under 2.5
These two teams have occasionally produced less than two goals in their previous encounters; therefore chances of scoring less than two goals are likely to be recorded.
We expect few goals to be produced in this match therefore under 2.5 markets ascertained by our pundits
Betway are backing the goals with 2.21 while 1XBet is placing odds at 2.275.
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