Aston Villa vs West Ham: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Aston Villa vs West Ham: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

West Ham travel to Aston Villa fourth in the Premier League table on Sunday at 4.30pm and fresh from eliminating the reigning League Cup holders Manchester City from the competition.

Aston Villa vs West Ham: Betting Tips

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Aston Villa vs West Ham: Predictions

Aston Villa vs West Ham: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 4/6 with bet365
Correct score 1-1 9/2 with kwiff
First Goalscorer Danny Ings 4/1 with Paddy Power

As the season progresses, David Moyes’ sixth-placed finish in the Premier League last season is looking anything but a mere flash in the pan, but rather, the foundation of sustained success in E20, a concept that has eluded the Hammers since trading Upton Park for the London Stadium a few years back.

Not only are the east Londoners currently lying in fourth place in the Premier League, but they are topping their Europa League group having won all their games without conceding, and have eliminated both Manchester clubs from the League Cup, with Moyes discovering his fate for the quarter-final in Saturday’s draw.

Miraculous does not do justice as a superlative to describe Moyes’ tactical and cultural mentality shift at West Ham, with the sagacious Scot almost single-handedly guiding the club to elite-tier status. However, football is a revolving door, and the winds of success can change in an instant, so he will be looking to ensure complacency does not creep in to Sunday’s showdown with a Villa side brimming with talent, but not much confidence.

In the post-Jack Grealish era at Villa Park, Deam Smith has reinvested in his squad astutely, but that shrewd transfer activity has not yet translated to results, or at least, not the results they were hoping for. Villa are currently 13th in the table having lost each of their last three Premier League games.

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Aston Villa vs West Ham: Match Stats

Michail Antonio was kept on ice for the midweek meeting with City in the League Cup, so he should be feeling fresh for the journey to the midlands on Sunday. The recently-capped Jamaica international enters this match having only seen Mohamed Salah (10 goals, five assists) be more directly involved in Premier League goals than him this season (six goals, three assists). In fact, only the Egyptian has registered more shots (40) and shots on target (23) than Antonio (33 & 13).

Despite Antonio’s proficiency in the final third, the Hammers have found their best route to goal in recent outings has come from set pieces and corners. Prior to the City shoot-out win, West Ham broke the deadlock from a corner in each of their previous three games across all competitions; Angelo Ogbonna vs Everton, Craig Dawson vs Genk and Antonio vs Tottenham. Only Liverpool (78), City (76) and Man Utd (61) have registered more corners than West Ham this term (55).

Aston Villa vs West Ham: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

Aston Villa vs West Ham: Odds

Aston Villa vs West Ham: Head to Head

03 Feb 2021 – Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham – Premier League

30 Nov 2020 – West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa – Premier League

26 Jul 2020 – West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa – Premier League

16 Sep 2019 – Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham – Premier League

02 Feb 2016 – West Ham 2-0 Aston Villa – Premier League

The last meeting at Villa Park will be remembered for Jesse Lingard’s debut, with a then Man Utd outcast trading Old Trafford for east London to resurrect his career, and boy did he resurrect it. Lingard was sensational for the Hammers and the writing was on the wall from the beginning as he notched a well-taken brace against Villa back in February to really announce himself to the club and set the tone for a highly-prolific spell in the capital.


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