West Ham United sit in sixth place on 45 points, but last time out David Moyes’ men suffered a 1-0 loss at Anfield against Liverpool, ending a four-match unbeaten streak (two wins and two draws). Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio have proved attacking threats for West Ham this season. They are the team’s joint top scorers with eight goals. Bowen has scored the tone-setting first goal of the match on three occasions, while Antonio has two such efforts. At London Stadium this season, West Ham have seven wins, three draws, and four losses in 14 Premier League contests. The Hammers will be out to extend a three-match home unbeaten streak (two wins and one draw) dating to February 8 against Watford. In their last six league matches, West Ham have won two, drawn two and lost two.
As for Aston Villa they are placed ninth on 36 points. Steven Gerrard’s men earned a 3-0 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road in their last Premier League match, their third consecutive win. Philippe Coutinho, who netted in that game, scored twice and assisted another in his only previous appearance at the London Stadium in the Premier League (a 4-0 victory for Liverpool in May 2017). Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings, and Jacob Ramsey are Aston Villa’s leading scorers this campaign, scoring seven, five, and five times, respectively. Aston Villa have earned 18 points from 42 available this season in league matches on the road (six wins and eight defeats). They’ve won three, drawn one and lost two in their last six.
West Ham vs Aston Villa: Match Stats
West Ham have won each of their last three league games against Aston Villa, their longest winning run against them since a run of six between 1964 and 1967. The last five league matches between West Ham and Aston Villa have seen West Ham score, in this order: no goals, once, twice, three times and four times. Should West Ham score exactly five goals in this match, it will be the first time in English league history that a side has progressed from no goals to five goals in a specific fixture while adding one more goal in each match. West Ham have alternated between not winning (two draws and two losses) and winning (four times) in their last eight Premier League home games, beating Wolves 1-0 last time out at the London Stadium.
They last won back-to-back home league games in October/November, which were also their only two victories in games immediately following a European match this season. West Ham are one of just two sides – along with Liverpool – to have scored in 100% of their Premier League home games this season. Overall, the Hammers have scored in their last 15 Premier League home games, last having a longer such run in the top-flight between October 1985 and January 1987 (27 matches). Michail Antonio has failed to score in his last eight Premier League appearances, last having a longer such run between November 2019 and February 2020 (9 games).
Aston Villa are winless in their last six Premier League away games against West Ham (three draws and three losses), failing to score on four occasions in that run since a 2-1 victory in April 2011. The Birmingham-based club have won just 21% of their Premier League games in London (31 wins, 46 draws and 74 losses). Of the 12 teams to have played at least 100 away games in the capital in the competition, only Southampton (20%) have a lower win rate than the Villans. Aston Villa have lost five of their six Sunday matches in the Premier League this season, with the exception being a 2-1 home win against Leicester in December. They’ve lost all three such matches away from home this term. Danny Ings has faced West Ham more often than any other side without scoring in the Premier League (nine games). He’s also been on the losing side in eight of his nine appearances against the Hammers in the competition (the other game ending in a draw).
31 October 2021 – Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham – Premier League
3 February 2021 – Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham – Premier League
30 November 2020 – West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa – Premier League
26 July 2020 – West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa – Premier League
16 September 2019 – Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham – Premier League
West Ham have got the better of Aston Villa of late, unbeaten in their last seven Premier League matches (four wins and three draws). Aston Villa are looking for their first league win in encounters between the two sides since May 2015. The Hammers have outscored Villa 13-5 during their unbeaten streak.
The previous Premier League fixture between West Ham and Aston Villa at Villa Park saw the visitors run out 4-1 winners. Ben Johnson struck first for the Hammers in the seventh minute. Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals, and Jarrod Bowen also got their names on the scoresheet. Ollie Watkins scored Villa’s only goal in the 34th minute.