Aston Villa vs West Ham
England – Premier League
Date: Monday, 16 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).
Aston Villa missed out on the opportunity to record back to back wins before the international break after Crystal Palace did just enough to secure a 1-0 win over the hosts at the last blast of the whistle. The squad’s only win in the new campaign came in their previous clash at home though, with the newly-promoted side slotting two unanswered goals past the Toffees.
Apart from a disastrous opening day defeat at the hands of the reigning champions, West Ham have been showing promise in all of their recent clashes and will be making the trip to Villa Park on the back of a three-match winning streak across various competitions.
The Hammers pulled off a comfortable 2-0 in over Norwich in their last clash at home while on the road they took down Watford with a 3-1 scoreline.
With the home team already losing three of their previous four games in the Premier League, Dean Smith’s men will have to put nothing but their best foot forward this week as West Ham are on a very convincing form at the moment.
Aston Villa vs West Ham Head to head (h2h)
- Two out of the last five clashes have seen West Ham emerge victoriously.
- Their last encounter ended in a 2-0 defeat for Aston Villa.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together thrice in their previous seven meetings at this venue.
- All of their last six clashes overall have finished with under 2.5 goals on the scorecards.
Aston Villa vs West Ham Prediction
It goes without saying that the hosts have not got off to the best of starts, and have been far from impressive even with home advantage intact. On the other hand, the Hammers have turned things around from their initial stutter and are boasting a three-match unbeaten streak at the moment in the league.
Additionally, the visitors have not tasted defeat away from home so far and have also denied Villa of a win four times in their last seven meetings here. Taking into account the dismal run that Aston Villa are on at the moment, West Ham are the favorites to pick up the three points.
However, three of those previous seven fixtures have seen both teams share the spoils. Considering that Villa did come out on top in their most recent clash here, there rises a slight possibility that the home team will be able to pick up a point at the most on Monday. So the safest option to back would be a double chance.
Nevertheless, both the teams have found the back of the net in three of their respective four games. Since their last head to head clash at this venue also saw goals down each end, expect both the teams to get their names on the scoresheet by the end of the ninety minutes.
Aston Villa vs West Ham Betting tips
Double Chance: Draw or West ham @ 1.44 (2/3)
Both teams to score @ 1.50 (1/2).