Aston Villa vs West Ham
England Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2021
Kick-Off at 20.15 UK
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham.
Aston Villa host West Ham United in an exciting Gameweek 22 clash on Wednesday evening at Villa Park. Both sides have done very well so far in the campaign (for their standards).
The Lions have an opportunity to move level on points with their mid-week’s counterparts in case of a victory on the home patch.
Dean Smith’s men survived a tough Southampton test on Saturday night. Ross Barkley headed their way for the controversial victory as the Saints were not given a clear penalty early on.
Aston Villa had earlier lost the away fixture to Burnley (3-2) despite dominating the pitch throughout the whole course of the game. They conceded three bizarre goals on the occasion.
Aside from that match, Villa have done very well defensively so far in the season. They have one of the best defensive records in the league with just 21 goals allowed in 19 outings.
Aston Villa vs West Ham Head-to-head
- West Ham United lead the head to head tie by two wins going into their 101st encounter with the Lions.
- The Hammers stole a 2-1 victory when these two sides met each other in the first part of the season in London.
- Villa were the better side on the pitch for most of the game, but ended up empty-handed.
- Just two of the last ten head to head affairs between the two sides have produced three or more goals.
Aston Villa vs West Ham Prediction
The Hammers hold the fifth position in the Premier League standings, despite a 1-3 home loss to Liverpool on Sunday. They have plenty of reasons to be optimistic ahead of the trip to Birmingham, but the stern defensive line is not one of them. David Moyes’ men conceded five goals in the last two league outings against Crystal Palace and Liverpool.
This will be the music to the ears of Jack Grealish (the best creator in the division this season), Ollie Watkins, Ross Barkley, Bertrand Traore & company.
Since we doubt in Michail Antonio’s fitness (West Ham’s lone forward has skipped most of the season through injury and is now forced to play full games every three days), we can see the value in backing the home win at the odds of 2.20 here.
The second pick is Jack Grealish to score anytime at the sky-high 3.10 odds.
Aston Villa vs West Ham Bet Tips
Aston Villa to win @ 2.20
Jack Grealish to score anytime @ 3.10.