West Ham vs Aston Villa Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Sunday, 26 July 2020. Scheduled kick-off 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET at the Olympic Stadium, London.
The Hammers have practically ensured their safety, and finally could play a relaxed game this Sunday. The form of Michail Antonio could not have come at a better time for the team, and they really are reaping the benefits for it.
Meanwhile, the Lions have been on a mission to save their season these last several game weeks. They were stuck deep in the relegation zone, and with some determined performances, they have finally managed to climb above the cut-off.
Now, all that remains is that they stay above that line for this final match-day. And for that to happen, they have to match the result of Watford’s game against Arsenal.
Both teams are level on points, but the Hornets are just below the cut-off due to a -1 deficit in Goal Difference.
Should Dean Smith’s men have a better result than that of Watford, they will qualify to the next edition of the PL, and should both teams win, the Lions should manage to secure a victory of the same margin – in order to have the higher Goal Difference.
Considering that the Hornets are taking on Arsenal, while the Lions are taking on the already-safe West Ham, expect the desperate and in-form Aston Villa to win this Sunday.
West Ham vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a goalless draw.
- The last seven matches in a row failed to have three or more goals.
- At this venue, the hosts had failed to score goals in two of the past three clashes.
- The latest encounter at this stadium had ended in a 2-0 victory for the hosts.
West Ham vs Aston Villa: Prediction
David Moyes’s men recorded a 3-1 win at home against Watford, the last match-day. Meanwhile, Smith’s men registered an impressive 1-0 victory at home against Arsenal.
The Lions had managed to secure promotion to the top flight the last summer, and have inspiringly fought against huge odds to stay alive in the competition this long. Now, one last game remains for them, and if they manage to deliver here, they could extend their stay for one more season.
It gives them hope that they are pitted against the Hammers, who are already safe. Meanwhile, their closest competitors, Watford, are taking on a wounded Arsenal, and could be expected to drop points – which would be welcome news for Smith’s men.
Moreover, Moyes’s men were unbeaten in 13 of their last 17 overall games, and in 12 of their previous 16 appearances at home. On the other hand, the Lions are on an unbeaten run of three fixtures, which included impressive performances against Everton, Arsenal etc.
As such, anticipate Aston Villa to play one of their best games this season at the Olympic Stadium.
West Ham vs Aston Villa: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Aston Villa @ 1.67 (2/3)
Aston Villa to Win Either Half @ 1.75 (3/4).