West Ham United have looked formidable of late and they will be keen to kick on in the same vein as they host Aston Villa at the London Stadium on Tuesday night. The Hammers have only lost once in their last seven games and that was a 2-0 loss against Liverpool.
They take on Aston Villa on the back off successive wins against Fulham and Sheffield United. Meanwhile, Dean Smith’s men who started the season so well have suffered three defeats in their last four and will want to get back to winning ways as the take a trip to London.
Their last London trip was quite fruitful as they beat Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates. West Ham are currently eighth on the Premier League table right below their Monday opponents.
Aston Villa are winless in their last five away games and West Ham have lost jus once in their last eight games against Villa.
Reason for West Ham United vs Aston Villa predictions:
- Aston Villa have scored in seven of their eight Premier League games this season.
- Villa have scored seven goals in three away games so far this season.
- West Ham have lost just one of their last seven top flight games, including victories against Leicester and Wolves.
- Aston Villa have lost three of their last four league matches.
Aston Villa have also enjoyed an unexpectedly good start to the season after narrowly avoiding relegation last term.
West Ham United and Aston Villa have squared off a total of 112 times. West Ham won 40 of those games while Aston Villa have won 38. 34 matches have ended in draws.
The last time these two sides clashed was in July and they played out a 1-1 draw.
After falling to defeat in their opening two league games, the Hammers have lost just one of their last seven top-flight matches, winning four and drawing the other two. Aston Villa, meanwhile, have fallen away somewhat after a scintillating start to the season
While Villa have impressed going forward this season, facing a resolute Hammers side without Barkley at their disposal makes things far more difficult. With that in mind, we are backing the Hammers to battle their way to three points on Monday, potentially through a late goal.
We think this is going to be a tightly contested affair and it’s really hard to pick a winner.
Our Prediction: West Ham United FC +0 AH @ 1.75