Aston Villa v West Ham Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, tips and predictions

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Premier League West Ham United v Aston Villa

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Monday, September 16, 2019


Villa Park

Punter's Pick

These two teams last met in 2016 when West Ham ran out 2-0 winners courtesy of goals from Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate. Despite playing well in various moments of games, Aston Villa have still only managed the one victory. Their form at home is better and West Ham will expect a tough game but the Hammers are very well priced for an away victory at 8/5 with Bet365. If you wanted to hedge your bets and back a ‘Draw or West Ham’ market then the same bookmaker is offering this at 4/9 and we feel that Aston Villa will struggle to secure an outright victory and that these options should be backed for a profitable return.

Aston Villa host West Ham at Villa Park to finish off the weekend’s Premier League fixtures. The hosts have had a difficult start to life back in the Premier League despite huge summer investments, whilst the East Londoners have got off to an excellent start and will be looking to continue their progress on Monday night.

Aston Villa have won just one of their four Premier League games, with the team securing a 2-0 win over Everton. An opening day victory at Spurs was denied when three late goals from Ndombele and Harry Kane cancelled out John McGinn’s 9th minute strike. The Villans have played well at times without the rewards but a major overhaul of the squad over the summer seems to have impacted the consistency of the team and the reality of life in the Premier League is becoming apparent. A good showing at Crystal Palace was marred by Trezeguet being sent off and then going down to a single goal from Jordan Ayew in the 73rd minute. Scoring goals has been an issue but so has keeping it tight at the back and this will need to be rectified by manager Dean Smith if they are to have any chance of staying out of the bottom three.

West Ham on the other hand have had an excellent start despite losing 5-0 on the opening day to champions Manchester City. They battled to a 1-1 draw away at Brighton before a brace from new signing Sebastian Haller saw them take the points at Watford. They followed this up with a 2-0 win in the League Cup against Newport County and a 2-0 home win against Norwich City with Haller striking again. Manager Manuel Pellegrini will be confident his team can put a good run together as they have various fixtures against teams in and around them in the coming weeks and their form has been good both at home and away.

In team news, Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia has had surgery to repair a fractured cheekbone and will be out for at least three weeks. James Chester is also out with an injury and the Villans will have to do without Trezeguet who picked up a red card in their last game against Crystal Palace. Villa could be boosted by the return of Matt Targett who has been out with a thigh injury.

West Ham have reported no new injury concerns but will continue to be without Michail Antonio who has a hamstring injury and Winston Reid who continue to suffer from a knee injury.

Punter's Pick

These two teams last met in 2016 when West Ham ran out 2-0 winners courtesy of goals from Michail Antonio and Cheikhou Kouyate. Despite playing well in various moments of games, Aston Villa have still only managed the one victory. Their form at home is better and West Ham will expect a tough game but the Hammers are very well priced for an away victory at 8/5 with Bet365. If you wanted to hedge your bets and back a ‘Draw or West Ham’ market then the same bookmaker is offering this at 4/9 and we feel that Aston Villa will struggle to secure an outright victory and that these options should be backed for a profitable return.

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