Premier League Preview for West Ham v Aston Villa along with Predictions for every result in the EPL. Follow up each match with results and video highlights posted later in the week.
West Ham United
The Hammers have not started very well this season and seem to be missing their striker which has lead to some interesting tactical changes. They start week 10 in 15th place with a 2-3-4 record and nine points. The problem for West Ham United is that they have been so inconsistent. They were able to beat Tottenham 3-0 but have lost matches to Hull and Everton as well as failing to score against Swansea over the weekend. They have also lost their last three home games. One positive to look at is that they have kept four clean sheets this season.
Aston Villa also falls into the category of being inconsistent. They have one point more than West Ham with a 3-1-5 record giving them nine points and sit in 14th place in the table. Their biggest problem has been their defensive frailties having allowed 12 goals. This includes giving up two goals in their last four home matches. While they have scored a total of nine goals this season they have not scored in their last three matches. The last time they scored was their 3-2 home win over Manchester City.
I’m predicting an Aston Villa win. They played well in last weekend’s loss to Everton and showed some signs of returning to form. This is truly one of those matches that could go either way, but whoever it is that gets the result will need to work for it.
Betting Odds: West Ham: 2.14-2.20; Draw: 3.35-3.48; Aston Villa: 3.39-3.60
Form: West Ham (D, L, L, W, L, D) Aston Villa (L, W, W, D, L, L)
Prediction: West Ham United 0 – 1 Aston Villa
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