Aston Villa have a decent home record this season and return to Villa Park after the international break looking to keep up their impressive scoring record.
Last time out at Villa Park, Aston Villa recorded their biggest Premier League win in a long time with a 6-1 win over Brighton. Star of the show was Ollie Watkins who is in good scoring form as he also notched for England in their international friendly against Australia.
Aston Villa drew 1-1 at Wolves in their last game and will rue the chance to record a win and push them into the ‘Top4’. Currently sitting in 5th place, Unai Emery is doing a brilliant job having secured European Football at Villa Park and now starting his first full season in excellent form.
Confidence is high amongst the Villians and this is partly due to they have been to Chelsea and won 1-0 and then scored 6 at home to Brighton, who had a brilliant season themselves last year.
Opponents West Ham have also started well this season and some felt it may take them a while for them to get over the loss to talisman Declan Rice, however The Hammers sit just two points behind Aston Villa and themselves have recorded some impressive results this season.
A 3-1 win over Chelsea, and a 3-1 away win over Brighton are two key wins for David Moyes’ men this season and Jarod Bowen has started the season well after scoring the winning goal in the Europa Conference League final.
James Ward Prowse, Alvarez and Kudos have hit the ground running for West Ham this season and this has been a key reason West Ham have not missed Declan Rice and it’s full credit to the recruitment that each of these players has settled in well.
West Ham will not fear coming to Villa Park, but a key player they have to stop is Ollie Watkins so centre backs Zouma and Aguerd must be fully switched on and not give Watkins any chances, otherwise it could be a long afternoon for West Ham.
Expect it to be an open game with both sides looking to show their attacking flair and play on the front foot and it wouldn’t be surprising if there were plenty of goals in this one with both teams in excellent form.
Aston Villa have scored 9 goals in their last two home games so will be looking to McGinn to set them moving and Luiz to push them forward to create chances for their strikers.
Handicap Match Betting
|Aston Villa to win||Evens Bet365|
|Draw||11/4 William Hill|
|West Ham to win||14/5 Bet365|
With both teams in good form and scoring plenty of goals, this game has the makings of a very entertaining game. Aston Villa hit 6 against Brighton last time out at Villa Park, so West Ham will need to ensure they don’t allow Aston Villa clear chances to score.
However, West Ham will not be worried about Villa’s good form as they know they can compete with anyone in the Premier League.
With Aston Villa possessing a strong home form and plenty of in form players in front of goal, our punters.pub bet of the day is Evens Aston Villa to win with QuinnBet.