The final Premier League game of the weekend sees Aston Villa host West Ham on Monday Night Football. The home side have lost three of their four matches this season while the Hammers have made an impressive start. Back-to-back wins have seen Manuel Pellegrini’s side climb to seventh coming into the weekend.
Aston Villa vs West Ham – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Venue: Villa Park
Kick-Off Time: 20:00 BST
Referee in Charge: Mike Dean
TV Channel / Live Stream: This game will be live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Monday Night Football gets underway at 7pm and will also be available on Sky Go.
Aston Villa vs West Ham – The Form Guide
Dean Smith’s side have kept just one clean sheet so far this season. A 2-0 win over Everton has been their only source of Premier League points thus far, but that victory did come on this ground.
West Ham will be confident of a third straight victory after seeing off Norwich and Watford before the international break. Together with Everton and Leicester, the visitors will harbour hopes of breaking into the European places this term.
What is the Team News?
The hosts will be without Matt Targett through injury and Trezeguet, who is suspended. Jonathan Kodija’s won't be involved after he picked up a head injury and required surgery.
There’s a relatively clean bill of health for the Hammers, who are only without Winston Reid and Michail Antonio.
Aston Villa Predicted line-up: Heaton; Taylor, Mings, Chester, Guilbert; Grealish, Luiz, McGinn; Lansbury, Jota, Wesley
West Ham Predicted line-up: Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Rice, Yarmolenko, Noble, Lanzini, Anderson; Haller
Aston Villa vs West Ham Latest Odds
The bookies can’t split this pair. Betfair Sportsbook offer 13/8 (2.63) on either Aston Villa or West Ham to win. Villa have home advantage of course, but their disappointing start isn’t an encouraging sign for punters. The draw is priced at 13/5 (3.60) at the time of writing.
Seven of the last eight head-to-head meetings between the teams have seen fewer than three goals scored. The odds suggest a more open game this time around though, the over 2.5 goal line is just 4/7 (1.67) with the opposite side priced at 5/4 (2.25).
Aston Villa vs West Ham Score Prediction
West Ham have been pretty solid in defence and that could be the key in this one. Villa soaked up a lot of pressure in their only win of the season and the Hammers could prove too good. As such, a 2-0 away win gets the nod for a correct score wager at 13/1 (14.0).
Aston Villa vs West Ham Betting Tip
Rather than backing the away win, the best bet is siding with West Ham’s leading scorer. Sebastien Haller arrived from Frankfurt with a big price tag in the summer but has adapted well to life in East London. Three goals in as many games is a great start and he’s 17/10 (2.70) with Betfair to score again here. With no international duty to consider, Haller offers good value to find a way past the dodgy home defence on Monday.