Aston Villa are a difficult team to predict. The Midlands side can often be a match for the leading sides in the English Premier League, although they are also susceptible to a slump and that has been in evidence recently. Dean Smith’s side have lost their previous three matches and this is a difficult fixture to try and turn a corner.

Smith will point to the fact that losing at Tottenham and Arsenal aren’t disgraceful results and they were fully in control of the match against Wolves when leading 2-0 only to be taken apart by a late comeback. However, the concession of goals has been hitting the team hard and it might be a tighter rearguard here.

West Ham have secured back-to-back 1-0 wins against Everton and Tottenham, with the Hammers finding ways to win football matches and they have benefitted from Kurt Zouma slotting seamlessly into the back four, with Declan Rice also earning rave reviews for his midfield performances.

Therefore, we’ll go for a tight match which might ultimately end in a draw, with the visitors marginally the better side right now although the home team will want to make their point.

BETTING VERDICT

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