Match Betting (1x2)

West Ham United started the season in a fairly miserable fashion when losing 5-0 at home to Manchester City, although Manuel Pellegrini’s side recovered when drawing 1-1 at Brighton and they have since put together a couple of wins in the Premier League.

The Hammers enjoyed a deserved 3-1 victory at Watford before following this up with a 2-0 triumph over Norwich and they will now square off with another of the promoted teams on Monday night.

The London side are trading at 8/5 with bet365 to win this clash, with West Ham in a confident mood against an Aston Villa side who have lost three of their opening four top flight encounters.

Manager Dean Smith will feel as though they should have more than three points to show for their efforts, especially after being cruelly denied a goal at Selhurst Park, with Unibet going 8/5 that the home side enjoy another victory in front of the cameras.

The first of these came three weeks ago when the Villans beat Everton by a 2-0 scoreline and the lively atmosphere at Villa Park could yet help the newly-promoted side bank a precious three-point haul.

We can’t rule out the draw at odds of 13/5 with bet365 considering that both teams wouldn’t mind a point on the board at this stage of the season.

Villa are looking a lot tighter after only conceding one goal in their past two matches, while West Ham are also looking defensively strong.

First Goalscorer

There’s only one place to start when considering a First Goalscorer bet on the match between Aston Villa and West Ham. The visitors broke the bank during the summer to sign Sebastian Haller and the £40 million signing hasn’t needed much time to adjust to the English Premier League.

The Frenchman could be close to an international call-up following a successful season with Eintracht Frankfurt last season and he’s currently available at 19/4 with Unibet to score the opening goal of a clash which could be a wide open affair.

Haller scored twice at Watford before notching against Norwich City and he will be looking to enjoy a scoring run, while it was noticeable that he was tripped against the Canaries and should have earned his team a penalty.

The Hammers’ designated penalty taker is Mark Noble, with the midfielder trading at 12/1 with William Hill to score the opening goal of this encounter and he generally doesn’t miss from the spot.

As for Aston Villa, they were reliant on Tammy Abraham to plunder their goals last season and Dean Smith must now hope that Wesley Moraes can emulate the former Villa striker and start to fill his boots.

Wesley did manage to score the opener against Everton and he’s 6/1 with Unibet to break the deadlock in this clash, while the other likely Villa scorer appears to be John McGinn who is available at 15/2 with William Hill to score first.

McGinn looks to be deadly from long range, while Jack Grealish is also capable of getting into good attacking positions and the talented midfielder is trading at odds of 10/1 with Ladbrokes.

At bigger prices, you might want to consider Tyrone Mings at 28/1, with the man mountain sure to be a handful for the home side when it comes to set pieces.

Both Teams to Score

This is a game which says to us that both teams are likely to score. Bet365 have 8/15 about this potential outcome, with the sides feeling as though this is a match which is there for the taking and that has been the case in the Hammers’ previous two away encounters.

West Ham took to the road to draw 1-1 at Brighton before a 3-1 win at Watford and that is strong evidence that both teams will find themselves on the scoresheet, especially when you consider that Villa lost 2-1 at home to Bournemouth.

However, as mentioned, Smith’s men have tightened up considerably after shipping five goals in their first two matches. Since then, it has been one conceded during 180 minutes of football and the “No” option on the BTTS market is currently trading at 7/4 with BetVictor.

Over / Under Goals

Over 2.5 Goals is something that has occurred in 50% of West Ham and Aston Villa’s matches to date, although BetVictor go 13/20 that we see three or more goals scored at Villa Park on Monday night.

Perhaps this is partly down to the attacking intentions of both teams, although one can’t help but feel that this match could be tighter than the odds suggest, with Under 2.5 Goals on offer at 13/10 with bet365.

Villa will look to play from a solid foundation, with Tom Heaton usually a safe pair of hands between the sticks. Indeed, you could argue that the Villans shot themselves in the foot when losing two early goals against Bournemouth in their first home match.

Similarly, there’s a solid look about the West Ham defence and goalkeeper, with Lukasz Fabianski offering some stubborn resistance in front of Diop and Ogbonna, while punters wanting to back Under 1.5 Goals can grab a bit of 19/5 with Paddy Power.

Correct Score

We’re struggling to get away from the 1-1 scoreline despite the bookmakers feeling as though it is going to be a high-scoring clash. This scoreline is available at 15/2 with BetVictor, with the two teams likely to show plenty of respect for each other.

If you feel as though West Ham’s good start to the season can continue here, then bet365 have 9/1 about a 2-1 victory for the Hammers although we’re not sure we can trust them on the road just yet and they did play Watford when the Hornets were at their lowest ebb.

Therefore, the 2-0 victory for the Villans at 17/1 could be just the ticket and BetVictor offer that particular price.


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