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West Ham vs Aston Villa Prediction & Betting Tips

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          West Ham vs Aston Villa Prediction & Betting Tips

          The London Stadium hosts West Ham and Aston Villa this Sunday in the early kick-off in the Premier League. Both teams are looking to be playing European football next season, but whether they get three points this weekend could decide which level they compete in.

          Date: 17/03/2024

          Kick-off time: 14:00

          Location: London Stadium

          There is quite a gap between the Champions League spots and those below it, with Aston Villa looking to fend off Tottenham whereas West Ham aim to close in on the likes of Manchester United and shake off Wolves and Newcastle.

          West Ham currently sit seventh in the Premier League after 28 games. The Hammers have 12 wins, seven draws and nine losses, leaving them on 43 points, ten points from European football.

          The Hammers have been underwhelming in front of goal this season, scoring just 43 goals in 28 games, an average of 1.59 goals a game. West Ham have struggled defensively with some big losses this season. The Hammers have conceded 47 goals and have kept five clean sheets.

          Aston Villa sit just above West Ham in fourth in the Premier League. In 28 games, Villa have 17 wins, four draws and seven losses which leaves them on 55 points, just two points ahead of Tottenham.

          Villa have been amongst the goals this season, scoring 59 goals giving them an average of 2.19 goals a game. Aston Villa have also been consistent in defence, conceding 37 goals and keeping six clean sheets.

          This will be the 120th meeting between West Ham and Aston Villa, with the first meeting coming back in 1913. The Hammers have the better record in the fixture with 45 wins in comparison to Aston Villa’s 39 wins, the other 35 games ending in a draw.

          The last five games in the fixture have seen three West Ham wins, one draw and one Aston Villa win. However, other than the 1 - 0 West Ham win in August 2022, both teams have been on the scoresheet in the four other games, three of the games having over three goals.

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          Over 2.5 goals @ 4/7 on William Hill

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          Team News

          West Ham Team News

          David Moyes could have a fully fit squad for this weekend with the likes of Emerson Palmieri, Nayef Aguerd and Maxwel Cornet all potentially returning this weekend.

          Aston Villa Team News

          Unai Emery will be without Boubacar Kamara, Emiliano Buendia and Tyrone Mings this weekend. Emery will also be missing John McGinn after his red card against Tottenham. However, Jhon Duran and Jacob Ramsey could return to the squad.

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          In their last five games in all competitions, West Ham have two wins, one draw and two losses.

          Taiwo Awoniyi gave Nottingham Forest the 1 - 0 lead at halftime with his goal in the fifth minute of first-half added time. In the second half, Kalvin Phillips was sent off for The Hammers and in the 94th minute Callum Hudson-Odoi scored to secure the 2 - 0 win for Nottingham Forest.

          West Ham bounced back against Brentford the next time out. Jarrod Bowen had two goals to his name within seven minutes but Neal Maupay got Brentford on the scoresheet before halftime. However, Bowen completed his hat-trick in the second half and a goal from Palmieri secured the 4 - 2 win for West Ham, Yoane Wissa scoring late on for Brentford.

          The Hammers picked up another win over Everton. Beto gave Everton the lead early in the second half, but Kurt Zouma equalised for West Ham within six minutes. Tomas Soucek and Edson Alvarez both scored in extra time to secure the 3 - 1 win for West Ham.

          The first leg of the Europa League Round of 16 saw West Ham in Germany to take on Freiburg. Michael Gregoritsch scored the only goal of the game in the 81st minute to give Freiburg the 1 - 0 win.

          Back in the Premier League, West Ham faced Burnley. A goal from David Datro Fofana and an own goal from Konstantinos Mavropanos gave Burnley the 2 - 0 lead at halftime. However, an early goal in the second half from Lucas Paqueta and a 91st-minute goal from Danny Ings gave West Ham the 2 - 2 draw.

          West Ham also face Freiburg in the second leg of the Europa League Round of 16 on Thursday.

          In their last five games in all competitions, Aston Villa have three wins, one draw and one loss.

          The trip to Craven Cottage saw Ollie Watkins grab a goal in each half to give Aston Villa the 2 - 0 lead. Rodrigo Muniz did get Fulham on the scoresheet with 30 minutes to go, but Villa held on for the 2 - 1 win over Fulham.

          Watkins was on the scoresheet again for Aston Villa, this time in the fourth minute against Nottingham Forest. Douglas Luiz added two for Villa but Moussa Niakhate got Forest on the scoresheet before halftime. Morgan Gibbs-White added another for Forest but a goal from Leon Bailey secured the 4 - 2 win for Villa.

          Another brace from Watkins gave Aston Villa the 2 - 0 lead at halftime but goals from Tahith Chong and Carlton Morris drew Luton Town level with 15 minutes to go. However, Lucas Digne popped up with a goal in the 89th minute to give Aston Villa the 3 - 2 win.

          The first leg of the Europa Conference League Round of 16 saw Aston Villa travel to the Netherlands to take on Ajax. The game finished in a 0 - 0 draw with both Ajax and Aston Villa having a player sent off, Tristan Gooijer and Ezri Konsa.

          The last time out for Aston Villa was against Tottenham. Aston Villa finished another game with ten men with John McGinn sent off as goals from James Maddison, Brennan Johnson, Son Heung-min and Timo Werner gave Tottenham the 4 - 0 win.

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          Where to watch

          West Ham vs Aston Villa will not be broadcasted in the U.K. but the game can be followed via radio on BBC Five Live or TalkSport.