class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>In confident spirits and boasting a strong record against Smith's team, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Hammers to come out on top at Villa Park
West Ham will be on a high when they travel to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa in Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Hammers head into the weekend sitting pretty in fourth place and having knocked Manchester City out of the EFL Cup on penalties on Wednesday.
Aston Villa vs West Ham latest odds
Having come out on top in both meetings with this opposition last season, they are available at 6/4 (2.50) with bet365 to maintain the feel-good factor with another victory here.
Dean Smith’s men have lost each of their last three consecutive matches in the league but can be backed at 7/4 (2.75) to bounce back with a much-needed win in this one.
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Five of the last 10 encounters between this duo have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 5/2 (3.50) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
Aston Villa vs West Ham goalscorer
Danny Ings is the 5/1 (6.0) favourite to open the scoring despite hitting the net just once in his last seven matches, while Ollie Watkins is priced at 13/2 (7.50) to double his goal tally for the season with the opener.
Michail Antonio is a strong 11/2 (6.50) first goalscorer bet after striking in seven of his 10 appearances this campaign, with Jarrod Bowen priced at 15/2 (8.50) following goals in two of his last five matches.
Aston Villa vs West Ham preview
Having overcome EFL Cup specialists Manchester City despite making wholesale changes, David Moyes’ full strength team will be confident of maintaining their impressive form against a home side lacking in confidence following recent results.
Indeed, the guests have won seven and lost none of their last nine away games in all competitions, taking 10 of their 17 points in the league so far this season from their four matches on the road.
Aston Villa vs West Ham predictions
With West Ham boasting eight clean sheets in 11 matches and having failed to score only twice in 17 fixtures stretching back to last season, they look well worth those 6/4 (2.50) odds to overcome a Villa team they have lost against just once in the last 10 encounters.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.