- Aston Villa have taken seven points from the last nine on offer at home.
- West Ham have dropped points in 50% of their away games in the league this season.
- West Ham have scored one or fewer goals in five of their last seven league matches on the road.
- Aston Villa were unbeaten in 70% of their last 10 home league fixtures.
Villa out for revenge
Aston Villa were left baffled when they exited the London Stadium with nothing in November having dominated for large swathes of their 2-1 reverse to West Ham, though the Villains could be worth backing to exact some revenge this week.
Villa needed a dollop or two of luck to see off Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, though Dean Smith’s men will feel they were long overdue some fortune after a campaign littered with contentious decisions given against them.
Nevertheless, the Villains will be happy to return to Villa Park where they have taken seven points from the last nine on offer, and more success in the West Midlands looks possible against the Irons.
West Ham’s limp showing
West Ham have been flirting with a top four challenge this season, though the Irons were served up a dose of confidence-shattering reality by champions Liverpool on Sunday.
The injury-hit hit Reds were in total command as they roared to a 3-1 triumph over the Hammers in the capital, and the manner of defeat is certain to have knocked West Ham’s confidence ahead of their trip to Villa Park.
Villa worth backing
Aston Villa have momentum to burn following a three-match unbeaten run on their own patch, and the Villains will feel they are facing West Ham at a good time following the Irons’ chastening experience against Liverpool.
With the innovative Jack Grealish pulling the strings, Villa have been creating as many chances as any other team in the division of late, and their final third potency should see them outgun a Hammers team that shipped five goals in their last two assignments.
Villa can draw level on 35 points with West Ham with a victory on Wednesday, and the hosts are favoured to get the win they need at the prices available, while our 2-1 correct score prediction backs Dean Smith’s men to triumph by the odd goal in three.
Aston Villa bagged exactly two goals in two of their last three outings, and another brace should allow them to get the job done against a West Ham attack that plundered exactly one goal in three of their last five matches.
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