Aston Villa & West Ham Meet On Monday Night Football
This weekend’s Premier League action has already provided us with a lot of great moments, and we can see that continuing as we look ahead to Monday Night Football. There is a lot of potential in what these two teams could produce in the second city, and by these two teams, we of course mean Aston Villa and West Ham United. Both clubs have had pretty mixed starts to the campaign and even that may be an understatement, but there should be a lot of excitement from fans.
Villa’s season began with a 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, but it didn’t serve as a reason to push the panic button just yet. They went on to lose 2-1 to Bournemouth which was a bit less encouraging, before they returned to winning ways with a 2-0 triumph over Everton. They went into the Carabao Cup with confidence and showcased that, defeating Crewe Alexandra 6-1. They let themselves down against Aston Villa, though, losing 1-0. Ahmed Elmohamady, Conor Hourihane and Anwar El Ghazi could all return to the starting line-up for this one, whereas Trezeguet has a suspension that he needs to deal with.
Following a mixed pre-season, the Hammers began their Premier League run with a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City. They were then held 1-1 by Brighton & Hove Albion, which wasn’t the worst result in the world. They secured their first win of the season with a 3-1 success over Watford, before easing to a 2-0 win over Newport in the Carabao Cup. Then, in their last outing against Norwich City, they looked good again in a 2-0 victory. Winston Reid and Michail Antonio are both out of action for this one, with Robert Snodgrass and Carlos Sanchez being set to settle for the bench.
Aston Villa vs West Ham Match Prediction
Villa and West Ham are both capable of springing a goal out of nowhere, but for some reason, we just can’t picture it transpiring here. We think there will be some entertaining action to be had at Villa Park. West Ham will probably take a more defensive approach in the early stages in order to try and avoid the same fate that came for Everton a few weeks back. Villa, on the other hand, will be well aware of the fact that the pressure will grow the longer they fail to score. However, even with that being the case, they’ll be able to keep the visitors at bay.