Aston Villa vs West Ham Odds: The Battle of the Clarets
When? Sunday 28th August at 14:00 BST
Where? Villa Park
Latest Result: West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa, 13th March 2022
West Ham travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa this weekend in what is set to be an incredible game. The two clubs both have fantastic squads after making some smart acquisitions in the transfer window. Despite this, they have both been slow out of the blocks.
This match is a chance for Villa and West Ham to put their poor starts behind them and begin to build some form.
Villa dealt injury blow
Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa looked to be one of the most exciting sides in the Premier League after their positive transfer window, but so far, they’ve been wide of the mark.
Their biggest signing of the summer, Diego Carlos (£28 million) has been sidelined with a rather nasty injury. He ruptured his Achilles’ tendon late on in their 2-1 victory over Everton. The centre-back will be a massive miss for the Villans. Gerrard is optimistic that his new signing will feature again this season but refused to give any estimation as to when.
Even with Carlos, Villa have struggled. They lost on the opening day to newly promoted Bournemouth in what was a poor performance. They then hosted Everton and managed to scrape a 2-1 win after some late pressure. The next fixture saw them be decimated 3-1 by Crystal Palace, leaving Villa with 3 points from a possible 9!
Gerrard’s side have been more comfortable at home this season which has made the Aston Villa vs West Ham odds more even than you might think. If you’re looking to back The Villans you will find them at 6/5 to win on 888Sport.
West Ham struggling massively
West Ham have been outperforming expectations for a couple of seasons now. They have qualified for European football twice in two seasons and have built an excellent squad core.
Declan Rice has stuck around, despite being heavily linked with transfers away from the club. He has been the heir to Mark Noble and has very much kept the values of West Ham alive since Noble retired. They have also brought in Gianluca Scamacca to offer support to Michail Antonio as well as some defensive reinforcements.
The new signings are yet to gel into the team and as a result, West Ham have been performing poorly. They have lost all three of their Premier League openers and are yet to score a goal, David Moyes will begin to face pressure if his side cannot find the right result against Villa.
Moyes’ side are the underdogs according to the bookies, the Aston Villa vs West Ham odds have West Ham as 85/40 to win on 888Sport.
Aston Villa vs West Ham odds: Picks
We are going to have to disagree with the Aston Villa vs West Ham odds and back underdogs West Ham to win.
Here is our pick:
- West Ham United to win
- Both Teams to Score
Our final pick is the score prediction, we’re going for a 1-2 West Ham victory. I can see both teams scoring but West Ham having more gut than Villa in the end and managing to secure the points. The odds of this are 10/1 via 888sport.
It’s the battle of the clarets, who will come out on top?
Author: Jude Sutcliffe