Aston Villa are looking to get back into winning ways but will have to do well against rigid bogey team West Ham in a game that both sides could win.
Aston Villa currently sit in sixth with West Ham in ninth, a win for either side would see them climb into fifth, over taking Newcastle.
The home side will be without Emiliano Buendia and Tyrone Mings who both have long term injuries. Jacob Ramsey and Alex Moreno are doubts for today’s game and it’s unlikely that they will feature.
Speaking on West Ham, Unai Emery said: “It will be a very difficult match” and “They are being very strong defensively, committed defensively.”
He’s right to think that as the last time Aston Villa beat West Ham in a Premier League game was back in 2015.
The away side are set to have Aaron Cresswell, Ben Johnson and Łukasz Fabiański returning from injury with David Moyes alluding to Mohammed Kudus getting a start saying that “He is very close to playing.”
With Aston Villa winning 10 consecutive home games and West Hams record against them coming into play, this is set out to be an entertaining matchup between two good sides.