Aston Villa hold the upper hand in head-to-head meetings at Villa Park when playing against West Ham and this will probably be key when determining which team will win this Monday night thriller.
The home side has lost only twice in the last 18 games at Villa Park against West Ham. Those defeats came quite a while back in 2006 and 2014 and West Ham fans will not be optimistic coming into this match based on that evidence. Aston Villa have won 8 and drawn 8 of those 18 matches and have been a nightmare opponent for the Hammers.
Villa’s Dynamic Duo
History and tradition are important in English football, but there are also other factors which are in favour of the hosts coming into this match.
One of those things is the fact that their two midfield players, McGinn and Grealish, are probably the best midfield partnership outside the Top 6 at the moment. They are the two most fouled players in the EPL so far and opposition players have had to stop them illegally on 28 occasions.
This is definitely an indication that they strike fear in their opponents’ bones and for good reason. They are very dynamic, run double the amount you would expect them to and are also quite creative to boot.
Quality up Front
However, Grealish’s and McGinn’s dynamism would count for little if they didn’t have a capable striker in front of them. Luckily, in Moraes Wesley, Villa have a striker who looks like the real deal and his stats reaffirm this notion.
The Brazilian forward was involved in 19 goals in his 28 Jupiler Pro League matches last season. He also scored 3 goals and had 1 assist in Club Brugge’s JPL Playoff charge, and even scored 2 goals in the Champions League. He was one of the key players which helped Club Brugge qualify for the Champions League and that speaks a lot about his ability.
Villa to Win and Wesley to Score
This means that backing Aston Villa to win is the bet to make in this match. It comes with odds of 2.62. Another bet that punters should try is backing Aston Villa’s Moraes Wesley to score anytime at identical odds of 2.62