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Aston Villa V West Ham: Match Preview And Betting Odds

Aston Villa V West Ham: Match Preview And Betting Odds

West Ham will be able to pick an almost fully fit squad for the match against Aston Villa on Monday night, with Michail Antonio (hamstring) and Winston Reid (knee) the only absentees from the squad.

At his pre-match press conference today, manager Manuel Pellegrini said he would be happy if his team played every match like they did against Norwich City last time out.

The Hammers kept their first clean sheet of the season in their 2-0 win versus the Canaries and created a number of clear cut chances. Pellegrini will be hoping for the same level of performance against Villa.

Dean Smith’s side lost 1-0 to Crystal Palace in their last game but they went down to ten men after Trezeguet was sent off. The Egyptian will be unavailable for the Villans on Monday.

James Chester and Matt Targett (both thigh) are also unlikely to feature, and Jonathan Kodjia has a head injury which needs to be assessed by the medical staff.

The bookies have actually made West Ham joint-favourites with BetVictor pricing them at 17/10 to get the win. A draw is 13/5 with Sky Bet while a Villa victory is 17/10 at Betfred.

Predicted Score – 2-1 to West Ham