West Ham are riding a crest of a wave at the moment after knocking holders Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup during the week. They will be hoping to carry that momentum when they travel to Villa Park on Sunday.
Aston Villa will have had nine days to prepare after playing their last match against Arsenal last Friday, but they have hit a bump in the road, having lost their last three matches.
In regards to team news, the Hammers only have one fitness concern, with Alex Kral having had to self-isolate after picking up the virus.
West Ham’s Predicted XI To Face Aston Villa:
Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Soucek, Fornals, Rice, Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma
Villa boss Dean Smith is sweating over the fitness of Morgan Sanson, Jaden Philogene-Bidace (both illness) and Bertrand Traore (thigh). Trezeguet is sidelined with a long-term knee injury.
Aston Villa’s Predicted XI:
Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings, Targett, Douglas Luiz, Ramsey, McGinn, Ings, Watkins
The bookies have made the Irons the slight favourites with Betfair pricing them at 6/4 to win. A draw is 13/5 with Betfred while a victory for Villa is 15/8 at the same bookmaker.
Predicted Score – 2-0 to West Ham