Aston Villa will welcome West Ham United at Villa Park this Sunday as the two sides look to fight it out in search of the three points in the Premier League. The Villans managed to secure a 4-1 win over Bolton Wanderers in midweek. Similarly, the Hammers will come into this game after securing a 3-0 victory away at Viborg. Therefore, we can expect both teams to be confident about picking up a positive result this weekend.
Aston Villa vs West Ham United: Talking Tactics
Steven Gerrard will opt for a 4-3-1-2 formation and could ask his men to control the flow of the game and create enough chances for Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins up top.
David Moyes will set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to instruct his men to keep a solid shape at the back and engineer enough opportunities to win this clash.
Diego Carlos is still sidelined for a long time with a serious injury. Otherwise, Gerrard has no fresh injury worries to deal with ahead of this game on Sunday.
Aston Villa Predicted XI
Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Kamara, Ramsey, Coutinho, Ings, Watkins
West Ham United
Craig Dawson is unlikely to be ready in time for this game as he continues to recover from a thigh injury. Vladimír Coufal is a major doubt for this clash and will have to pass a late fitness test if he wants to play a part this weekend.
West Ham United Predicted XI
Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Kehrer, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio
Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings need to work together collectively and will be given the responsibility to make a difference in the final third.
The defensive performance of Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa could go a long way in determining the fate of this contest.
West Ham United
Declan Rice has to figure out a way to dominate the midfield battle alongside Tomas Soucek at the centre of the park.
Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma will carry most of the creative burden for West Ham in the opposition half.
Aston Villa vs West Ham United: Streaming Links
|BBC Radio 5
|SiriusXM FC, USA Network
|Hotstar VIP, JioTV
|Movistar+, DAZN, DAZN 1
|Sky Sport, NOW TV
|Sky Sport Premier League
|Sky Sport NOW