West Ham United will be hosting Aston Villa on Sunday. The fixture will take place at 7:30 pm IST on 13th March at the London Stadium. West Ham will be playing their 29th match of the league whereas Aston Villa will be playing their 28th match of the league. The Hammers are playing for a spot in the top four and Aston Villa is contending for a place in the top half of the top league.
West Ham United are currently 6th on the Premier League table with 45 points. They recently suffered a 1-0 loss against Liverpool at Anfield. Nevertheless, they look like a strong team to beat and Villa will surely have to try hard to beat them. West Ham are experiencing one of their best seasons but have to do more to secure a Champions League spot.
West Ham United Premier League Form: W D D W L
Aston Villa are currently 9th on the Premier League table with 9 points away from West Ham. They have won three consecutive wins after beating Leeds United 3-0. Villa have improved a lot under Steven Gerrard and will give it their all to defeat West Ham. The Lions would have had more chances of losing before Gerrard was appointed.
Aston Villa Premier League Form: L L W W W
West Ham United vs Aston Villa: The Hammers team news
Declan Rice was ill before playing full 90 minutes against Sevilla. Therefore, he will be checked before getting the nod to start the game. Mark Noble is available for David Moyes in case the manager wants to make any changes in the game.
Jarrod Bowen will be a huge miss for West Ham with a heel injury as he has been their star man on many occasions. Said Benrahma is likely to take place of either Nikola Vlasic or Pablo Fornals in the starting lineup against Aston Villa
West Ham United possible starting lineup
Lukasz Fabianski; Ben Johnson, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Said Benrahma, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals; Michail Antonio
Aston Villa vs West Ham United: The Lions team news
Aston Villa displayed a strong performance against Leeds United winning the game by a 3 goal difference. Steven Gerrard is unlikely to make any changes to the squad that faced the Whites. Villa also has the advantage of not having any injury issues before facing West Ham.
Nevertheless, Emiliano Buendia could replace either Ollie Watkins or Danny Ings as a substitute later into the game. Moreover, Calum Chambers is likely to keep his place in the starting lineup in the center of the defense alongside Tyrone Mings.
Aston Villa possible starting lineup
Emiliano Martinez; Matty Cash, Calum Chambers, Tyrone Mings, Lucas Digne; John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Jacob Ramsey; Philippe Coutinho; Danny Ings, Ollie Watkins
West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa
West Ham are currently sitting above Aston Villa on the Premier League table but Villa are enjoying better form at the moment. The Hammers are struggling to finish their chances and that could hurt them against Villa on Sunday. Moreover, Villa looks strong under Gerrard who could potentially even beat West Ham but that might not be the case on Sunday.
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