Aston Villa vs West Ham United EPL Betting Prediction

Aston Villa vs West Ham United Prediction 3/17/2024

Aston Villa (17-7-4) travel to face off against West Ham United (12-9-7) on Sunday, March 17th. This match will be played at London Stadium in London. Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from a loss in their last match, while West Ham United is coming off a draw. The match will get started at 10:00 AM ET.

Aston Villa vs West Ham United

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Aston Villa Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Aston Villa will be looking to put their last match behind them, as they were shut out by Tottenham Hotspur. Heading into that match, they were +145 on the money line, and the four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

Overall, Aston Villa took ten shots but only had one shot on goal. Youri Tielemans and Matty Cash were the two players who had the most overall looks, with each player finishing with two total shots.

On the defensive end, things weren’t much better for Aston Villa, as they allowed four goals on Tottenham Hotspur’s five shots on goal. Emiliano Martinez finished with just one save, and as a club, Aston Villa had seven blocked shots.

Through 28 matches, Aston Villa sits in 4th place in the EPL, with a record of 17-7-4. Overall, they have been favored in 21 matches, going 14-4-3 in those contests. Over their last seven matches, Aston Villa has gone 4-3, including a 4-0 loss to 5th-ranked Tottenham Hotspur. Following this match against West Ham United, Aston Villa will return home to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on March 30th.

West Ham United Is Coming Off A Draw

West Ham United will be looking to get back on the winning track after picking up a draw vs. Burnley FC. Going into that match, they were the heavy favorite at home, with a money line payout of -167. The two combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 2.5 goals.

West Ham’s offensive attack took a total of 22 shots, but they only scored on two of these attempts. Lucas Paqueta was the only player to take multiple shots on goal, finding the net on one of his two attempts. Overall, four West Ham players took four shots apiece.

On the defensive end, West Ham allowed a total of 11 shots, giving up two goals on four shots on goal. Alphonse Areola finished with three saves. One of Burnley’s two goals was due to an own goal by West Ham, though, which was deflected off a corner kick.

In the EPL standings, West Ham United is currently in 7th place, four points behind Manchester United. Their overall record is 12-9-7, and they have been playing well of late, going 2-0-1 in their last three matches. This season, West Ham has been favored in 12 matches, going 7-1-4, while they have been the underdog in 16 matches, going 5-8-3. After this match vs. Aston Villa, they will be on the road vs. Newcastle United on March 30th.

Aston Villa Offense Breakdown

So far this season, Aston Villa has been one of the more potent offensive clubs in the EPL, ranking 6th in goals per match (2.0) and 6th in shots on goal per match (5.6). They have also been successful in earning corner kicks, ranking 5th in the league in that category. Ollie Watkins has been their top scoring threat, as he is 2nd in the EPL in goals scored (16) and shots on goal (39).

West Ham United Offense Breakdown

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West Ham United’s attack has been solid this season, as they are 9th in the EPL in goals scored. They have scored more than their season average in three straight matches. Jarrod Bowen is the top scorer for West Ham and is 5th in the EPL in goals scored. He also leads the club in shots on goal, which is 9th in the EPL. James Ward-Prowse is the leader in assists for West Ham and is 16th in the EPL in that category. He is also 3rd on the club in goals scored.

Aston Villa Defense Breakdown

Heading into their match against West Ham United, Aston Villa’s defense is coming off a rough performance against Tottenham Hotspur, where they allowed four goals. Overall, they are 7th in the EPL in goals allowed per match at 1.5. They are also 9th in blocked shots and 19th in interceptions. Keeper Emiliano Martínez is 10th in the EPL with six clean sheets and 12th in saves. Over their last five matches, they have allowed 2.2 goals per match.

West Ham United Defense Breakdown

West Ham United’s defense has struggled of late, allowing two goals in two of their last four matches. This includes giving up two goals to the 19th-ranked Burnley FC offense on March 10th. Overall, they are 14th in the EPL in goals allowed at 1.8 per match. Keeper Alphonse Aréola is 12th in the EPL with four clean sheets and is third in saves with 106. West Ham is 16th in blocked shots and 4th in interceptions.

Aston Villa vs West Ham United Prediction

Looking at how we expect this EPL matchup between Aston Villa and West Ham to play out, we are going with Aston Villa to pull out the win at +137. Our projections have this one finishing with a final score of 2-1 in favor of Aston Villa. Coming into the match, both clubs are in the top five in terms of shooting percentage, but we have Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa as the top projected goal scorer. On the other side, look for Jarrod Bowen to find the net for West Ham.

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