Aston Villa are in great form. Of their last 8 matches they have won 5, drawn one and lost two. Their victories over Chelsea and Hibernian with big scores are especially impressive.
West Ham are also in good shape, having won 4 of their last 8 matches. However, it is worth noting that they lost to Liverpool and Manchester City, indicating that they may have problems against stronger teams.
In previous matches, West Ham dominated Aston Villa, winning 4 of the last 5 meetings. However, given Aston Villa's current form, the next meeting could be more competitive.
Both teams play aggressive and attacking football. They average over 3 goals per match, indicating a potentially high-scoring match ahead.
Why: Both teams consistently compete in high-scoring matches. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 6 of Aston Villa's last 8 matches, and the same can be said for West Ham. Given that both teams score on average over 1.5 goals per match, as well as their defensive vulnerabilities, it is reasonable to expect at least 3 goals in the upcoming match. Given the attacking prowess of both teams and their recent track record, this appears to be the best bet with good odds.
Aston Villa have shown slightly better form in recent matches. They managed to draw with Wolverhampton, beat Chelsea away and have a better goal difference compared to West Ham. Although head-to-head statistics show that West Ham have been favored in past meetings, Aston Villa's current form suggests that West Ham will be favored in this match. However, given the unpredictability of football, this bet remains high risk.
EnglandPremier League - Round 7