West Ham vs. Aston Villa 7/26/20 EPL Soccer Prediction and Picks
Aston Villa (9-7-21) at West Ham (10-8-19)
EPL Soccer: Sunday July 26th, 2020 at 11:00 AM (Olympic Stadium)
The Line: West Ham +205 / Draw +255 / Aston Villa +!30 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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West Ham hosts Aston Villa in EPL soccer action from the Olympic Stadium on Sunday morning.
West Ham comes into this match in 15th place on 38 points with a record of 10 wins, 8 draws and 19 losses following a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in their last match. In the tie with Man U, Michail Antonio scored from the penalty spot in first half stoppage time to give West Ham the lead, but United would tie the game at one six minutes after the half. Both sides would have their chances, but in the end, neither side would budge and the points would be split at full time. Antonio leads West Ham in scoring with 10 goals while Pablo Fornais and Robert Snodgrass each have a team-high 5 assists this season.
Aston Villa on the other hand, come into this one in 17th place, tied with Watford on 34 points with a record of 9 wins, 7 draws and 21 losses following a 1-0 win over Arsenal last time out. In the win over Arsenal, Trezeguet would open the scoring in the 27th minute and the goal would hold into the second half where Arsenal would put on the pressure, holding 72% possession, but even with all of the possession, the Gunners couldn’t get a shot on target, leaving Aston Villa to leave with the win and the huge three points at full time. Jack Grealish leads Aston Villa with 7 goals and 6 assists this season.
I’m a bit concerned with West Ham as the Hammers could be feeling all sorts of confident after earning a draw with Manchester United on the road. However, Aston Villa beat Arsenal last time out at home and a win here would go a long, long way towards securing their premier league safety for next season. I just think Villa has more to play for so I’ll back Aston Villa on the ML here.