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History of the West Ham United v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 49 games played, Villans have recorded 8 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 24 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2008, with Aston Villa inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Hammers in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 AprAston Villa1 - 1West Ham Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 20 DecWest Ham Utd.0 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sun 11 MayWest Ham Utd.2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2007/2008Sat 06 OctAston Villa1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 03 FebAston Villa1 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sun 10 SepWest Ham Utd.1 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 14 JanAston Villa1 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 11.

Aston Villa have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Villans's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 7 goals for and 5 against.

West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 7 points from their 10 games thus far. Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 18 from their 10 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.60339143
Aston Villa6141667

FootyMad's prediction ...

Aston Villa are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 9 most recent games.
Aston Villa Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 3 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.