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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Aston Villa||1 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Dec||West Ham Utd.||0 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sun 11 May||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 06 Oct||Aston Villa||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 03 Feb||Aston Villa||1 - 0||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sun 10 Sep||West Ham Utd.||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 14 Jan||Aston Villa||1 - 2||West 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:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||0||3||3||9||14||3|
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
|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.