FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v West Ham United fixture

Aston Villa prepare to entertain West Ham United at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Villans are clearly on top, winning 52.08% of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Villa Park was less than a year ago, in April 2009, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Wed 04 NovWest Ham Utd.2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Villans, with 4 goals against.

In complete contrast to Aston Villa, West Ham Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Hammers have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa's total of 35 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. West Ham Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 18 points from 20 matches.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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West Ham Utd.6114594

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Aston Villa fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Villans. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
West Ham Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.