West Ham vs Aston Villa: Prediction, kick-off time, team news, TV, live stream, team news, h2h, odds – preview
est Ham head into their final match before the Premier League pauses for an international break sitting in the bottom three.
Aston Villa are in town as David Moyes and his team look to pull away from the relegation zone.
The planned trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City has been postponed, so this is Moyes’ side final chance for a few weeks to move away from the relegation zone.
The Hammers are unbeaten in their three League matches at the London Stadium in 2023, a welcome stat considering they have not won any of their five games on the road since the turn of the year.
Unai Emery’s Villa are clear of the relegation battle below them, and have been in solid form away from home in recent weeks.
Date, kick-off time and venue
West Ham vs Aston Villa is scheduled for a 2pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
The match will take place at the London Stadium.
Where to watch West Ham vs Aston Villa
TV channel and live stream: The match will not be broadcast live in the UK. This is because it was originally scheduled for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, but was moved due to West Ham’s progress in the Europa Conference League.
West Ham vs Aston Villa team news
Michail Antonio picked up a calf knock in midweek after scoring a brace, while there are slight injury concerns over Flynn Downes (ankle) and Lucas Paqueta (calf) too. None of those are believed to be serious issues though.
Lukasz Fabianski remains out and a heel injury is still a problem for Vladimir Coufal, but Danny Ings is fit and pushing for a start against his former side.
Philippe Coutinho is not expected to return for Aston Villa until after the international break, while Boubacar Kamara and Diego Carlos are also still out.
Leander Dendoncker is a doubt with a hand injury, which Emery said was picked up in a “domestic accident” at home.
Danny Ings is in contention to start against his former club
West Ham vs Aston Villa prediction
West Ham are still far from convincing, with that midweek win in Cyprus not enough to suggest that a return to form could be imminent for Moyes’ side.
Villa meanwhile will be eyeing a top-half finish under Unai Emery, though they too have been relatively inconsistent. A nervy draw could be on the cards.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
West Ham wins: 45
Aston Villa wins: 38
West Ham vs Aston Villa match odds
West Ham: 5/4
Aston Villa: 12/5
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).