West Ham Utd. face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in January 2006, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Villans in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|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|
|2005/2006||Mon 12 Sep||West Ham Utd.||4 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 12 Apr||West Ham Utd.||2 - 2||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 23 Nov||Aston Villa||4 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Sat 02 Mar||Aston Villa||2 - 1||West Ham Utd.||PREM|
|2001/2002||Wed 05 Dec||West Ham Utd.||1 - 1||Aston Villa||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Villans have scored 4, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of West Ham Utd. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Hammers have conceded 15 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.
Aston Villa find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 29 points from their 25 matches. West Ham Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 20 points from their 25 games thus far.
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|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||1||2||3||9||14||5|
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Villans, as the Hammers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Aston Villa||Not drawn a match in their last 4 .|
|West Ham Utd.||Not won in previous 15 away matches.|
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.