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 less than a year ago, in February 2007, the Villans carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory 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||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|
|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|
Recent respective form guides
Aston Villa are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Villans in those games, with 4 conceded.
West Ham Utd.'s away form is equally impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Those games have seen the Hammers pummel 11 goals, and let in 4.
Aston Villa's 11 points from 7 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. West Ham Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 10 points from their 7 games played so far,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
|West Ham Utd.||6||4||0||2||10||5||12|
FootyMad's prediction ...
West Ham Utd. are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Aston Villa. Away win
|Aston Villa||7 games since last home draw.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|West Ham Utd.||12 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.