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Aston Villa vs West Ham: Premier League preview

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ston Villa and West Ham are looking to shake off defeats to maintain their push for European qualification.

A disappointing loss to Burnley was a surprise for Dean Smith & Co., while the Hammers were brushed aside by Liverpool.

Villa can leapfrog the Hammers with victory, while David Moyes will be desperate to not lose any further ground on the top four.

Aston Villa vs West Ham is scheduled for an 8.15pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Villa Park.

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TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

There could be a debut for each team at Villa Park.

Morgan Sanson is available and could come straight into the starting XI as Dean Smith looks to change up his team after a frustrating loss at Burnley.

West Ham could bring Jesse Lingard in after he joined on loan. Michail Antonio was a minor fitness doubt, but should start.

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Prediction: Aston Villa 2-2 West Ham

I’m expecting plenty of action, at both ends of the pitch, with two teams pushing for Europe after exceeding pre-season expectations. Score draw and an outside punt for game of the round.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Aston Villa wins: 38
  • Draws: 34
  • West Ham wins: 41

Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Aston Villa: 5/4
  • Draw: 12/5
  • West Ham: 12/5
  • 2-2 draw: 10/1

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