|Aston Villa||West Ham United|
|Tyrone Mings #40||Manuel Lanzini #10|
|Neil Taylor #3||Łukasz Fabiański #1|
|John McGinn #7||Ryan Fredericks #24|
|Jack Grealish #10||Issa Diop #23|
|Anwar El Ghazi #21||Arthur Masuaku #26|
|Tom Heaton #1||Mark Noble #16|
|Jota #23||Angelo Ogbonna #21|
|Björn Engels #22||Declan Rice #41|
|Wesley #9||Felipe Anderson #8|
|Frédéric Guilbert #24||Sébastien Haller #22|
|Marvelous Nakamba #11||Andriy Yarmolenko #7|
|2016-02-02||Premier League||West Ham United : Aston Villa||2 : 0|
|2015-12-26||Premier League||Aston Villa : West Ham United||1 : 1|
|2015-05-09||Premier League||Aston Villa : West Ham United||1 : 0|
|2014-11-08||Premier League||West Ham United : Aston Villa||0 : 0|
|2014-02-08||Premier League||Aston Villa : West Ham United||0 : 2|
Aston Villa vs West Ham United will be the Premier League 5th Round closing match, which will be held at Villa Park, in Birmingham. Newcomer of PL will play against one of the most interesting teams West Ham. Aston Villa promoted to Premier League thanks to their perseverance and a good game, so we will see if they can resist the Hummers on Monday. Read our thoughts about this exiting PL Aston Villa vs West Ham United match, here below.
These teams met when both played in Premier League 3 seasons ago. Both played very defensive football, so in 6 out of their last 7 games, matches finished with less than 2.5 goals. Villans conceded in 3 last meetings, moreover, West Ham United already unbeaten in 3 games in a row playing against Villans.
Aston Villa spent very big money during the summer transfer window, however, this doesn’t give any results so far. They have only 3 points in 4 games, which was taken from Everton playing at Villa Park. In general, a team struggling to play in defence mostly, as they conceded goals in 3 games, saving clean sheet only against Everton.
The last match they played against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. It seemed that the team was playing rugby since only in the first half they had collected 4 yellow cards, and already at the beginning of the second and red. Trezeguet made absolutely inaccurate tripping, for what was sent out of the pitch. This almost did not change the course of the game. However, it was even more difficult for the team to defend. Experienced, fast and great players of the Crystal Palace attack, scored a long-waited goal and took away very important 3 points in this game. In general, the Lions attack showing great results, as they failed to score only against Palace, however, they need to strengthen their defence. Recent manager assistant John Terry, ex-player of Chelsea and captain of English national football team, should take a lead and teaching how to defence.
West Ham United
The Irons have a better season so far than their rivals on Monday. West Ham United have already 2 great wins over Watford and Norwich City. They struggled at the first 2 rounds of Premier League, losing to Manchester City and then losing the lead against Brighton. Now team stand at 7th place with 7 points in the pocket, so they have a great opportunity to take 3 more points playing against a weak newcomer.
The Hammers perfectly played the last match against Norwich. Even without controlling the possession, they were more dangerous and fats on counter-attacks. Already at 24th minute, West Ham summer signing Haller scored the opening goal. Second time also started for them successfully as returning after injuries, Yarmolenko scored the second goal of the match and strengthened their leadership. They save a clean sheet and totally pressed the opponents at the second half.
In general, they have very different and talented players in the team. All of them complement each other and create football that is nice to watch. It can be seen that Manuel Pellegrini leads the team successfully. We believe that under his leadership we will see new achievements and the heights of the club.
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