Aston Villa Match Preview

West Ham United won their last home game against Wolverhampton Wanderers last month and this afternoon they will be looking for their first victory in March, as Aston Villa visit Stratford.

If three points are picked up here, the Hammers will have completed their second double of the campaign having already taken maximum points from newly-promoted Watford this campaign.

In fact, the hosts will be looking to continue a run that has seen them unbeaten against the villains since today’s visitors were promoted back to the Premier League in 2019.

This will be the first time that the Hammers’ fans will have been able to see Villa since their return to the Premier League was confirmed after the 2-1 win over Derby County at Wembley in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final.

Since the 4-1 victory for the Irons at Villa Park back in October, the visitors have changed their Head-Coach, as Dean Smith was replaced by ex-Glasgow Rangers boss and former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard.

Neither side have an advantage going into this game as both were in action on Thursday night but Gerard’s team are looking to build on their 3-0 success against Leeds United at Elland Road, whereas the East Londoners will be hoping to bounce back from their UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg defeat against La Liga side Sevilla.

Jarrod Bowen missed the trip to Spain with injury and he won’t be available here either.

Saïd Benrahma came off the bench three days ago and is available to David Moyes if the Scotsman decides to make changes.

The match is a 2pm kick-off and the referee is Jarred Gillett.