West Ham vs Aston Villa by Marlo
However, in the end, I decided it quite simply isn't worth the risk when you can get a 75% return on West Ham beating Aston Villa in 90 minutes.
Aston Villa are making a statement and with 6 straight league defeats, I don't quite believe it is the right statement.
Home wins over QPR, Manchester City and Liverpool, with wins over QPR and Liverpool being by 2 goal margins shows that the Hammers aren't just a hit and miss outfit, but a solid and formiddable unit this season.
Away from home, three straight league defeats to QPR, Everton and Chelsea, each ocassion by at least 2 goals shows Aston Villa will be there for the taking.
Prior to the agonising home defeat against Spurs, Villa hadn't scored in 5 league games and that just won't work at this level. Unacceptable.
They will be without Benteke here due to suspension and that will weaken their already impotent attack.
Take the -1 AH here as I see a void at worst.
|West Ham -1 AH||Sbobet||2.45||8||0-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.