Aston Villa will be hoping to guarantee themselves a place in the Premier League next season when they travel to London for a clash with West Ham.
Villa are currently above the relegation zone due to their slightly better goal difference over Watford. The small margin means that Dean Smith and his men simply have to win if they are to survive.
Should the visitors fail to get the three points, they risk opening the door for Watford who would overtake them with a victory over Arsenal. It should also be mentioned that should Villa and Watford both lose, then Bournemouth would overtake them both with a win against Everton.
As things stand, Villa are priced at 13/10 to win this Sunday. West Ham, on the other hand, are available at 2/1.
Both teams are in good form and both have won two of their last three league games. Villa’s victories over Crystal Palace and Arsenal have propelled them out of the bottom three. West Ham, meanwhile, enjoyed recent wins over Norwich and Watford as David Moyes continues the rebuilding job at the Hammers.
The London outfit don’t exactly have much to play for in this game however, with United in good form it’s hard to bet against them. Villa have also enjoyed an upturn in form but the question remains whether they’ll be able to take the heat and produce a strong performance when it really matters.
With such narrow margins, our recommendation is to back the draw which is currently available at 13/5.
Four of the last seven head to head games between these two teams have ended in draws; three of those were goalless. If you want a better price you could back another goalless draw to take place at the current offer of 14/1.
*All prices correct at time of writing and are subject to change