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Team news, kick-off time, TV channel as Dean Smith looks to bounce back from a three-game losing streak against the in-form Hammers

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Aston Villa face a difficult task to find their way back to victory when they host fit West Ham this weekend.

Dean Smith’s side followed a famous win at Old Trafford late last month with a three-game losing streak in the Premier League.

Dean Smith’s Villa take on David Moyes’ Hammers after three-game losing streak

Villa beat Manchester United 1-0 before losing away trips to north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal, between a damaging derby loss to Wolves.

West Ham, meanwhile, flies in all competitions, with a 1-0 victory over Spurs last weekend, placing them in fourth place in the league.

David Moyes’ side also have a perfect record in their debut Europa League campaign as they knocked out Man City from the Carabao Cup midweek.

Aston Villa vs. West Ham: date and time

The Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, October 31.

The match at Villa Park will start at 4.30 p.m.

West Ham collected all three points with a 3-1 win over Villa in that game last season, with Jesse Lingard scoring twice on his debut.

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Benrahma’s penalty sealed the Irons’ place in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals this week

Aston Villa v West Ham TV Channel & Live Stream

This match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with live coverage starting at 4 p.m. ET.

Sky Sports customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.

Alternatively, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass on NowTV for £ 9.99.

Updates will also be broadcast live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon.

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Villa fell to a 3-1 defeat against Arsenal in their last Premier League outing

Aston Villa vs West Ham: team news

The hosts welcome Bertrand Traoré again after his convalescence, but Morgan Sanson and Jaden Philogene-Bidace are missing due to illness.

Keinan Davis is back in action after a knee problem, but Leon Bailey may only be fit enough for the bench as Villa looks to manage his return to the pitch.

Trezeguet remains Villa’s serious absentee as he continues his rehabilitation after a serious knee injury he suffered earlier this year.

West Ham meanwhile have no major issues to face after the summer signing of Alex Kral returned to training after testing positive for Covid-19.

Vladimir Coufal also suffered a groin injury, but the full-back managed to make a late appearance in the Hammers’ win on Wednesday.

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Bailey made his return from injury as a second-half substitute against the Gunners

Aston Villa vs. West Ham: what has been said?

Dean Smith: “They are having a great time. They are behind two Premier League wins against Everton and Tottenham and a cup victory against Manchester City.

“It’s a very good team with a very good coach. I have full respect for David Moyes and how successful he was at West Ham. He’s playing them in Europe this season and they’re playing really well.

“I’m expecting a tough game, but it’s a game we are also looking forward to. They have a very good team and a way of playing that suits their players.

“They have a good understanding, a good organization and good players. When you have those ingredients for a good team, I expected them to grow again this season.

Moyes David: “I don’t see how much pressure Dean Smith is under with his performances at Aston Villa. I think they bought very well.

“I think he did a brilliant job at Aston Villa.”

Aston Villa vs. West Ham: match information

  • Aston Villa are winless in their last six Premier League encounters with West Ham (D3 L3) since a 1-0 home win in May 2015
  • West Ham won that exact match 3-1 last season and are looking to secure back-to-back league wins away from Aston Villa for the first time in a three-part streak between 1965 and 1967.
  • Aston Villa have lost each of their last three Premier League games, the last having had a longer run in the competition in February / March 2020 (4).
  • West Ham have won 17 points in their nine Premier League appearances this season (5 V, 2 NN 2), their best start to the season since 2015-16 under Slaven Bilic (also 17 pts). The Hammers have won just six of their first 10 games in the previous five top-tier seasons and once in the Premier League, the aforementioned 2015-16 campaign.
  • Aston Villa lost all three of their Premier League games in October 2021 – the last time they played up to four league games in a month and lost all was in April 2016 (lost 5 / 5).
  • West Ham are undefeated in their last seven away matches in the Premier League (5 V, D2), the last having a longer unbeaten run in the top flight between August and November 1986 (eight in a row).
  • Aston Villa forward Danny Ings has faced West Ham in the Premier League more often without ever scoring than any other opponent (9 games). Indeed, he’s also finished on the losing side in eight of his nine appearances against the Hammers in the top flight, shooting the other.
  • After a 12-game winless streak against Aston Villa in the Premier League between 2006 and 2012 (D8 L4), West Ham boss David Moyes has won five of his last seven against them in the competition (D2).
  • Only Mohamed Salah (10 goals, 5 assists) has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than West Ham’s Michail Antonio this season (6 goals, 3 assists). Since David Moyes returned to the club in January 2020, Antonio has 25 goals and 10 assists in 49 appearances, 14 more goals than any other Hammers player.
  • Jacob Ramsey scored his first Premier League goal for Aston Villa in their 3-1 loss to Arsenal, at 20 years and 147 days, their youngest top scorer since Jack Grealish in September 2015 (20 years 3d). The last player as young as Ramsey on the day of that game (20 years 156 days) to score in consecutive Premier League games for Villa was Gabriel Agbonlahor in January 2007 (20 years 99 days).


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