The battle against relegation goes own to the wire on the final day of the 2019/20 season. This will see hopeful West Ham United play host to Aston Villa at the London Stadium. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at3 p.m.
Dean Smith pulled off a victorious win in their last time outing against Arsenal to secure the side from relegation. However, all comes down to how Arsenal will fare on against Watford in the relegation battle.
Aston Villa currently sits with the same points as Watford, only separated by a goal difference. Dean Smith will be hoping the Gunners turn up at the Emirates. The Gunners have an unbeaten home record in 2020.
A loss at the London Stadium for Dean Smith might comprise his grasp for survival in the Premier League. Therefore, he will be putting his best foot forward against the struggling Hammers playing for pride.
The Hammers are slowly gaining pace and form, unfortunately, at the end of their campaign. The side narrowly escaped relegation despite being one point above the dotted line. The side currently has picked up many points from their last six games as they had from their previous 17 matches. A won over Watford and relegated Norwich was enough to elevate David Moyes from relegation woes.
West Ham vs. Aston Villa Head to Head
Both sides have met 20 times in league with Villa taking home seven wins against five wins for the Hammers. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Man United 1-1 West Ham
West Ham 3-1 Watford
Norwich 0-4 Watford
West Ham 0-1 Burnley
Newcastle 2-2 West Ham
Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
Everton 1-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 2-0 Crystal Palace
Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester United
Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa
West Ham Team News
David Moyes will head into the match without the services of Jarrod Bowell and Aaron Cresswell with minor injuries from their last outing against the Red Devils. Andriy Yarmalenko is back in the starting lineup together with Felipe Anderson who’s future at the club hangs in the balance. In-form Antonio sets to lead the line with eight goals since the restart.
Aston Villa Team News
Ahmed Elmohamaday sets to miss out on the clash after picking a hamstring injury in the early minutes of the clash against Arsenal. A likely replacement is Frederic Guilbert, who replaced the starter in their last outing.
Prediction and Odds
The final day carries a lot of surprises, and this match looks like being one of them with each team able to register a win.
West Ham Win
Both Teams Score
First to Score: Home