Monday Night Football brings us the most interesting opportunity of Aston Villa v West Ham — two sides I haven’t really worked out yet (at West Ham’s situation, I don’t think I will ever work them out).
Dean Smith’s men have endured a somewhat start to life back dropping against Bournemouth Spurs and Crystal Palace — book-ending a success against Everton at Villa Park.
Their victory over the Toffees has been a very clear indication that gift is not in short supply, although with so many new faces to mattress into the negative, it is little surprise that Villa haven’t hit the floor running.
West Ham come into this to the rear of successive successes against Watford and Norwich–mostly due to the excellence of new striker S??bastien Haller–and I am backing them to conquer Villa on Monday, that is priced at 17/10.
The likes of Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko and Haller can result in any team in the league problems, and they’ll need to be shooting to make up to their defensive record.
The Hammers have the endings, and at the price, they are worth checking from a Villa side searching for their own identity.
S??bastien Haller is gravy, as I mentioned.
Last year, despite a range of accidents, Haller scored 20 goals in 41 games for Eintracht Frankfurt within a wing up with Ante Rebic and Luca Jovic, so it is little surprise he has shot to the Premier League just like a duck to water.
The Frenchman has scored three goals in his past two league matches, and I like 17/10 for him to get the internet at any moment on Monday.
West Ham would be convinced they could create chances; Villa’s only victory against Everton was in spite of the visitors’ xG being 1.56, much higher than Villa’s 0.81, don’t anticipate Haller to become starved of goalscoring opportunities.