AVL vs WHU Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
A two-week international hiatus can't help Aston Villa alleviate its sense of unfairness in their 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, but the next game gives the Villains and the head coach Dean Smith a timely opportunity to register the 2nd win of the season. Three points – Pacifier.
But West Ham are no ordinary team. They are on a roll and remain unbeaten since suffering a 0-5 hammering at home against Manchester City on Premier League's matchday one. In fact, the Hammers can break into the top four with a win at Villa Park. Tempting.
The Premier League match will be played between Aston Villa and West Ham at Villa Park, in Aston, Birmingham, England. The ground has a capacity of 42,875. The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Tuesday, September 17.
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Recent form (Last six matches) Aston Villa – W L L W W L West Ham – L L D W W W
Aston Villa Team News:
Aston Villa have Mahmoud Hassan, a.k.a. Trézéguet suspended for the home clash against West Ham United. The 24-year-old was sent off in Villa's 0-1 defeat against Crystal Palace.
Forward Jonathan Kodjia will be spending the next two or three weeks on the sideline after damaging his cheekbone in a training group collision with a teammate.
The hosts will also miss defender James Chester and winger Matt Targett, both to thing injuries.
Possible INs and OUTs of this game:
Anwar El Ghazi will come into the playing 11 as a replacement for the suspended Trézéguet.
Despite winning just one game, and losing the last, head coach Dean Smith gave suggestions that he may stick to the tactics he used in the league so far.
It means Aston Villa's new signing Marvellous Nakamba won't get a start here.
Wesley will lead the lines with Jota and El Ghazi supporting him from the wings.
Aston Villa Probable XI:
Tom Heaton (GK), Neil Taylor, Tyrone Ming, Bjorn Engels, Frederic Guilbert, Jack Grealish, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Jota, Anwar El Ghazi, Wesley
West Ham FC Team News:
Michail Antonio suffered a hamstring injury in the 2-0 League Cup win over Newport County and remains pout of this game.
Winston Reid returned to the light training this week but will miss this week's action, He is likely to be involved next weekend.
No other injury concerns for the visitors.
Possible ins or outs of this game:
Manuel Pellegrini is expected to go with the same playing 11 which put on a solid performance against Norwich City a fortnight ago.
It means Jack Wilshere will feature only from the bench, as should new summer signing Pablo Fornals.
West Ham Probable XI:
Lukasz Fabianski (GK), Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Angelo Agbonna, Arthur Masuaku, Declan Rice, Andriy Yarmolenko, Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Sebastien Haller
Likely to score:
For Aston Villa: Wesley, Jota, Anwar El Ghazi, Jack Grealish
For West Ham: Sebastien Haller, Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson
AVL vs WHU Dream11 potential winner: West Ham should at least get a draw here.