Our prediction for this Premier League match:
All eyes will be on Olympic Stadium when West Ham United and Aston Villa go head to head in the Premier League round 29. The Hammers do not want to give up on their Champions League dream, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Villans. Former Brentford man Benrahma is pushing for a start, while the likes of Bowen, Coufal, and Ogbonna continue to miss out with injuries.
As always, Antonio will lead the line for the capita club. Steven Gerrard’s troops, on the other hand, impressed in back-to-back wins over Southampton (4-0) and Leeds United (3-0), which is probably the main reason why we predict they will grab something from Sunday’s clash. A close encounter is on the cards, and, taking everything into account, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. Jacob Ramsey is unlikely to feature for the visiting team after limping off with injury in the midweek triumph.
Highlighted Player (Saïd Benrahma):
Said Benrahma is an Algeria international who started his club career at Nice. The pacey winger made his Ligue 1 debut during the 2013/2014 season and after scoring 3 goals in 17 appearances for les Aiglons in the French top flight, he moved to the Championship team Brentford in the summer of 2018.
Said Benrahma was born in Ain Temouchent, Algeria on August 10, 1995 and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Angers, Gazelec Ajaccio and Chateauroux on loan before joining the Griffin Park outfit. The Algerian footballer impressed in the 2018/2019 Championship season, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists for his teammates.
His main position is right winger, but he is used as a left winger as well. Speaking of his international career, Said Benrahma made his debut for the Algeria national team on October 13, 2015 in a 1-0 win over Senegal.
Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):
Aston Villa is one of the three clubs that dropped to the Championship at the end of the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign. The Villans host their rivals at Villa Park, the stadium that was opened in 1897 and its’ capacity is 42,682. However, it has to be noted that the highest attendance recorded at the stadium was 76,588 when Aston Villa faced Derby County in the FA Cup back in 1946.
Aston Villa’s fiercest rivals are Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. Nonetheless, the rivalry between Aston Villa and Wolves and Coventry City is big as well. Aston Villa have won seven First Division (Premier League) trophies, with the team clinching seven FA Cup trophies as well.
The team’s biggest success, though, came in 1982 when they won the European Cup. The Villans defeated Bayern Munich (1-0) in the title game and Peter Withe was named the man of the match.