Aston Villa vs West Ham United Preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted line-ups and players to watch
Leon Bailey keeps a close eye on the ball, in a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge./Stephanie Meek Getty Images

Dean Smith's side will be desperate to bounce back with a win after losing their last three games to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

West Ham, on the other hand, have won their last four in all competitions, and won their last two in the Premier League against Tottenham and Everton. 

David Moyes will be looking to make it nine points in nine for the Hammers, and will be licking his lips at the prospect of Aston Villa, based on the club's recent form.

  • Team News

Aston Villa winger Leon Bailey could make his first start for the club after struggling throughout this season with injury. Smith said in his pre match press conference that they will make that decision in the coming days before the game. 

Morgan Sanson and Jadon Philogene-Bidace will miss Sundays affair through illness, whilst Egyptian wide man Trezeguet is still recovering from a long term injury. 

Moyes told reporters in his own press conference that Czech full back Vladimir Coufal could be returning from injury for the game on Sunday, whilst Ryan Fredericks could potentially be available too.

Alex Kral is also available for West Ham after returning from isolation after testing positive for Covid-19.

  • Predicted line ups

Aston Villa: Martinez, Targett, Konsa, Mings, Cash, Luiz, Mcginn, Buendia, Watkins, Bailey, Ings.

West Ham: Fabiański, Coufal, Ogbonna, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Souček, Benrahma, Bowen, Antonio, Fornals.

  • Previous meeting

West Ham did the double over Villa last season, beating them 2-1 at the London Stadium, and then 1-3 in the reverse fixture at Villa Park. Jesse Lingard scored twice in the Villa Park fixture, whilst Jarrod Bowen scored the winner for West Ham in their home tie. 

Jack Grealish and Ollie Watkins scored the two goals for Villa against West Ham, but neither goal enough to secure any points for the Villains.

  • Ones to watch

Leon Bailey has averaged a goal contribution in every 42 minutes of Premier League football he has played this season. If he is ready to make his first start for the club on Sunday, then Moyes' defence could have their hands full.

Full of pace and skill, Bailey can create a chance out of nothing and could contribute to Smith's side beating West Ham for the first time in over a season. 

Michail Antonio has been a danger to every team he's faced this season. Scoring six goals in eight games including a winner against Spurs last week, the 31 year old will be looking to add to his tally.

  • Where to watch

The game takes place on Sunday 31st of October, at 4:30pm at Villa Park. Live coverage available on Sky Sports.