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  • February 10, 2013
  • • 8:30 AM
  • • Villa Park, Birmingham
  • Referee: M. Clattenburg
  • • Attendance: 30503
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Premier League Preview: Aston Villa - West Ham

Premier League Preview: Aston Villa - West Ham

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Paul Lambert's side have taken only one point from their previous five games at Villa Park, while Sam Allardyce's team have lost their last four in a row on the road

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

ASTON VILLA
Aston Villa
Guzan
Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Bennett
Westwood, El Ahmadi, Holman
Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor

WEST HAM

  West Ham
Jaaskelainen
O'Brien, Tomkins, Reid, Taylor
J Cole, Noble, Diame, Jarvis
Nolan
Carroll

Paul Lambert is unlikely to make too many changes to the side that drew away to Everton. Richard Dunne suffered a setback in training as he recovers from groin and hip injuries, so is unlikely to play. Elsewhere in defense, Chris Herd (foot) is also out.

In midfield, there are more injury woes for Villa. Mark Albrighton (foot) and Gary Gardner (knee) remain long-term absentees, while Fabian Delph (ankle) could miss out, though a return is possible.

For the visitors, Guy Demel (knock) is unlikely to play, as is young left-back Daniel Potts (concussion), so Matt Taylor is likely to continue to deputize at left-back. James Collins (hamstring) is still out, as is George McCartney (knee).

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke (pictured right) has scored in four consecutive appearances in all competitions.
  • Paul Lambert's side has only picked up one point from its last five home games, the worst in the Premier League.
  • Benteke has scored 10 of Villa's 23 league goals this season.
  • Villa has gone eight games without a win, its last one coming in a 3-1 victory against Liverpool at Anfield.
  • Aston Villa has conceded the first goal in a Premier League game on 12 occasions this season, drawing twice and losing 10 of those matches.
  • West Ham has lost its last four games in a row away from home, and is without a win in seven on the road.
  • Sam Allardyce's side have lost all nine games where they have conceded two or more goals.
  • If matches this season had finished at halftime, West Ham would be 14th (currently 11th), while Aston Villa would be eighth (currently 19th).

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Aston Villa

West Ham United

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Aston Villa FC AST
Aston Villa FC Aston Villa
Draw
West Ham United FC WHU
West Ham United FC West Ham United
24%
54%
22%

Top 3 Predictions

Aston Villa FC AST
1 - 1
West Ham United FC WHU
Aston Villa FC AST
2 - 1
West Ham United FC WHU
Aston Villa FC AST
1 - 2
West Ham United FC WHU

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