Knowing that they now marginally sit in pole position to extend on their Premier League status this season, Aston Villa will make the trip to a resurging London Stadium for their season finale on Sunday afternoon.
Shocking many and landing a 1-0 win against FA Cup Finalists Arsenal in the Midlands last time out, Dean Smith’s men have collected seven points over their last three contests and find their goal difference keeping them outside the drop zone.
On the flip side, landing an eye-catching point away at Manchester United on Wednesday evening, West Ham have managed to officially maintain their top-flight status after a glittering end to the campaign.
Once again leapfrogging Brighton in the standings, the Hammers have lost just one of their previous six Premier League appearances and are in the midst of their brightest run since opening 2020.
You might be interested to know, along with playing out a 0-0 draw earlier in the season, West Ham and Villa have a habit of producing low-scoring encounters.
With each of the last seven straight meetings between Sunday’s opponents producing under 2.5 goals, a similar outcome in the capital this weekend can be found priced at 6/5 with Coral.
The Antonio party continues
Creating a string of chances at Old Trafford in midweek and fully deserving of their point on the road, West Ham have managed to officially extend on their Premier League status with time to spare.
Collecting seven points over their last three appearances and losing just one of their previous six outings, the Hammers also have one leading marksman enjoying a remarkable purple patch since the restart.
Cementing his spot at David Moyes’ MVP and converting from the spot against Manchester United on Wednesday, Michail Antonio has played the most vital of roles in West Ham’s push for survival.
Expected to sign a new deal in East London this summer, the 30-year-old has already landed eight top-flight goals since the restart, including bagging a quartet of strikes against Norwich earlier in the month.
Also finding the net in the Hammers’ dramatic 3-2 win against Chelsea on home soil, he has now recorded more goals over the past 22 days than he has done in the two previous campaigns.
With no player in the Premier League recording more post-lockdown strikes than the former Nottingham Forest winger, you might be interested to know that Antonio can be found priced at 15/8 with William Hill to end his campaign with another strike this weekend.
A great escape for Villa?
Entering Tuesday’s showdown against Arsenal knowing that they had to leave with something to show for themselves, few would have expected what could be a crucial night for Aston Villa.
Picking up a 1-0 win against the FA Cup finalists and helped by Watford’s slip up against Manchester City, Sunday’s guests have managed to find a route out of the drop zone for the first time since February.
Knowing that they find themselves sat in pole position to secure back-to-back Premier League campaigns, Head Coach Dean Smith would have been glad to see Trézéguet extend on his own post-lockdown purple patch.
Bagging the winner against the Gunners earlier in the week, the Egyptian international has really stepped up to the plate in the final knockings of the season.
Including bagging a brace in another critical 2-0 victory against a fading Crystal Palace earlier in the month, the 25-year-old has now recorded three Premier League strikes in as many appearances.
In for what could be the most important 90 minutes of their careers this weekend, you might be interested to know that Trézéguet can be found priced at 12/5 with Paddy Power to extend on his tally in the capital.