Aston Villa will face West Ham United this weekend as Steven Gerrard looks to bounce back after disappointment against Crystal Palace. Villa got back to winning ways midweek against Bolton Wanderers in the Carabao Cup, but defeat at Selhurst Park will still live long in the memories of both the players and coaching staff heading into this fixture. A brace from Wilfried Zaha and a well taken goal by Jean-Philippe Mateta secured a 3-1 win for Patrick Vieira’s men against Villa last weekend, as Gerrard’s squad got a sharp reality check regarding the challenges that lie ahead this season.

Nevertheless, Villa will be hoping to right the wrongs from their previous domestic display on Sunday at Villa Park, as David Moyes’ side travel to the Midlands after facing e a quick turnaround following their midweek 1000 mile trip to Denmark to face Viborg on Thursday. The Hammers currently sit 20th in the league without a goal being scored so far. However, can find comfort in the fact that Villa have registered just one win in their last 12 meetings against the East London side, with the last success being a 1-0 victory in 2015.

Looking ahead to the 2pm kick-off on Sunday, Football London’s West Ham correspondent Jonty Colman has provided Villa fans with a predicted lineup for their opponents this weekend. Which is as follows:

West Ham predicted XI: Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Thilo Kehrer, Aaron Cresswell; Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek; Jarrod Bowen, Pablo Fornals, Said Benrahma; Michail Antonio

Vladimir Coufal has been tipped to make a return to the starting lineup this weekend after missing the Europa Conference League Qualification game against Viborg due to concussion protocols. Both teams will be hoping that they can come out with a win.