Michael Owen predicts Aston Villa v West Ham

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Aston Villa will face West Ham United at Villa Park in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Colossusbets.com that the Premier League game between Aston Villa and West Ham United on Boxing Day will end in a draw.

Villa will face West Ham at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, and Owen believes that the encounter will finish 1-1.

“Impressive is not a word you would use to describe Aston Villa this season, and they have had to make do with four draws in 16 games since their opening day win at Bournemouth,” the former Liverpool and Manchester United striker has written on Colossusbets.com.

“To be fair, three of those draws have been in their last six matches, and they are at least showing some fight under new manager Remi Garde.

“But they have only netted five times in eight winless matches at home, and you just can’t fancy them at the moment, even against a West Ham side similarly struggling for form and goals. So I am going for 1-1 in the first leg of the Boxing Day Free-To-Play Millionaire Pick 6.”

Villa find themselves at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment with just seven points from 17 games.

The Villans are as many as 10 points behind 17th-place Newcastle United and are in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

Remi Garde’s side will head into the game against West Ham on the back of a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United away from home at St. James’ Park in the league.

Meanwhile, the Hammers will head into the match at Villa Park on the back of a goalless draw with Swansea City away from home at the Liberty Stadium.

The result in Swansea extended the London outfit’s winless run to seven games in the league.

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