West Ham v Aston Villa
This looks like being a really close game between these two sides that will want to get off to a positive start in a Premier League that has a number of clubs that could be dragged into a relegation fight with a poor start to the season.
Recent history points to this being another close game as 7 of the last 11 games at Upton Park between these sides have ended in draws. In fact, the last two games would also have ended in draws but one of the sides scored a goal in the 90th minute (West Ham first time, Aston Villa most recently) to secure a 2-1 win.
I expect Aston Villa to be better than last season, but they were the away draw specialists in the League and you have to think Sam Allardyce will want to get off the mark in terms of points and would probably take a draw now so that has to be the pick from this game.
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