West Ham United face a tricky visit to Villa Park tonight, where a win against Aston Villa would propel Manuel Pellegrini’s side up to third place in the Premier League.

The Hammers are unbeaten since succumbing to a heavy defeat to Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season, and a triumph in the Midlands would make it three league wins on the spin.

Plenty of fans are unsurprisingly nervy ahead of such a glorious opportunity though, with many fearing the worst…

Read West Ham’s verdict

It would be typical West Ham of late to crumble at Villa Park, taste defeat and miss out on the chance to move up to third in the top-flight.

It’ll be a monumental boost if they’re successful though, especially going into such a high-profile game against Manchester United a week later at the London Stadium.

It’s set to be an eye-catching clash tonight, and the stage is firmly set for West Ham to beat away a familiar demon, or to overcome it…

What will the result be at Villa Park?

Villa win

West Ham win