The Hammers are full of confidence after triumphing in a penalty shootout in midweek to become the first team to beat holders Manchester City in the Carabao Cup since October 2016.
That memorable win came after David Moyes’ side had seen off rivals Tottenham and Everton in the top-flight as well as extending their perfect start to the Europa League by easing past Genk of Belgium.
And West Ham will be confident of another good result against a Villa team on a run of three successive defeats.
Dean Smith’s team claimed victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford last month, but followed that up with losses against Tottenham, Wolves and Arsenal, being outclassed 3-1 at the Emirates.
Where to watch Aston Villa vs West Ham
TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels, with coverage beginning after the conclusion of Norwich vs Leeds on Super Sunday.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also watch the action unfold online via the Sky Go app.
You can also follow every kick with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog, with Simon Collings in attendance at Villa Park.