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Arsenal vs Aston Villa Stats

  • Arsenal have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 11 home matches against Aston Villa in all competitions.
  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 7 of Aston Villa's last 8 away league games.
  • Aston Villa have won their last 3 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.

Betting Tip: Over 2.5 Goals

Arsenal were decidedly mediocre on Monday Night Football against Crystal Palace, they needed a last gasp Alexandre Lacazette strike to secure a point against the Eagles and may need to improve if they’re to beat an Aston Villa side who have a decent recent record against the Gunners.

Lacazette may come in for the disappointing Nicolas Pepe after his positive cameo. Despite Mikel Arteta fielding an attacking team on paper it was a largely passive performance and they were still cut open on a few occasions and poor defending and decision making let Palace bag a couple. Villa have plenty of attacking threats of their own and Dean Smith will be going for the win here no doubt.

Villa themselves endured a disappointing result last week, throwing away a two goal lead to lose 3-2 to Wolves. It was worrying to see them buckle like they did and I’m yet to be convinced by them defensively. I don’t see much at all between the two sides in terms of individual quality so to see Arsenal at odds-on looks worthy of a swerve.

Instead the 10/11 on over 2.5 goals may be of interest. This match at the Emirates usually delivers fireworks with each of the last 11 seeing a minimum of three goals. Strikers Pierre Emerick-Aubamayeng and Danny Ings are back amongst the goals and both teams should fancy their chances of beating each other.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Odds

  Arsenal Draw Aston Villa
Best Odds 22/23 11/4 16/5

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Lineups

Arsenal probable line-up: Brought to you by WhoScored

Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Magalhaes, Tierney, Partey, Lokonga, Odegaard, Rowe, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Aston Villa probable line-up: Brought to you by WhoScored

Martinez, Konsa, Tuanzebe, Mings, Cash, McGinn, Luiz, Targett, Buendia, Watkins, Ings

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction

Arsenal 1-2 Aston Villa

Over 2.5 Goals - 1.5pts @ 10/11