arsenal1819Just the one English Premier League match takes place on Saturday and it promises to be a decent contest between Aston Villa and Arsenal




Note, odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change


Aston Villa


Mid table Villa were beaten 2-1 at West Ham last time out. Prior to that they reeled off 3 successive wins, at Brighton (2-0), at home to Southampton (4-0) and at Leeds (3-0). With 41 goals scored and 39 conceded the bulk of Villa games are entertaining and 17 of 28 league games have gone over 2.5 goals.




Arsenal's 5 match winning streak ended in midweek when they went down 2-0 at home to Liverpool. They remain in fourth spot, 1 point clear of Manchester United and 3 better off than West Ham and they still have 2 games in hand on both those teams.


Recent results away from home include a 3-2 win at Watford and 1-0 win at Wolves but overall away form is hit and miss with 6 wins, 5 defeats and just the 1 draw.


Recent Head to Head


The first league meeting this season was staged in October in London and Arsenal won it 3-1


Last season Villa did the double over Arsenal, winning 3-0 at The Emirates and 1-0 at Villa Park.



The Betting


Villa are currently 2/1 to win the game with the draw at just under 5/2 and Arsenal can be backed at 1.33/1


A game of 3 goals or more is priced at 8/10 and it's 13/20 for both teams to score.


Note, odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change


The Verdict:


I like watching Villa these days and although they can throw in the odd shocker, such as a recent 1-0 home defeat to Watford, they generally entertain.


Arsenal have to pick themselves up from the midweek defeat but they have lost just 2 of their last 13 in the league and those losses came against the top 2 sides, Man City and Liverpool.


I fancy goals for both teams and 3 or more in total.


Bets: Both teams to score? (yes) and over 2.5 total goals at even money


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Note, odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change


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