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Premier League – Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Arsenal welcome Aston Villa for a clash in the Premier League at Emirates Stadium on Friday night.

The Gunners, who ended up in eighth-place on 61 points last season, rank in 12th in the Premier League this term. They have 11 points from eight games and sit one point ahead of their 13th-placed foes Aston Villa.

Entering the match as a favorite, Arsenal will be highly motivated to extend their unbeaten streak in the Premier League. They should be in with a decent chance of adding a win to their account.

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Stats and facts for Arsenal and Aston Villa.

  • Arsenal unbeaten the last 5 matches in a row;
  • Arsenal unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Arsenal’s last 3 of 5 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Arsenal’s last 2 of 4 matches.
  • Aston Villa scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
  • Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Aston Villa’s last 4 of 6 matches;
  • Aston Villa conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.

Current form — Arsenal v. Aston Villa

The Gunners tough to break down

Arsenal will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches, Mikel Arteta’s side defeated Tottenham 3-1 before drawing 0-0 against Brighton. Their last game ended in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Lions look to break out of slump

Aston Villa will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. Dean Smith’s side have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it started with a 0-1 against Manchester United. Unable to follow that up they went down 2-1 against Tottenham, before handing over all 3 points in a 2-3 defeat against Wolves.

 According to the bookmakers, Arsenal are favorites to win. Betting on the away win will get you odds of 4.00, meaning the bookies think that Aston Villa have a chance of taking all 3 points. For placing your bet on the home side, the best price at the time of writing is 2.00.

Arsenal v. Aston Villa — fixture history

The latest match between these two clubs was a tight encounter that saw Aston Villa claim a small 1-0 victory.

Arsenal head into their upcoming match against Aston Villa with a 60% winning record in recent Premier League meetings. In 10 encounters, that amounts to a 6-0-4 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 40%. The past 10 matches between these teams have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 7 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals this coming Friday.

Current table in the Premier League

Primary goalscorer

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is enjoying a great goal-per-game ratio, as he has netted a few nice ones recently. The Gunners will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again when clashing with Aston Villa.

The visitors, meanwhile, are hoping Danny Ings adds another goal to his current tally after scoring last time in the 3-2 defeat to Wolves.