Arsenal vs. Aston Villa Match preview
It is a clash between eighth-placed on the table against seventh in the Premier League on Sunday as Arsenal welcome Aston Villa at the Emirates.
The Gunners are sitting on eighth after playing seven matches with 12 points, while Aston Villa are on seventh with 12 points as well though with a game at hand.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa match Facts
- Gunners have produced at least three goals in their last ten home matches against Aston Villa in all competitions.
- Mikel Arteta’s men have kept only three clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions.
- The north London side has registered at least three goals in their last four home matches against Villa in all competitions.
- Villa has managed to beat Arsenal once in their last six outings in all competitions.
- Villa has managed to pick only two wins from their last five matches.
Arsenal vs. Aston Villa Head to Head
The last encounter saw Aston Villa host Arsenal where the home team emerged 1-0 winners, the early goal from Trezeguet, July 21 2020. In the first leg, Arsenal had thrashed Villa 3-2 with ten men after Ainsley Maitland-Niles was shown two yellow cards.
Before the 1-0 defeat at Villa Park, the Gunners had beaten Villa back-to-back in their last five matches.
Arsenal team news
The Gunners are going into this game without the likes of Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Chambers all nursing injuries. Mohamed Elneny who came from the bench to play substitute in the Europa League is likely to retain his place.
Willian has struggled to show impact since the start of the season and the Gunners boss is likely to recall Nicolas Pepe, who scored the third goal for the club as Arsenal beat Molde 4-1 in on Thursday.
Aston Villa team news
The visitors will miss the services of Heaton, Wesley, Hause, Bertrand Traore are sidelined for various injury concerns. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is likely to start for his former club for the first time.
Bertrand Traore who came off during the Southampton clash is likely to be replaced by Trezeguet.
Arsenal vs. Aston Villa Prediction
Arsenal beat Manchester United for the first time since 2006 at Old Trafford and come into this game with great confidence. In contrast to this, Villa lost their second game of the season in back-to-back losses and they have shown signs of weakness in defence. Their version of the story to start the season is starting to come to an end, and Arsenal will look to take advantage of this drop in performance come Sunday.
In the clash against these two teams, more than two goals have been produced, and we expect more goals for the same in the scheduled match.
- 22 September 2019 – Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa – Premier League
- 15 May 2016 – Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa – Premier League
- 30 May 2015 – Arsenal 4-0 Aston Villa – FA Cup
Therefore chances are high for Over 2.5. (Betway 1.66 1XBet 1.73)
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