9/12 Football Predictions: Arsenal travels to Villa Park to face a rejuvenated Aston Villa 

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Football Prediction 

Mikel Arteta and Arsenal look to strengthen their place atop the Premier League table when old friend Unai Emery and Aston Villa welcome the Gunners to Villa Park on Saturday.

The Gunners have won four straight matches since losing 1-0 to Newcastle, summiting the division after 15 matches and bidding to dethrone three-time defending champions Manchester City but they will have to be worried about their last outing where they were troubled by newbies Luton Town, and needed a last-minute winner from Declan Rice to earn the three points. The absence of Arteta from the touchline in such a fixture will be a blow too for the visitors.

Villa moved to third after beating Manchester City on Wednesday night and will see this as an opportunity to close the gap between them and the leaders to one point as the league heads to its most challenging month.

H2H / Stats 

The latest match between Aston Villa and Arsenal saw Arsenal run out 4-2 winners at Villa Park. The previous 8 matches have not seen any draws. Aston Villa have won on three occasions and Arsenal have registered five victories.

Team News 

Vila are expected to maintain the squad that did duty against Manchester City on Wednesday but they’ll still be without Bertrand Traore who is out with an unknown injury, Tyrone Mings (Knee), and Emiliano Buendia (ACL).

Gunners on the other hand might welcome back Takehiro Tomiyasu after manager Mikel Arteta revealed his injury was not as bad as earlier feared but the likes of Fabio Viera, Jurien Timber, Thomas Partey and Emile Smith-Rowe are still unavailable.

Probable Line-Up

Aston Villa XI: Martinez (GK), Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Digne; Kamara, Luiz, Tielemans; McGinn, Watkins, Bailey

Arsenal XI: Raya (GK), White, Saliba, Magalhaes, Zinchenko, Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Trossard, Jesus

Verdict 

Both teams have been competitive and winning a lot recently in their games, so this should be a more competitive game between these teams and for both teams to score, both teams have scored in the last 2 games so there will be some good chances for goals earlier on too.

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