Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction: Arsenal to Win
Arsenal will try to extend their unbeaten run when they host Aston Villa in the Premier League this weekend. Arsenal has restored their belief with an upturn in their form which has swung the pendulum to their favour to some extent. Alexandre Lacazette’s last ditch goal saved them from humiliation as Mikel Arteta’s side snatched a point from Crystal Palace.
Villa secured a famous win at Manchester United but have failed to maintain their composure as they have now been beaten in their next two games with the last team being the Wolves.
With only four days separating two games Arteta needs to ensure his team remains in the hunt with a must needed victory at the Emirate Stadium.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Arsenal hasn’t had a great start to the season as three back to back defeats jeopardized their chances of finishing in the top four.
Newly entrant Brentford humbled the Gunners 2-0 in the first match of this edition of the Premier League. The Gunners then conceded defeat to their London rivals Chelsea and also received a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City.
They revived their chances with consecutive wins over Norwich City and Burnley and also registered a massive 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
They have played two draws against Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace and will be looking to get back to winning ways against Villa.
Villa is just one point adrift of Arsenal and has three wins, one draw and four defeats in the campaign so far. They started their campaign with a defeat against Watford.
They claimed their first three points in the next match against Newcastle United followed by a draw against Brentford. They couldn’t hold on to their momentum as Chelsea eased their way past with a 3-0 victory.
Villa recovered very swiftly and bounced back with successive wins over Everton and Manchester United. But back to back losses against Spurs and Wolves spoiled their plans and they are now in dire need of a win against The Gunners.
Villa took a 2-0 lead against Wolves but Dean Smith saw his team crumbling in the pressure in the last 10 minutes as Bruno Lage’s side snatched a stunning victory as they came from behind to score three goals in a thriller.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Predicted Lineup
Arsenal : Aaron Ramsdale; Kieran Tierney, Gabriel, Ben White, Takehiro Tomiyasu; Thomas Partey; Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard; Alexandre Lacazette
Aston Villa: Emiliano Martinez ; Axel Tuanzebe, Tyron Mings, Ezri Konsa; Matt Targett, Douglas Luiz, Emiliano Buendia, John McGinn, Matty Cash ; Ollie Watkins, Danny Wings
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Sofascore Ratings
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Offensive and Defensive Stats
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are expected to lead the line for the North Londoners. Lacazette was impressed in his brief appearance against Palace in the last game and also reduced the deficit for his side.
Aubameyang has a Sofascore rating of 7.09 while Lacazette has been rated 6.83 by Sofascore.
For Aston Villa, Danny Ings has so far found the net on 3 occasions and 6.89 ratings while his fellow striker Ollie Watkins received a 6.83 rating by Sofascore.
For Arsenal, the highest rated midfielder in the team is Albert Lokonga. He has a passing accuracy of 87% and has been making 1.9 tackles per game according to Sofacore.
Thomas Partey holds a key part in Arteta’s plans and the midfielder has an average Sofascore rating of 6.84. He has 2.0 tackles per game and has also made 1.8 clearances on average.
Emile Smith Rowe has a higher passing accuracy of 91% and has won 49% of his duels.
For Villa John McGinn has a rating of 7.31. He is equally effective on both sides of the pitch and has won 2.1 tackles per game.
Douglas Luiz is rated 6.96 by Sofascore and can be very pivotal in this match. He has two assists in his tally so far and has made 1.9 key passes on average.
Gabriel has won 60% aerial duels and has an 89% passing accuracy. He has 7.18 rating in Sofascore.
Ben White has 6.98 rating in Sofascore. The defender could be vulnerable aerially and has won only 45% of his aerial duels.
Takehiro Tomiyasu has established himself in the Premier League and has a rating of 6.78. The 22 year old has 1.8 tackles per game.
Kieran Tierney has a rating of 6.71 in the Sofascore and has made 0.9 tackles per game.
Matty Cash has 7.01 rating in Sofascore and has 70% passing accuracy.
Tyron Mings has made 3.3 clearances per game on average and has 6.96 ratings.
Ezri Konsa has a rating of 6.90 in Sofacore.
Axel Tuanzebe is currently on loan from Manchester United for the entire season and has accumulated 6.58 rating in Sofascore. He had a pretty poor game against Wolves but has a 87% passing accuracy.
Matt Targett’s sofascore rating is 6.54 and the left back has made 1.6 interceptions per game.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Arsenal’s home record against Villa is not much fascinating as the Gunner has lost 4 in their past 10 meetings which is a matter of great concern.
The North Londoners have faced defeats in the last three Premier League outings against the Midland giants and Arteta must be aware of their record against them.
Arsenal has won 69 matches while Villa has claimed 83 wins. 45 matches have ended in draws. The highest scoring match was back in the 1935-36 season when the Gunners pumped in seven goals past a hapless Villa in a 7-1 win over them.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Last Five Matches
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Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
On pen and paper Arsenal look much stronger than Villa but they haven’t played to their potential so far. Mikel Arteta has faced severe criticism for his tactics and his job could be in line if they face another defeat in this match.
Aston Villa have had an erratic start to their Premier League campaign and Dean Smith’s foremost priority would be to survive in the top flight for one more season. The departure of Jack Grealish seemed to have jolted their plans but Villa would be encouraged by their envious record against the Gunners so far.
The recent Arsenal vs Aston Villa Predictions and Odds are also predicting a win for the home side at the Emirates this Friday.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction and Odds: Match Details
Arsenal vs Aston Villa
Host Team: Arsenal
Scheduled Date and Time: Friday 8:00 PM GMT+5:30