After going down to Liverpool on the weekend, Aston Villa faces another tough assignment on Wednesday when it hosts Arsenal at Villa Park.
The Gunners have won four of their last ten matches against Aston Villa, with two wins going the way of Villa and two matches ending in draws. Arsenal has achieved 3 wins at Villa Park during this period.
Arsenal’s last visit to Villa Park produced a comfortable 4-2 victory for the visiting team.
Aston Villa isn’t in great shape coming into this fixture, with three defeats, a win and a draw on record for its last five matches. Villa’s only win came against bottom-placed Bolton, and another win would most likely see Villa exit the Premiership top ten.
Villa has been struggling to find goals of late, with just 2 goals scored in five games, and none at all scored in four of these. With this in mind, the defence has done well to concede just 6 goals during this period.
Arsenal’s form has been inconsistent, meanwhile, with three defeats and two wins on its record for the last five matches. Taking only Premiership matches into account, Arsenal has been more convincing, with three wins, a draw and a defeat on record for the last five Premiership fixtures.
Arsenal’s attack has been toothless by its own high standards over recent weeks, with just 6 goals scored in five matches. Defence has done well enough to concede 5 goals during this period.
Arsenal desperately needs to find some sort of consistency heading into this fixture, and Villa looks a soft enough target with its weak attack.
There’s no doubt that the Arsenal defence has what it needs to contain the Villa forwards, which means its up to Van Persie and co to win this match.
Our Aston Villa vs. Arsenal betting tip is to keep faith with the Gunners, and to put your money on a straight back bet on Arsenal winning this match.
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