Arsenal vs Aston Villa betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Arsenal vs Aston Villa prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa

After last weekend’s catastrophic Premier League performance, Arsenal are still looking for their first Premier League win in over a month.

The Gunners did bounce back in mid-week in the Europa League so must take confidence from that.

Aston Villa meanwhile have won just once so far and are yet to pick up a point on the road.

Who will come out on top in North London?

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Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Who will win?

Arsenal are odds on favourites at 2/5 to win this game.

Aston Villa have won just three of their last nine visits to Arsenal but are 11/2 to win this one.

A draw is 19/5.

Both teams to score is 8/15.

Over 2.5 goals is 2/5.

Arsenal to win and both teams to score is 11/8.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has six goals already this season. He is 13/5 to break the deadlock and 7/10 to add to his tally.

Nicolas Pépé is still yet to open his account for the club though. He is 7/2 to score first and 6/5 to net anytime.

Wesley will lead the line for Villa. The Brazilian is 9/1 to score first and 14/5 to get his second goal for the club.

Both Aubameyang and Pépé to score is 5/2.

Both Dani Ceballos and Aubameyang to score is 11/2.

Both Mesut Özil and Pépé to score is 7/1.

Both Trézéguet and Wesley to score is 25/1.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: David Luiz in front of Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

It’s fair to say it has been a mixed week for Arsenal.

Last weekend, they travelled to Vicarage Road to take on bottom of the table Watford.

It was all going so well; the Gunners were 2-o up at the break thanks to an Aubameyang double.

In the build up to the second of those, there were 20 passes which is the longest passing sequence leading to a goal in the 2019/20 Premier League campaign to date.

However, Unai Emery’s side collapsed in the second half and were ultimately lucky to hold out for a 2-2 draw.

In that game, Arsenal faced 21 shots which is the most they have ever faced in a league fixture since Opta began collecting such data in the division in 2003/04.

Also that was the first time Arsenal had been two goals ahead in a league match and not won since April 2016.

On Thursday though, they bounced back brilliantly in the UEFA Europa League.

The Gunners travelled to the Commerzbank-Arena to face Eintracht Frankfurt who were a penalty shootout away from joining Arsenal in Baku in last May’s final.

Both sides had chances in the first half but Arsenal led after Joe Willock’s effort deflected onto the cross-bar and in.

It stayed 1-0 until the 85th minute when Bukayo Saka curled in a delicious strike.

His first goal for the club sealing the points.

Just a matter of seconds later, Saka played in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who slotted home a third.

A very good nights work.

Now, can Arsenal take confidence from that and add three Premier League points to their tally?

Villa to spring a surprise?

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 27: John McGinn of Aston Villa celebrates scoring a goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

As for Aston Villa, they were last in action on Monday night as they hosted West Ham United in an all-claret clash.

It was a pretty uneventful goalless draw in truth but, as West Ham were reduced to ten-men in the 67th minute, Villa supporters were disappointed they could not get all three points.

It should not have been too surprising though as they have only won one of their last 17 Premier League matches played on Mondays.

That result leaves the Championship play-off winners on four points with their sole victory coming at home to Everton.

After this, they take on Burnley, Norwich City and then Brighton so those could be realistic opportunities for points.

Anything they get here may well be seen as a bonus but can Dean Smith’s side upset the odds?

Arsenal team news vs Aston Villa

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Joe Willock of Arsenal celebrates his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Unai Emery made eight changes in Germany in mid-week and is likely to make a similar amount here.

Whoever plays, he can’t afford for his side to add to the 14 errors leading to goals they’ve managed since the start of last season, that’s two more than any other club.

Emi Martínez made his first appearance of the season in Frankfurt, and played very well, but Bernd Leno will be back in for this one.

In defence, Sokratis Papastathopoulos didn’t even travel in mid-week, suggesting he will play here.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was also rested but he will also come back in at the expense of Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi.

Daviz Luiz has conceded two penalties already this season, taking the club’s tally up to ten since the start of last season.

No team has conceded more goals from spot-kicks in that time so that is something they need to cut out.

It’s likely to be all change in midfield.

Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Joe Willock started on Thursday with the latter netting his fourth goal in his last six away starts for Arsenal across all competitions.

Mattéo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos who were substitutes and Mesut Özil who stayed at home could well all come in.

Out-wide, Bukayo Saka became the youngest player to score for Arsenal in UEFA competition since October 2008, when Aaron Ramsey netted against Fenerbahçe.

However, he’ll be back on the bench with Reiss Nelson coming in.

Nicolas Pépé is still searching for his first Arsenal goal but he has provided two assists including one in the Europa League game.

As ever, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be up front; he’s scored with seven of his last nine shots in the Premier League.

Will this side be too strong for Aston Villa?

Aston Villa team news vs Arsenal

Aston Villa’s Wesley (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game with Trézéguet (left) and John McGinn during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

As for Aston Villa, they’re expected to make just the solitary change from Monday’s match.

As ever, Tom Heaton will be in goal; he’s one of six ever presents in this team.

Ahead of him, centre-back Tyrone Mings is likely to move back to the top of the charts for blocks, clearances and headed clearances after this one.

Björn Engels and Neil Taylor have also played every minute in the league so far.

Frédéric Guilbert appears to be first choice right-back ahead of Ahmed Elmohamady.

The only expected change will be in midfield.

Marvelous Nakamba made his debut against West Ham but could be back on the bench here.

Douglas Luiz would come back in; he was rested last time out after a busy international break with Brazil U23.

John McGinn and Jack Grealish will make up the midfield.

The latter is the only current member of the squad who faced Arsenal in the FA Cup Final 0f 2015.

Out-wide Jota and Anwar El Ghazi will get the nod over Trézéguet.

Wesley will lead the line looking to add to his solitary Premier League goal so far.

Will this side leave London with something?

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Aston Villa

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Aston Villa.

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Arsenal.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

The Premier League table as it stands:

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester City128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester City1281335132225
5Sheffield United12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester United124441612416
8Wolverhampton Wanderers123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove Albion124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle United124351118-715
14Tottenham Hotspur123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham United123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich City122191128-177
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