Arsenal vs Aston Villa
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Kick-off at 19:15 UK/ 20:15 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium.
The Lions have been receiving reality checks in the last few match-days, after the terrific start they had made to their season. And the Gunners will surely try to pile on it, considering they are just four points below the top-most spot.
Moreover, with some tough match-ups for several teams in the top-most tier, Mikel Arteta’s men have a great chance to climb several spots this Sunday.
Going on, they have also been in good form lately, and their only losses this campaign had come against some of the absolute best teams in the competition – Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester.
On top of that, they also do have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years.
Likely, expect Arsenal to have the upper hand this weekend.
However, understand that Dean Smith’s men have been a completely different side this season. They have been scoring goals in plenty, and had also recorded some impressive wins in this first phase of their campaign – including a massive 7-2 win over Liverpool.
On top of that, the Gunners have not been a great defensive side lately as well. As such, expect goals to come from both teams this Sunday.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter took place just three months back, and then the Lions recorded a 1-0 win.
- However, they had lost the seven preceding encounters on the trot.
- 13 of the former 16 clashes had three or more goals.
- The hosts had recorded 17 of former 20 wins at this venue.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Prediction
Arteta’s men recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Manchester United. In the meantime, Smith’s men lost 3-4 at home the past game week, against Southampton.
Going on, the Gunners had won 16 of the former 20 overall match-ups, and they had registered wins in nine of their preceding ten appearances at home.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a two-game losing run, and had conceded seven goals in the process. On top of that, they had lost seven of the past eight h2h encounters, and at this venue, the hosts had posted 17 of last 20 h2h victories.
As such, expect Arsenal to have a great shot at posting the three points this Sunday.
Be that as it may, note that the Lions had scored a total of 17 goals from their previous seven fixtures, and they had scored three or more goals in three of their former four road trips.
Meanwhile, Arteta’s men had failed to keep clean sheets in 16 of their preceding 22 overall games, and in eight of their last nine appearances at home.
Likely, expect Aston Villa to score at least once this weekend.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Betting Tips
To Win: Arsenal @ 1.70 (7/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).