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Aston Villa vs Arsenal Prediction & Betting tips
Tuesday night in the Premier League is all about relegation. At 20:15 p.m. Watford welcomes Manchester City. Subsequently, Aston Villa will deal with Arsenal. The odds in the last mentioned match imply a role of favorites in favor of the guests from the English capital, but this assessment of the best bookmakers is primarily based on the latest results and may underweight the starting position too weakly.
The fact is that the men from Birmingham urgently need a victory to have any realistic hopes of staying in the league before the last matchday. The Gunners are still in the race for the Europa League ranks, but have an intense FA Cup match on Saturday in their legs, while the home side had five days to regenerate.
Not only the presumably better state of fitness, but also the fact that Mikel Arteta’s protégés have won only two of the past ten away games in the Premier League and, due to the relatively complicated starting position, may focus on winning the FA Cup, leads us to between Aston Villa and Arsenal to align the forecast in favor of the actual underdog.
Aston Villa is still in the relegation battle with its back to the wall. Two match days before the end, the promoted team is three points behind the saving bank and compared to Watford the goal difference of four goals. Strictly speaking, it takes four points more than the Hornets to avert the second-round move.
In order to earn a potential endgame for relegation at West Ham United, a home win is actually mandatory. Before the game Aston Villa against Arsenal, however, the Smith eleven is listed as an outsider according to odds. No wonder, since the Villans only collected five points from the eight matches after the restart and only left the field once as the winner.
Despite the anything but confident results and the even more frightening statistics that Villa has not won any of their last 17 Premier League home games against Arsenal, there is hope on the side of coach Dean Smith. The reason is the recent two appearances against Crystal Palace (2: 0) and in Everton (0: 0), in which the sky blue-red scored as many points on the plus side as in the previous ten matches.
There is no reason to think of an early abandonment, so on Tuesday evening we even trust the underdog to outgrow itself due to the starting point. If the defensive is as stable as last, the third last of the classification with Jack Grealish has a real weapon in the offensive game that can make the difference. We would not write off the Smith team early and even keep the home win odds in mind before the Aston Villa vs Arsenal match. Wesley, Heaton, Engels and Taylor have to pass due to injury.
It is often emotionally difficult to show the same concentration again just a few days after a real climax in dreary everyday life. Projected on the example of Arsenal FC, this means nothing other than that just three days after the outstanding victory in the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, the capital club may have problems getting a similar performance against the Villans.
In general, the Gunners have had more difficulties against teams from the table basement than against well-known top teams. While the Arteta team recently beat both Liverpool and ManCity, a tough defeat in Brighton hailed after the restart. The Londoners also lost points against Bournemouth, Norwich or Watford in the course of this season.
This raises the question of whether the Red-Whites are still tackling the last two matches in the Premier League with the necessary concentration? Mathematically, everything is still possible in the fight for sixth and seventh place, but the Gunners, who are currently in tenth place, would have to make up at least three places for this. It is more realistic that Coach Arteta’s protégés put everything on the FA Cup final against Chelsea, where a European ticket is also awarded.
We would therefore not even rule out the fact that the Spanish coach made some changes to the team just three days after the victory against his former teacher Pep Guardiola. The load is extremely high these days, especially since the game of the gunners builds on many sprints or highly explosive runs. The anticipated fatigue could play into the cards for Aston Villa, which Arsenal is likely to be left with more possession of the ball.
Because the Londoners also lost three of five away games after the restart and were only able to win two of the past ten Premier League matches abroad, we recommend a tip on the home win between Aston Villa and Arsenal. The list of injuries has not grown, but Aubameyang, Ceballos, Lacazette, Mustafi, Bellerin or Maitland-Niles could get a well-deserved break.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal head to head matches
22.09.19 PL Arsenal Aston Villa 3 : 2
15.05.16 PL Arsenal Aston Villa 4 : 0
13.12.15 PL Aston Villa Arsenal 0 : 2
30.05.15 FAC Arsenal Aston Villa 4 : 0
01.02.15 PL Arsenal Aston Villa 5 : 0