Arsenal v Aston Villa Football Betting Preview & Tips

Arsenal v Aston Villa Football Betting Preview & Tips

by 11th May 2016

Arsenal v Aston Villa Tips. Arsenal take on Aston Villa in the Premier League this Sunday. Betting preview and football tips plus the best odds.

Match Odds
Arsenal 1/6 – Draw 11/2Watford 12/1
Betting odds for Arsenal v Aston Villa shown are this week from Ladbrokes and are subject to change

Kick Off – 15.00pm Sunday 15th May 2016

Arsenal take on relegated Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in the Premier League, as the home side look for a win that could potentially see them finish as runners-up this season.

Arsenal drew 2-2 with fourth-place Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. Sergio Aguero’s opening goal was cancelled out by French striker Olivier Giroud soon afterwards.

The Citizens regained the lead in the second half through a solo strike from Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, only for Alexis Sanchez to equalise and clinch what could be a crucial draw in the race for the Champions League spots.

The draw means that the Gunners remain third in the top-flight table, three points clear of fourth-place Manchester City. The Gunners are now just two points behind second-place Tottenham in the table.

Giroud’s goal against City was only his third in his last 20 appearances for the Gunners in the Premier League, but he will be confident of adding to that tally against a poor Villa defence.

Villa ended an 11 game losing run last time out with a 0-0 draw at home against relegation threatened Newcastle and recorded their first clean sheet in their last 11 outings. Villa’s performances have improved since they were relegated, but this is still a daunting game for the Villans.

The Villans do not have a terrible record at Arsenal, but the Gunners will be desperate for the win with the possibility of going back above rivals Spurs an extra incentive.

Facts And Figures

Arsenal have had the better of the 47 Premier League meetings between these two teams, recording 25 victories, 14 games have been drawn and Villa have claimed eight wins.

The 23 Premier League meetings at Arsenal have seen 13 wins for Arsenal, five wins for Villa and five games have finished in draws.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has a good record against Villa, having faced the Villans on 40 occasions. The Frenchman has recorded 24 wins, 11 draws and suffered just five defeats.

Arsenal have won eight of the last ten meetings between these two teams, including the last five in all competitions, while Villa have recorded just one win in the same period.

Arsenal are now unbeaten in their last nine games in the Premier League.

Villa have lost 11 of their last 12 Premier League games, but as previously mentioned the exception was last time out when they drew with Villa.

Team Selection And News

The Gunners will be without centre-back Per Mertesacker and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain through injury, while forward Danny Welbeck is also unlikely to start and Mesut Ozil is still an injury doubt.

Youngster Jordan Amavi remains sidelined through injury. The Villans also have major doubts over the fitness of full-back Kieran Richardson, midfielder Jordan Veretout and striker Rudy Gestede.

Possible Arsenal Team Selection

Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel, Monreal, Elneny, Wilshere, Sanchez, Ramsey, Iwobi, Giroud

Possible Aston Villa Team Selection

Bunn, Bacuna, Lescott, Clark, Hutton, Westwood, Sanchez, Gueye, Toner, Sinclair, Ayew