Arsenal play Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on Friday 22 October, Kick-off: 20:00. Read on for our free prediction, match preview and team news for this football fixture.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
BTTS – Yes @ 1.75
Home win – Yes @1.90
Aside from a 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, Aston Villa have scored in every match played this season. Dean Smith has always been an attack-minded manager and that was in evidence when the team took a 2-0 lead against Wolves last weekend, although defensive shortcomings saw Wanderers come storming back to claim three points.
The Villans will clash with an Arsenal team who will be gunning for victory and there’s an optimistic mood at the Emirates Stadium. Despite a slow start, the Gunners have been vibrant from an attacking point-of-view and Mikel Arteta will certainly want a positive approach in a fixture which looks winnable from their perspective.
We can’t trust the home side to win but the BTTS Yes option looks the best way to play this particular clash.
Arsenal are the odds-on betting favourites to win this match which implies that the bookies regard them as having a better than 50% probability of claiming a victory.
After losing three of their four away matches this term, Aston Villa are the outsiders although the bookmakers do anticipate that both sides can find the net. When it comes to the BTTS market, the Yes option is trading as marginal favourite and it’s hardly a surprise when you consider the stats.
However, the Gunners can take a pragmatic approach in matches and the odds are very similar when it comes to wagering on either Over 2.5 Goals or Under 2.5 Goals.
Injuries & Suspensions
Bukayo saka and Granite Xhaka are out for Arsenal, while no player is reported to be absent for Aston Villa.
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