Arsenal vs. Aston Villa – prediction, odds and team news

Arsenal will have to grind it out against Aston Villa if they are to register successive Premier League wins. The match is scheduled for Sunday at the Emirates.

Villa make the trip to the Emirates Stadium sitting ahead of the Gunners on goal difference, despite suffering successive defeats to Leeds United and Southampton.

The Gunners put forth a real statement of intent after their 1-0 win against Manchester United.

Now, Aston Villa stand in their way as the North Londoners aim to build on their winning momentum. After a wave of relatively tougher fixtures, they have a chance to strengthen their position in the table.

Arsenal have won each of their previous three home matches in the league against Villa by an aggregate of 12-2. They’ll be preparing to return to winning ways after having lost their last two outings.

Arsenal have now conceded just five goals from their last eight matches, a run which has included three clean sheets.

That record will be put to the test at the weekend by a Villa side who have scored 15 times during six matches in the top flight.

In total, Arsenal have won 83 matches against Aston Villa. The two clubs possess a rich history of matches against each other, with 45 of those ending in draws.

Sunday’s visitors have claimed the three points on 67 occasions. Aston Villa will be eyeing a second consecutive win against Arsenal for the first time since December 1998.

With Arsenal poised to field a strong line-up comprising of players who have had time to recharge, it looks like Aston Villa might be heading for another defeat.

Arsenal will surely be tested, but Villa’s fragility at the back could backfire on them.

Our Prediction: Arsenal (Full Time Result) @ 1.65

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