Aston Villa vs Arsenal Prediction: Betting Tips and Odds

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TournamentEnglish Premier League
Timetable17:30 GMT - 9th Dec 23
PredictionArsenal to win
Odds2.10
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This Premier League clash sees Aston Villa take on Arsenal at Villa Park, and not many would have seen this being a clash between the top of the table and third place. Both of these teams have been playing some great football this season, so this is one of those matches that should be great for the neutrals. Arsenal will be looking to solidify their spot at the top, while Villa could jump into second place with a win. Before you go ahead and bet on this match, do yourself a favour and check out the following prediction.

🏆 Aston Villa vs Arsenal

Aston Villa are a team transformed this season, and if they are able to keep it up then they might just book themselves a spot in next season's Champions League - especially if the EPL gets one of the extra spots that is up for grabs. It is hard to believe that a little over a year ago, they were sitting just a few places above the relegation zone. Unai Emery has worked wonders with his charges, and they are formidable at home - they have won 14 home EPL matches in a row.

Arsenal have basically started where they left off last season. They have added a few additions to their team, and are now having another punt at winning the title for the first time since 2004. Every team need a bit of luck to win the EPL, and Arsenal are certainly having their fair share - just ask Luton fans if you do not believe me. They have lost just the one match this season, which is only equaled by Liverpool.

This has all the makings of a quality game with a lot of drama and entertainment, but who will come out on top? Well, I think it will be a close game, but my money would be on an Arsenal win. They got lucky in this fixture last season, scoring two goals in injury time, and it would not surprise if they got lucky once more.

My Prediction: 🏆 Aston Villa 1 Arsenal 1 ⚽

💯 Aston Villa vs Arsenal Match Odds

Due to how popular and competitive the English Premier League is, all well-established and new UK betting sites will offer a variety of markets and odds for every EPL match. Football has more markets than you can shake that proverbial stick at, but there are three go-to ones for regular punters.

In the following table, you can find the odds for three popular football markets that some top UK bookmakers are currently offering for this Villa vs Arsenal game. If you want to find out more about the bookmakers and the free bets that they are offering, click on the logos provided.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Match Winner

It is not surprising that Arsenal are the favourites for this match considering that they are sitting at the top of the league, but I do think that Aston Villa fans will find the odds for their team to be slightly insulting, considering their home record and the fact that they just beat City. If you are neutral, though, they are pretty enticing. Check out the match-winner odds in the table below:

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Aston Villa2.062.063.253.003.40
Draw3.653.653.753.203.60
Arsenal2.062.062.001.962.10

Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Both Teams To Score

In the 30 matches that both of these teams have played this season, they have scored a total of 67 goals between them, so it is safe to say that finding the back of the net is not a problem for either of these sides. The bookmakers are favouring both teams to score, and it is easy to see why.

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Yes1.581.581.531.571.57
No2.292.292.372.152.25

Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Over/Under 2.5 Goals

In the previous ten matches between these two teams, more than 2 goals have been scored on 6 occasions, so it is a fixture that historically has goals in it. There have been 30 goals in these matches, which averages 3 goals a game, so it is not surprising to see why the bookies are favouring over 2.5 goals to be scored.

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Over 2.5 Goals1.671.671.611.651.72
Under 2.5 Goals2.082.082.202.052.00

✔️ Aston Villa vs Arsenal - Betting Tips

Now that I have given you the odds from five quality bookmakers for three popular football markets, I shall now provide you with my betting tips for this Aston Villa v Arsenal game.

  • Tip 1: Bet on Arsenal to Win: Unai Emery has transformed Villa into a team to be feared, but I still think that Arsenal will come out with another three important points. Villa have lost their previous four matches against Arsenal, and I think that Arteta's men will have just a little too much for Emery's men. Spreadex are currently offering odds of 2.10 for an Arsenal win.
  • Tip 2: Both Teams to Score: Villa have scored in five of their last six matches, while Arsenal have also scored in five of their previous six. Teams are finding it hard to prevent either of these two teams from finding the back of the net, so I am backing BTTS in this game. Kwiff Sports currently have odds of 1.57 for this market.
  • Tip 3: Over 2.5 Goals: Arsenal and Villa have scored 67 goals between them this season in the English Premier League, so I would not be surprised if there are a number of goals scored in this match. Keeping a clean sheet has been a struggle for both of these teams, so the last thing that I am expecting is a lack of goals. You can find odds of 1.72 for this market at Spreadex.
  • Tip 4: Arsenal to win 2-1: If you like placing bets on the correct score for a match because of the enticing odds, then I think that this will end 2-1 in Arsenal's favour. Spreadex have odds of 8.50 for Arsenal to come out on top 2-1.

1️⃣ Aston Villa Update

In November of last year, Villa were hovering just a point or two about the dreaded Relegation Zone, and looking destined for a relegation scrap. Steven Gerrard was brutally sacked straight after an embarrassing loss to Fulham, and Emery has come in and shown us his class. They have won 22 Premier League matches in 2023, which is a number that is only bettered by Manchester City.

Not only are they winning, but they have become a really entertaining team to watch. They play fantastic front-foot football and have no problem finding the back of the net. However, at times, they do tend to gift teams some soft goals with sloppy passes, and they cannot afford to do this against a quality Arsenal team.

Last 5 Games
Aston Villa1
Manchester City0
09.11.23
Europa League
Bournemouth2
Aston Villa2
03.12.23
Premier League
Aston Villa2
Legia Warsaw1
30.11.23
Europa League
Tottenham1
Aston Villa2
26.11.23
Premier League
Aston Villa
Burnley1
11.11.23
Premier League

When it comes to injury issues, they have no new additions or suspensions after their match against Manchester City. Emery also has no suspensions that he has to take into consideration when choosing his XI to take on Arsenal.

PlayerReason
Tyrone MingsKnee Injury
Kourtney HauseKnee Injury
Emilano BuendiaKnee Injury
Bertrand TraoreMuscle Injury

2️⃣ Arsenal Update

Arsenal find themselves sitting at the top of the table, which has been a familiar position for them in recent years. They came close to winning the title last year, but they fell away at the end - they will be desperate not to see a repeat this time around. The last team to beat Villa at home was Arsenal, and Arteta will be confident of getting one over on his compatriot on Saturday evening.

They have had their fair share of luck in their most recent matches, scoring late winners against Brentford and Luton, and maybe it will run out at Villa Park on Saturday.

Last 5 Games
Luton3
Arsenal4
05.12.23
Premier League
Arsenal2
Wolves1
02.12.23
Premier League
Arsenal6
Lens0
29.11.23
Champions League
Brentford0
Arsenal1
25.11.23
Premier League
Arsenal3
0
07.11.23
EFL Cup Round 4

Arsenal, when compared with other teams in the league, are not doing too badly on the injury front. Ahead of this clash at Villa Park, they do not have any additional injuries or suspensions that they need to worry about.

PlayerReason
Takehiro TomiyasuCalf Injury
Fabio VieraGroin Injury
Emile Smith RoweKnee Injury
Thomas ParteyMuscle Injury
Jurrien TimberKnee Injury

👕 Aston Villa vs Arsenal - Potential Lineups

Pos.Aston Villa
4-4-2
Arsenal
4-3-3
Pos.
GoalkeeperE.MartinesA. RamsdaleGoalkeeper
Right BackE. KonsaB. WhiteRight Back
Centre BackD. CarlosW. SalibaCentre Back
Centre BackP. TorresG. MagalhaesCentre Back
Left BackL. DigneJ. KiwiorLeft Back
Right MidfielderY. TielemansM. OdegaardRight Midfielder
Centre MidfielderB. KamaraD. RiceCentre Midfielder
Centre MidfielderD. LuizK. HavertzLeft Midfielder
Left MidfielderJ. McGinnB. SakaRight Winger
StrikerL. BaileyG. JesusStriker
StrikerO. WatkinsG. MartinelliLeft Winger

✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast

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This Aston Villa vs Arsenal prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a tipster and betting expert from the United Kingdom who has a passion for a whole range of sports, particularly football, rugby, and cricket. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, so feel free to feel a bit of pity for him. He has been involved in the online gambling industry for a number of years now and has written a large number of predictions for a variety of sports, including GAA, so he has built up a lot of sporting expertise over the years.