As Arsenal have won seven of their ten away fixtures and Aston Villa have lost six out of ten on their own patch, the Gunners are strong favourites as the pair prepare to lock horns at Villa Park on Monday.
You can be sure that the Villans’ disappointing FA Cup reverse against League One Sheffield United will also have had a bearing on the bookies’ quotes, BetVictor chalking the visitors up at 8/13 to walk away with the points and Stan James pricing Paul Lambert’s men at 5/1.
Moreover, the fact that Villa have the worst home scoring record in the top flight and have managed only three league goals in their last six outings doesn’t bode well for them so it’s no surprise that there’s been cash focused on an Arsenal victory ‘to nil’ at 7/4 with betway or more specifically, Winner.com’s 15/2 about Arsene Wenger’s troops netting twice without reply.
Buoyed by the derby success against Spurs in the cup, Arsenal are impossible to overlook even though Lambert will be demanding a response from his squad following last weekend’s debacle and other bets of interest include Skybet’s 6/4 marked against the visitors, starting a goal in arrears, in the handicaps or Coral’s 7/5 about them leading at the end of each half.
Arsenal to beat Aston Villa 2-0 – 15/2 (Winner.com)