Aston Villa may have picked up another FA Cup victory last weekend, seeing off Championship high-flyers Bournemouth but it’s in the league where there are worries about the form of Paul Lambert’s troops and it’s hard to envisage them ending their seven-match winless sequence in the top flight as they travel to buoyant Arsenal.
The resurgent Gunners have won eleven of their last 14 games in all competitions and BetVictor rate them at a safe-looking 2/7 to make it a dozen from 15 whlie Skybet price Lambert’s side at a whopping 14/1 to end their wait for a much-needed victory and it’s 11/2 (bet365) for them to secure a respectable share of the spoils.
Villa are a team desperately short of goals, particularly on the road, where they’ve managed just four in eleven outings. An Arsenal success ‘to nil’ stands out at 20/21 (Boylesports) then and set for a relatively comfortable afternoon, Arsene Wenger’s side might be worth an interest at 2/1 Paddy Power’s handicaps when starting two goals in arrears.
Arsenal (-2) to beat Aston Villa – 2/1 (Paddy Power)