Arsenal vs Aston Villa Prediction, H2H and Betting Tip: 22.09.2019 EPL Match
The Gunners will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome Aston Villa to the Emirates on Sunday afternoon. The Villa will have hopes of their own of getting something out of the game as they look to ease their relegation worries. Let’s see what Arsenal vs Aston Villa prediction for the match on September 22nd has in store.
Arsenal vs Aston Match Preview
After starting the season with two wins out of two for the first time in ten years, it has gone a bit pear-shaped for the Gunners. They haven’t won in their last three and have only picked up two points from a possible nine. Their downfall came with a defeat at Anfield against Liverpool before this was followed with draws against Tottenham Hotspur and Watford either side of the international break. There was a contrasting reaction to these games, with the most recent draw coming after the Gunners were 2-0 ahead.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace for the Gunners, and it seemed that the result was a full-gone conclusion. However, defensive problems resurfaced for Unai Emery’s side, and they gave away the lead following defensive mistakes. The second goal came from the penalty spot, which means that the Gunners have now given away three penalties in three matches. David Luiz doesn’t seem to be the answer to the defensive issues at the Emirates, and his form has been a significant part in their downfall. They will need to keep it tight against the Villa to get the three points.
Aston Villa meanwhile are languishing just above the relegation places in the Premier League and will be looking for their second win of the season. Their three defeats this season is the joint-most in the division, and they have already conceded six goals. Their main issue, however, is finding the back of the net.
Wesley was brought in for that purpose but has so far only registered the one goal. Their most recent fixture came at home against West Ham United, and the match ended in a pretty forgettable 0-0 draw. Neither side could break down the other, and in truth, the draw was the fair result. Villa will need to start finding a goalscoring touch. Otherwise, it could be a very long season for the West Midlands club.
Head to Head
Arsenal holds the advantage between the sides having won on 82 occasions compared to Villa’s 66. There have also been 45 draws between the sides. This will be the first meeting since 2016. The Gunners won that game 4-0 and have scored 20 goals in their last six matches against the Villa. The West Midlands side last won this fixture in 2013.
Betting Tip & Prediction
It will be interesting to see whether there will be a lot of changes for the Gunners following a European game on Thursday night. However, whoever takes to the pitch will know that anything less than a win isn’t good enough.
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