Arsenal (@1.4) vs Aston Villa (@7.5)

Our Prediction:

Arsenal will win

Arsenal – Aston Villa Match Prediction | 23-09-2019 11:30

Emery must find his balance, because his structure - and his defenders - have been their own worst enemy. There is no reason, at all for Arsenal to be succumbing to that number of shots, because it will only take small moments of luck for teams to put away the Gunners. You cannot allow that amount of shots - and fail to organise a defensive structure - and expect to win games. You cannot claim to be defensive and suck up ninety-six shots. Villa should shoot often, because if there is a downfall to this Arsenal side, it will more than likely be wearing the red and white of the Gunners. Arsenal have faced more shots (96) than any team in the top five European Leagues and that stat, unlike Villa, is entirely their fault.

This being the first game between these two teams in this season I had to focus on some other factors when crafting my selection. I focused on each teams form and recent results. They have more quality and talent than Aston Villa. The safest bet in this game will be on goals scored, that is my opinion after evaluating all the factors. Arsenal is a heavy favorite in this game.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Match Info

Aston Villa will be very wary of this, especially since they have conceded 4 goals in their 2 Premier League away days since their promotion. After 5 games they find themselves on 4 points, only outside the drop zone on goal difference. Overall, its been a pretty subdued start for The Villains, with their heavy summer investment yet to yield any real returns.

Arsenal have shipped 7 goals in their last 4 home Premier League games and kept a clean sheet in just 7 of the 21 home league games since Emery took charge. We think backing an Arsenal Win and Both Teams to Score is great value here, and with Arsenal scoring at least 3 goals in 4 of their last 5 meetings with Villa, we fancy a 3-1 correct score prediction too.

Arsenal cannot do this, and last weeks game is the highlight of that. Villas main goal will be taking advantage of an Arsenal side that tries to be defensive without having any interest at all in being defensive. Simply deploying a low-block doesnt make a team defensive, controlling a game well, does. Holding onto the ball, playing out from the back, avoiding errors - these are the hallmarks of a defensive team in 2019.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa Score Prediction

Arsenal is in a solid form this season. Aston Villa are playing attacking football and are always trying to outscore their opponents. They have 4 points after a surprising but very well deserved draw against West Ham at home. My opinion is that we can expect a high scoring game in this one. Arsenal won the last 5 games against Aston VIlla. They are scoring and conceding in every game they play. They have won 8 points from 5 games they played in the Premier League with a 8:8 goal difference. Historically they do not have trouble defeating them. Both teams are looking to secure as good as possible results in this game hoping to achieve their season goals.

Truth be told, if we consider the attack of Arsenal to be a productive attack - thats going to be down to the efforts of PEA. The man capable of anything, seemingly acting on the whim of divine and unseen input. If there is an edge to Arsenal, it is because Aubameyang is providing it. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang exists as the video game striker.

They may have lost the Europa League Final last season, but theres no denying that Arsenal are a force to be reckoned with in the competition. They resumed their dominant ways with a 3-0 win away to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, and now theyll be hoping to carry that form into the Premier League as they struggle to break out of a 3 match winless streak.

Highlighted Team (Aston Villa):

This is a club in transition, and from the outside it may look a dream. Where there have been cup finals, there have been ruthless thrashings. The internal workings of that dream though, are creepy, unsettling and no fun at all. Where philosophy existed, relentless tinkering and gameplans fill the void. Arsenal lack identity - and they arent able to chase the success craved so desperately by an outspoken and relentless fanbase.