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Arsenal vs Aston Villa Premier League Predictions, Tips and Odds: Gunners face former boss

Arsenal will hope to end the week at the top of the table when they face Champions League-chasing Aston Villa this weekend.

The hosts are level with Liverpool on 71 points, two points behind leaders Manchester City, though the two chasers both have a game in hand on the reigning champions. Arsenal won their last Premier League match 3-0 at American Express Stadium against Brighton & Hove Albion, extending their unbeaten streak to 11 games (10 wins and one draw).

Aston Villa, meanwhile, played out a 3-3 draw against Brentford at Villa Park, putting them in fifth place with 60 points. However, they climbed into the top four without even playing on Saturday thanks to Tottenham’s 4-0 defeat to Newcastle giving Villa a better goal difference.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa predictions

Arsenal vs Aston Villa: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 11/10 with Betfair
Correct Score Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa 7/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Kai Havertz 5/1 with Bet365

Odds correct at the time of writing. 18+ Only. Terms and Conditions Apply.

The stats behind our Arsenal vs Aston Villa predictions:

  • Arsenal have won 10 of their 11 Premier League games in 2024 (D1).
  • Kai Havertz has been directly involved in nine goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (5 goals, 4 assists).
  • The Gunners have conceded just four goals in their previous 11 Premier League matches.
  • Villa have won just one of their last five league games (D2, L2)

The Gunners to keep their place at the top of the table 

After pushing Man City all the way for the Premier League title last season, this campaign feels different as Mikel Arteta’s men go into this weekend’s matches top of the table on goal difference with just seven games remaining.

Since the winter break, the Gunners have been near unstoppable, winning 10 of their 11 league games (D1). They have scored more goals (38), conceded fewer goals (4) and kept more clean sheets (7) than any other Premier League side in 2024, while Yoane Wissa is the only player to score against them in their last five PL matches.  They currently have a goal difference of +51 in the Premier League; their highest in the competition since the final day of the 2004-05 season, which may be crucial come the end of the season with both Liverpool and Man City currently just one point behind them in the table.

Standing in their way of another valuable three points is former head coach Unai Emery and his Aston Villa side who are looking to secure a place in next season’s Champions League. A 3-3 draw against Brentford last weekend, a game that saw them throw away a two-goal lead, coupled with Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest, saw them drop out of the top four for the first time since MD25.

They are currently on a poor run of form that has seen them win just one of their last five Premier League matches with defeats to Tottenham and Man City as well as draws against the aforementioned Brentford and West Ham. However, having already beaten Arsenal once this season they will be hoping to do the league double over the Gunners for the first time since 2020/21.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa match tip

Kai Havertz to score anytime @ 6/4 with Bet365 

Kai Havertz is having his best goalscoring Premier League season in his first campaign, setting a new personal best with nine goals in 2023/24. The German has made the number nine role is own in recent weeks and has been directly involved in more goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (5 goals, 4 assists) than he was in the whole of last season for Chelsea (7 goals, 1 assist).

Arsenal vs Aston Villa odds

ARSENAL VS ASTON VILLA
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Odds correct as of 07:00 on April 12 | 18+ BeGambleAware

Arsenal are huge odds on favourites to extend their unbeaten run to 12 games in the Premier League in 2024, while Unai Emery is best priced 10/1 to derail his former club’s title charge and leave with all three points.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa team news

Arsenal team news

In  Out Doubtful
Jurrien Timber

Jurrien Timber is the Gunners’ only absentee.

Top Scorer: Bukayo Saka (14)

Card Magnet: Kai Havertz (7)

Assist Ace: Bukayo Saka (8)

Aston Villa team news

In  Out Doubtful
 Douglas Luiz, Matty Cash, Boubacar Kamara, Tyrone Mings, Emiliano Buendia Jacob Ramsey

Both John McGinn and Ollie Watkins returned for the 3-3 draw against Brentford last weekend, but Villa are still without Matty Cash, Boubacar Kamara, Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendia. Douglas Luiz is suspended after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season last time out.

Top Scorer: Ollie Watkins (18)

Card Magnet: Douglas Luiz (10)

Assist Ace: Ollie Watkins (10)

How to watch Arsenal vs Aston Villa Live

Aston Villa travel to face Arsenal at 4:30pm on Sunday 14th April, with the game broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

Arsenal vs Aston Villa head-to-head record

  • 09/12/23 – Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal – Premier League 
  • 18/02/23 – Aston Villa 2-4 Arsenal – Premier League
  • 31/08/22 – Arsenal 2-1 Aston Villa – Premier League
  • 19/03/22 – Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal – Premier League
  • 22/10/21 – Arsenal 3-1 Aston Villa – Premier League

After four straight defeats in this fixture, Aston Villa won the previous meeting back in December with John McGinn scoring the only goal of the game.


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