Arsenal vs Aston Villa 02/01/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Aston Villa vs Arsenal
Sunday 1st February 2015 13:30(GMT)
The Line: Arsenal 1/3 Draw 5/1 Aston Villa 12/1 See the Latest Odds
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Arsenal look to take fourth place in the league table when they take on Aston Villa on sunday at the Emirates. Arsene Wenger will probably be without the brilliant Alexis Sanchez as a hamstring injury looks set to rule the chilean out of Sunday's game. With Mezut Ozil back from injury though Arsenal shouldnt miss Sanchez too much and with Cazorla playing brilliant football right now Arsenal's midfield should be ok. Olivier Giroud will be the key man up front for Arsenal and will need to get stuck into an Aston Villa defence that have been tough to beat recently.
Astom Villa boss Paul Lambert has set his stall out to base his teams season on a solid defence. With a good goalkeeper and a terrific center half partnership Aston Villa have been extremely tough to beat. Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark and braz Guzan , have led the team from the back. With Christian Benteke and Weimann up front Aston Villa have a partnership that will cause problems for alot of teams. Benteke's physicality will cause Arsenal problems but Aston Villa have struggled to creat decent chances especially away from home where they have only scored two goals in nine games. Villa have also lost their last three away games 1-0.
Tough game to handicap here. Arsenal look like the team to bet on here but its tough to see them covering the handicap by much as Villa are a very solid defensive unit. I'm going to take a small bet on Arsenal -1 here.