Aston Villa 10-2-8, Arsenal 9-4-9
2/6/21 7:30 am
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Aston Villa is welcoming Arsenal to Villa Park in round 23 in the English Premier League.
After starting the season in a fantastic way, and after they played great soccer, Aston Villa is struggling as of late, and they have won only 2 of their last 8 games. In their last 5 games, Aston Villa has scored 6 goals while conceding 8 goals. Aston Villa has dropped in the standings quite a lot, and they are now in 9th place with 32 points, 35 scored goals, and 24 scored goals. Aston Villa was hosting West Ham in their last EPL game, and they have had 56% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 83% of the correct passes. Villa’s defense is not working well, and it wasn’t working well in this game as well. Aston Villa has lost this match 1-3 at home. Watkins is the leading goalscorer for Aston Villa with 9 goals, while Grealish added 6 goals and 10 assists. Wesley and Hause are both injured, and they will miss this game. Aston Villa still has a chance of getting to the Europa League spot, but even if they don’t, Aston Villa can be proud of their season.
Arsenal is one of the teams that have completely turned their season around, and they have been playing well, especially in the attacking, but unfortunately for Arsenal, they haven’t won any of their last 2 games. In their last game, Arsenal was playing against Wolverhampton on the road, and they have had 46% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 89% of the correct passes. Arsenal got ahead in the 32nd minute, but David Luiz messed up, again. In the 48th minute of the first half, Luiz has conceded a red card, while arsenal conceded a penalty kick. The first half ended in a 1-1 draw. In the 49th minute, Arsenal has conceded another goal and another red card in the 72nd minute. Arsenal has lost this match 2-1. David Luiz has cost Arsenal a lot of points since he arrived at the club, and they should get rid of him as soon as possible in my opinion. Alongside Luiz and Leno who is suspended because of the red cards, Ryan is injured, while Mari and Tierney are still questionable. Lacazette is the leading goalscorer for Arsenal with 8 goals while Aubameyang and Saka added 5 goals. Arsenal is slowly climbing the standings, and they are now in 10th place with 31 points, and their game is improving on both ends if they can keep it up.
Arsenal has lost to Aston Villa at home in round 8 of this season, but the trends are heavily on Arsenal’s side in this matchup. Both teams are in kind of a slump at the moment, and this game could go either way, but I will side with goals in this one because both defenses are on a bad streak, and Arsenal is missing their starting goalkeeper.