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Arsenal vs Aston Villa – Hard to see past home win

| 14.05.2011

Aston Villa rarely beat Arsenal in the Premier League and there is no reason to suggest that Arsene Wenger’s team will not take maximum points again to retain the initiative in the race for third spot.

Match Odds

Arsenal’s odds are 4/11 to beat Aston Villa and they are unbeaten at home in the Premier League since November, which is a run of 11 games.

The Gunners have also only lost once against Aston Villa in their last 24 meetings.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa are still to win a game under the guidance of temporary manager Gary McAllister since he stepped into the hotseat to replace Gerard Houllier until the end of the season.

However, there are reasons for Aston Villa to be optimistic that they can gain a result at the Emirates, which would bring to an end the minute chance they have of being relegated this season.

Villa have only lost once on their four previous visits to the Emirates and a victory this season would mean they have taken more points from the ground than any other Premier League team.

It is 7/1 in the Premier League odds that Aston Villa beat Arsenal, with the draw available at 4/1.

To Win To Nil

Although Aston Villa have an in-form Darren Bent in their ranks, alongside the attacking threats posed by Ashley Young and Stewart Downing, Arsenal can be expected to shut out the opposition.

Arsenal have conceded just two goals in their last nine Premier League games at the Emirates, while they should also have no problem finding the target given Villa’s troubles in shutting out the opposition.

Villa have managed just one clean sheet in 13 Premier League fixtures and therefore 11/8 may be good value that Arsenal win to nil.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.