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Arsenal v Aston Villa betting tips: Gunners aim to end hex

| 20.10.2021

Arsenal v Aston Villa betting tips and odds

The Gunners needed a last-gasp equaliser from substitute Alexandre Lacazette to stretch their unbeaten run to five games and deny Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira victory against his former club on Monday night.

Arsenal are at home once again on Friday night when they face Aston Villa as 10/11 favourites although they could be without Bukayo Saka, who came off injured against the Eagles.

Both teams are next to each other in the bottom half of the table so let’s check out some of the options in our Arsenal v Aston Villa betting tips.

Match Odds

Arsenal will need to improve on last season’s fixture which they lost 3-0 with Villa going on to complete the double thanks to a solitary strike from Ollie Watkins, which followed his brace at the Emirates.

Villa are 3/1 to make it four wins in a row against the Gunners, all which came without conceding, an option that can be backed at 13/2.

Dean Smith’s men are still reeling from Saturday’s capitulation against Wolves, who scored three times in the last 10 minutes to post an incredible 3-2 victory at Villa Park.

That defeat came after a 2-1 loss at Tottenham before the international break, so Arsenal can be backed at 27/10 to win either by a one-goal margin or conceding in a victory.

Arsenal have drawn their last two games and with just a point separating the teams, a share of the spoils is 5/2 or 10/3 with goals added to the mix.

Both teams to score, over 2.5 goals in the match and either team to win is 6/4 in our Arsenal v Aston Villa betting tips in a match which is expected to be close.

Talking Tactics

Saka could miss out after being booted on the back of the calf by Palace midfielder James McArthur which resulted in him being withdrawn at half-time.

Martin Odegaard was largely ineffectual against Palace and was replaced by Lacazette midway through the second half.

The Frenchman brought energy to the attack and is pushing for a place in the starting line-up, although that may involve a change in formation from Monday’s 4-1-4-1.

Smith went with a 3-4-1-2 against Wolves with Danny Ings and Watkins in attack and Emi Buendia playing just behind.

Goalscorer Odds

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring against the Eagles and is 3/1 to break the deadlock again or 23/20 to find the net, the same odds as Lacazette.

Kieran Tierney struck the crossbar on Monday night and is 10/1 in the anytime market while Emile Smith Rowe is 8/1 and 3/1 in the two options having scored twice in his last four games.

Watkins grabbed three of Villa’s four goals against Arsenal last season and is 7/1 to bag the opener or 13/5 to find the net.

Ings drew first blood against Wolves and is 5/1 to do so again or 15/8 just to score, with John McGinn 4/1 to repeat Saturday’s goal in our Arsenal v Aston Villa betting tips.

Match Info

Where: Emirates Stadium

When: 20:00, Friday 22nd October

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner