class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having seen plenty of goalmouth action in recent encounters, Al Hain-Cole expects another high-scoring clash between the Gunners and Dean Smith's men
Aston Villa will be hoping to get one over on Arsenal once again when they travel to the Emirates Stadium for Friday’s Premier League clash.
Dean Smith’s team have won each of the last three matches against the Gunners, pulling off an emphatic 3-0 victory at this ground last season.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa latest odds
Villa are, however, 3/1 (4.00)outsiders with bet365 to extend that impressive run by coming out on top once again.
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The Gunners have been held to back-to-back draws by Brighton and Crystal Palace in their last two games but are 5/6 (1.83) favourites to return to winning ways.
None of the last 12 encounters between the two sides have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 11/4 (3.75) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa goalscorer
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored in each of the last three home games in the league and is the 15/4 (4.75) favourite to break the deadlock in this game, while Alexandre Lacazette can be backed at 9/2 (5.50) after striking in two of his last three at Emirates Stadium.
Danny Ings is the visitors’ 6/1 (7.0) favourite to open the scoring as he leads their scoring charts with three league goals, while Ollie Watkins could offer value at 8/1 (9.0) considering he put three goals past this opposition in last season’s two league meetings.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa preview
Having taken the lead in the eighth minute against Palace last time out, Mikel Arteta’s men were eventually relieved to secure a 2-2 draw thanks to a 95th-minute equaliser from Lacazette.
Meanwhile, the Villans were on the receiving end of a late comeback last time out, losing 3-2 to Wolves despite being 2-0 up until the 80th minute.
Another high-scoring, exciting clash therefore seems likely when the teams go head-to-head, particularly given each of their last 11 clashes at this stadium have produced over 2.5 goals.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa predictions
Indeed, odds of 10/11 (1.91) are well worth backing on at least three goals being scored for Arsenal’s fourth consecutive home game, as well as a fifth league match in six for Villa.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.