Aston Villa vs Arsenal by Marlo
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Villa sit 11th place in the table with 23 pts from 20 games so will not be feeling the burden of the relegation battle so the can enter this game without much pressure as they don't exactly need these points like say for instance West Ham or Sunderland. It hasn't reached that stage for them as yet and I'm sure supporters will be hoping they never reach that stage this season. Nevertheless, this is the premier league and they are no freebies so Villa will battle for at least a point here.
Gunners will be keen to retain top spot seeing that Chelsea and Manchester City already won this weekend forcing them to third, a win here would restore them to the summit of the league, if this can't provide much needed motivation then very little else will.
Theo Walcott's absence will be a blow for Arsenal but they should have sufficient firepower to negate his absence if they play to the standard we have come to expect from them.
Liverpool, Everton, Spurs and Manchester United have come here and left with victories to nil. Arsenal can easily do the same against a team with the 2nd worst home record. Villa average less than a goal per game with 7 goals in 10 at home.
The stat that jumps out at me here is that Arsenal are undefeated in 14 trips to Villa Park, winning 7 and drawing 7. Villa were dumped out of the FA Cup by Sheffield Utd, conceding twice.
It is either Arsenal or no play here imo, don't fancy overs or btts here either. I predict a 1-0 or 2-0, so I'm leaning towards -1AH as this is the best pre game shout I can find.
Arsenal will try to put opening day result behind them and climb back to top of table.
Good luck if you're on.
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|Arsenal -1 AH||Pinnacle||1.94||9||1-2 PUSH (Stake return)|