Arsenal will play Aston Villa on September 22, 2019 at the Emirates Stadium.

“Soccer" Arsenal

Arsenal was the first football club from South of England to join the Football League and they currently own the longest streak of playing in the English Premier League as they have been relegated only once in 1913 since playing in the First Division in 1904. The Gunners have won a total of 13 League titles, 15 Community Shields, 13 FA Cups, 1 League Centenary Trophy, 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and 1 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Last season, Arsenal went 22-games from late August to the middle of December without losing a match. That unbeaten run helped push them to 5th place in the final EPL table. They also made it to the Europa League Final but were beaten by Chelsea. Arsenal heads to  this contest as the soccer betting favorites to beat Aston Villa on 9/21/19.

Arsenal currently ranks 6th in the league in Goal Difference. They rank 6th in the EPL in goals scored with a total of seven and are tied for 5th overall with a total of six goals conceded. Arsenal is 8th in the Premier League in assists with five of their seven goals assisted.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are in goal-scoring form early in the season. Aubameyang has scored three goals already while Lacazette has a pair of his own for Arsenal. Midfielder Dani Ceballos has two assists to lead Arsenal while goalkeeper Bernd Leno has conceded six goals with 14 saves on the season.

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Aston Villa


Odds from as of 9/17/19

“Soccer" Aston Villa

Aston Villa F.C. was established in 1874 and they are among the founding members of the Football League in 1888 and also one of the pioneers of the Premier League in 1992. They are only one of five English football clubs to win the European Cup, achieving the feat in 1981/82. Aston Villa has also won the Football League First Division a total of seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the League Cup five times and the UEFA Super Cup one time.

Former Brentford manager Dean Smith took over last season from Steve Bruce and Aston Villa finished 5th in the final EFL table while making the playoffs. Villa won the 2019 English Football League final playoff with a 2-1 victory over Derby City. The triumph earned them a promotion back to the Premier League and this season, they are making their first appearance in the top flight in three years.

Villa ranks 13th in Goal Difference at -2 goals on the season. They are 16th in the EPL in goals scored with a total of four while they have given up a total of six goals on the year, good for 5th overall. Aston Villa is also tied for 9th in assists with a total of four on the season.

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Arsenal currently ranks 7th in the EPL with a record of 2-2-1 SU in the first five rounds of the season. After forcing a 2-2 draw with Tottenham in Round 4, Arsenal also figured in a 2-2  draw with Watford. On the other hand, Aston Villa is 18th in the league table right now. They are 1-0-3 in four matches played and are coming off a 0-1 loss to Crystal Palace in their most recent outing.

Head to head, these teams have played in a total of 36 matches. Arsenal has 24 wins while Aston Villa has a total of 3 victories and these two teams played to a draw in 9 instances. Arsenal has won the last six meetings between these two teams although their last match was a 4-0 Arsenal win in May 2016.

I think that Arsenal takes this because their scoring tandem of Aubameyang and Lacazette are in excellent goal-scoring form early in the season. Aston Villa has only scored four goals on the season and I don’t think they have enough firepower to match Arsenal. Prediction: Arsenal

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