Aston Villa v Arsenal tips – Gunners should make hay at Villa Park

Gunners should make hay at Villa Park

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Betting Tip: Arsenal -1.00 @ 3/2 with betvictor

For all the talk of Arsenal’s incompetence in Europe, the Gunners ended up qualifying for the last sixteen of the Champions League. Being paired with Wolfsburg or Zenit Saint-Petersburg would leave everyone wondering what the fuss was about.

Arsene Wenger must have felt deeply satisfied that his team produced a superb performance to comfortably win in Greece and lay to rest those blips against Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb earlier in the season.

The Gunners now travel to Villa Park to face a team who are probably operating at the same level as their midweek opponents and this match should result in the same outcome.

Like Olympiakos, Aston Villa will be setting up for a draw in this match and Remi Garde’s side did land a goalless draw at home to Manchester City, while a 1-1 scoreline at St Mary’s last weekend illustrates that they can grind out a result.

However, the Villans did have to weather a Southampton storm and they could struggle to counteract a free-scoring team for whom Olivier Giroud managed a hat-trick during the week.

The Frenchman has been widely-criticised although he’s a decent forward who can help to beat up opponents such as Villa, with Mesut Ozil the arch-assister this season, while Theo Walcott played seventy minutes in Greece.

Therefore, this could be a comfortable win for an Arsenal side who have a solid defence, while Villa will recall Jack Grealish from the cold in the hope that the young midfielder can help end a winless drought that has been in existence since 8 August.

Betting Tip: Arsenal -1.00 @ 3/2 with betvictor

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