Aston Villa vs Arsenal
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2021
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
The Lions are going through a worrying stretch at the moment. Their top-four hopes have long faded, and as of now even Europa qualification seems like a distant dream.
In this second half of the season, the team has been dropping points in almost every other game, and their usually consistent defense has been coming up short.
Currently they are placed ninth in the table, and the sole reason they are not into outright-panic mode is because they have two games in hand. But with this kind of form, those two fixtures might not amount to something.
Meanwhile, the Gunners are still on with their inconsistency. One day they would resemble their old glory days, and the next game week they would be back with their usual bag of tricks.
Mikel Arteta’s men need to procure at least a ticket to the newly-introduced Europa Conference League, or their campaign will be considered a bust.
By the looks of things, either team are desperate for points, and the defense on both sides are not in impressive form.
Likely, expect goals to come from both sides of the pitch this weekend.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 14 of the preceding 17 encounters had three or more goals.
- The latest clash had ended in a 0-3 win for Dean Smith’s men.
- At this venue, the visitors had scored two or more goals in three of the former four meetings.
- Ten of the last eleven wins at this stadium had gone to the guests.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal Prediction
The Lions lost 1-3 at home the last match-day, against West Ham. In the meantime, the Gunners lost 2-1 on the road against Wolves.
Going on, Smith’s men had conceded two or more goals in five of the past seven overall match-ups, and let in two or more goals in six of their preceding nine appearances at home.
They have also won just twice at home since October, and lately have been completely out of form.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in five of their former seven overall games, and they had also lost two of their previous three road trips.
Going on, majority of h2h meetings over the years have also had goals in huge numbers, and especially so at this venue.
As such, anticipate a goal-fest this weekend between these two.