Aston Villa Vs Arsenal betting Tip: Both Teams To Score – 21 July 2020

Goals at Villa Park in must-win clash for hosts

Jack Grealish / Aston Villa ©imago images / PA Images July 16, 2020

England Aston Villa Vs Arsenal England

Tuesday 21 July 2020 – 20:15 Kick-Off
English Premier League
Pick: Both Teams To Score
Odds: 4/6
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 18 July 2020)

Preview: Three points adrift of safety with only six more available to them, it really is now or never for Aston Villa. Can Dean Smith’s side set up a thrilling final day by securing maximum points at Villa Park versus Arsenal in this penultimate fixture?

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Aston Villa Preview – Last chance saloon for Dean Smith’s men?

Following last Thursday’s bitter blow on Merseyside, where they were agonisingly close to a second straight league win only to be denied three minutes from the end by Theo Walcott netting just his second Premier League goal of 2019-20, could yet prove decisive. Aston Villa (19th – W8 D7 L21) now require maximum points from their remaining fixtures if they are to realistically have any chance of avoiding a swift demotion back to the second tier.

The pressure is on, therefore, ahead of hosting a fixture that has brought them scant little for more than two decades. Not since 1998 have The Villains prevailed at Villa Park against Arsenal, who are unbeaten in 17 games as the visiting side (W10 D7). What better time to reverse the trend than with the club on the brink of relegation. Meanwhile the players, at the very least, have shown enough to suggest they are up for the fight.

Despite squandering two invaluable points last time out at Everton, drawing 1-1, Villa can take heart from taking twice as many points from their last two matches (4, having beaten out-of-form Crystal Palace 2-0 at home prior) than in the previous ten (2 points; D2 L10). Manager Dean Smith has to harness this new-found belief and momentum, while he could certainly do with the talismanic Jack Grealish waking from his slumber.


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Arsenal Preview – Arteta revolution suddenly in full swing?

How to follow up a win over the newly crowned Premier League champions? By beating the previous season’s champions, of course. In the same week, Arsenal (9th – W13 D14 L9) have defeated Liverpool at the Emirates in the league and then, three days later, dumped the defending FA Cup holders Man City out at the semi-final stage at Wembley. By this logic, a third straight win in all competitions must surely be on the cards.

The league has suddenly lost its significance following Saturday’s thoroughly impressive 2-0 victory over Man City, which means the club are guaranteed a spot in next season’s Europa League regardless of where they finish in the Premier League. Those exertions will likely lead to personnel changes for the Villa Park clash, although Mikel Arteta will be reticent to make too many with his team building up nicely ahead of steam.

Momentum could be key ahead of their upcoming FA Cup final, against either Chelsea or Man Utd in the first week of August. Therefore, winning these last two encounters could be crucial. The Gunners have found visiting the newly promoted sides a challenge this season, only drawing at Norwich in December while they were beaten 1-0 at Sheffield United back in October. Neither, however, were under the watch of Mikel Arteta.

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Aston Villa Vs Arsenal Betting Advice

Confidence will have grown in both camps on the back of productive weeks. Aston Villa perhaps less so, after following up a much-needed win at home to Crystal Palace with a late that felt more like a defeat away to Everton. As for Arsenal, they’ve just beaten Liverpool and Man City in the same week and must bounce in this fixture brimming with confidence and raring to go all over again.


Aston Villa Vs Arsenal – Key Facts

  • Victory in their most recent home league outing, over struggling Crystal Palace, halted a run of five consecutive home fixtures without a win (D1 L4) for Aston Villa.
  • Arsenal are aiming to preserve a trend which has seen them avoid losing their final away league fixture in each of the past nine seasons (W6 D3).
  • There hasn’t been a win at Villa Park for the home side in the last seventeen Premier League meetings (D7 L10) with Arsenal, who are unbeaten there since 1998.


The hosts’ dire need for all three points coupled with the visitors’ new-found swagger could lead to an end-to-end encounter at Villa Park, where Arsenal haven’t lost on seventeen prior visits in the league. The Gunners have, however, conceded in six of nine away league games under Arteta. Villa, meanwhile, have failed to net in three of their last five at home but can take heart from scoring in successive games.

Best Betting Odds – Aston Villa Vs Arsenal

Aston Villa – 12/5 (BetVictor)
Draw – 3/1 (Betway)
Arsenal – 11/10 (Betfair)