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Aston Villa vs Arsenal Odds & Prediction Premier League Round 37

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Soccer News

Jul 20, 2020 · 12:18 PM PDT

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Aston Villa's Anwar El Ghazi, centre, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. (Tim Keeton/Pool via AP)
  • Aston Villa will host Arsenal on Matchday 37 at Villa Park
  • The Lions are in 18th place and need to win their last two matches if they want any chance at staying in the Premier League, but that also depends on how Watford does in their remaining games
  • Get the odds, preview, and best bet for this fixture below

With Aston Villa’s Premier League fate in question, they’ll welcome Arsenal to Villa Park on Tuesday, July 21st, kick-off 3:15 PM EST. Dean Smith’s side has gone unbeaten in their last two matches but blew a 1-0 lead late in the match against Everton which proved to be costly in their hope of steering clear of relegation. Arsenal meanwhile, has been in solid form since the restart, beating Liverpool and Man City recently, with the latter being in the FA Cup.

Back in September, the Gunners beat Villa 3-2 at the Emirates thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang winner in the 84th minute.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal Round 37 Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total at FanDuel
Aston Villa +1(-145) +220 Ov 2.5 (-152)
Arsenal -1(+320) +110 Un 2.5 (+126)
Draw +1 (+330) +280 N/A

Odds taken July 20

This Premier League Matchday 37 fixture has relatively even odds for both sides, with the Gunners slightly edging out Villa with a +110 moneyline.

Can Villa Find Results in Last Two Matches?

After coming up from the Championship at the beginning of this season, it’s pretty safe to say it’s been a struggle for Villa in the Premier League. They’ve picked up just 31 points in 36 matches so far while conceding a league-worst 66 goals. The Lions have also bagged just 39 goals, lacking serious quality in the final third. Jack Grealish has been about the only bright spot on this side, being linked with a move to Manchester United for several months now. If Dean Smith’s men do get relegated, it’ll be unlikely that Grealish stays with the club.

Villa is tied with Bournemouth on 31 points heading into Tuesday’s match. Both teams are just three points behind Watford, who sit just above the relegation zone. The Cherries lost to Southampton yesterday, which leaves them with just one game remaining. However, for Aston Villa, they have two left and although they’re playing Arsenal and West Ham, they will be very motivated to find some positive results.

Watford faces Man City and the Gunners to finish the campaign, which could be two very tough fixtures for the Hornets. With this in mind, it’s realistic that Villa can avoid relegation if they can even pick up one win across their last two matches, considering Watford’s opponents. It looks to be an absolute battle as to who will stay in England’s top flight, with this match proving to be arguably the most important of the bunch for Villa against an in-form Arsenal squad.

Too Little Too Late for Arsenal

It’s been an underwhelming year for the Gunners, but since Mikel Arteta took over the helm, they have drastically improved. The former Man City assistant has made a serious difference and it’s showed in Arsenal’s results. They’ve lost just three times in ten appearances since football returned after the pandemic while picking up victories against Liverpool and Manchester City recently.

Despite their impressive run, the Gunners still remain in the tenth spot and far out of contention for any European football for next season. But, the fact they’ve started to string together some victories is an enormous positive for Arteta and will excite club supporters for next season with an exhilarating young core within the squad.

Aubameyang has enjoyed yet another great season, bagging 20 goals in 34 appearances. The Gunners did enjoy a huge victory over City in the FA Cup Semifinal over the weekend, putting them in the final against Chelsea with an opportunity to win some hardware this season.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal Stats

Aston Villa
8-7-21 (18th in Premier League) Standing 13-14-9 (10th in Premier League)
39 Goals Scored 53
66 Goals Conceded 45
1-1-3 Record in Last Five Matches 3-1-1

Best Bet

Given the importance of this match for Aston Villa, I do believe it’s going to be a very entertaining clash. The Clarets have shown glimpses of quality this year against the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, and Wolves, losing by just one goal in those fixtures. Arsenal has been playing wonderful football though and I do believe they will pull out three points. But, it will be a close deficit, with Mikel Arteta’s side winning by just one goal.

Pick: Arsenal +110

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