So, after scoring 11 goals in their first four games of the season, Arsenal will host Aston Villa Wednesday eager to extend their brilliant run of form. Our sportsbook is offering the best Premier League markets and bonuses.
Arsenal: Breaking the record
Arsenal have made their best start to a Premier League season in 18 years, coming from behind to beat Fulham, 2-1, last match. Coming back from one goal down, and scoring two goals in the final minutes of the match, is very important for a team that lacked confidence in past seasons. Have those maximum points in the first four games of the season puts Arsenal atop the Premier League standings.
So, the first time the north London club took a dozen points from their opening four fixtures was in the 2003/04 campaign, eventually ending that EPL season unbeaten as champions with 90 points. The Gunners also won their first four games of the 2004/05 season. They finished in second place with 83 points that season. Mikel Arteta is here to stay, trying to build a great team there. It is early to be talking about title hopes, but the Gunners will definitely fight for a top-four finish now.
Arsenal are the only team with maximum points this season. They are dominating, including Gabriel Jesus. The Brazil international is simply unplayable, and outstanding this term with direct involvement in more than half of Arsenal’s goals this season. If not scoring, he’s assisting his mates. He has more freedom with the Gunners Expect him to score against Villa. We will include him in our soccer picks and parlays.
Aston Villa: Steven Gerrard under pressure
When Steven Gerrard arrived at Aston Villa last November, there was the expectation he would hold the position for as long as he wanted, club officials, recognizing they pulled off a coup in tempting him away from Rangers.
However, some of the club’s supporters remain unconvinced, and their feelings towards the Englishman did not improve after witnessing Villa lose, 1-0, at home to West Ham. Gerrard goes into this fixture with Villa winning just three of their last 15 Premier League fixtures, which must improve if he still wants to stay with the club.
Ludwig Augustinsson is questionable (knee), while Diego Carlos is sidelined in the long term with an injured Achilles. Philippe Coutinho failed to impress so far this season, but he’s expected to start. Stakes are high for Aston Villa here. They’re desperate to add some more points to their season tally. The visitors have two crucial games on the schedule-against Arsenal and Man City-and if they lose both, their manager could be lost, too. If you’re betting online, Aston Villa are a team to fade.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Head-to-Head
The Gunners love playing against Villa, winning nine of their previous 12 mutual encounters including two wins last season. Arsena’s two clean sheets in four games this season, while Aston Villa conceded seven goals, failing to keep their opponents at bay. Arsenal were the third-best home side in the league last season, 13 wins in 19 home fixtures (35 goals scored). Villa lost 11 in 19 away games.
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Match Information
- Game: Arsenal (4-0-0) vs Aston Villa (1-0-3)
- Location: Emirates Stadium (London)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, August 31, 2:30 a.m. ET
- Arsenal vs Aston Villa Live Stream: fubo.tv
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Betting Lines
Arsenal vs Aston Villa Predictions
The hosts are heavy favorites in this clash, priced at -215 on the three-way money line according to the latest soccer odds The goal line is set at 2½.
It’s very important to note that both Oleksandr Zinchenko and Thomas Partey will come back for this clash with the club Dr. Gary O’Driscoll declaring the duo’s absence from the Arsenal squad due to injury was just a precaution. Those two on the pitch in the first three games helped Arsenal concede just one goal (another own goal). Arsenal will once again dominate the possession and will press high from the opening whistle. Expect them to lead at halftime and make their game easier in the second half.
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