Premier League | Again Aston Villa and Arsenal to convey targets, corners

Villa, Premier League

Because the festive schedule approaches, Premier League Gameweek 16 once more guarantees a lot, as Aston Villa host Arsenal at Villa Park.

With simply 4 factors between the 2 sides, high-flying Villa now look to problem the elite.

Contemporary from toppling Manchester Metropolis 1-0 in midweek, the hosts have dropped simply two factors within the final 4.

Of maybe better notice, impressively, the Villans are seven wins from seven on house turf.

Subsequent up nevertheless, come an Arsenal aspect who’ve most league spoils since away defeat to Newcastle a month in the past.

Saturday night’s providing is probably excessive stakes, however guarantees a lot.

Roaring Lions

Two sides who play among the most engaging soccer wherever in Europe proper now, Villa and Arsenal look poised to ship.

Within the case of the previous, the Birmingham outfit have given new life to the membership’s well-known lion crest emblazoned on its badge.

Getting ready to go once more. 👊

— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) December 8, 2023

Unai Emery’s males have turned Villa Park into an fortress, turning into actual entertainers.

Certainly, in 9 video games this time period, Villa have scored no less than twice.

On house turf, the hosts put three previous each Fulham and Luton, and netted 4 towards Everton and West Ham.

Extra impressively, on the finish of September, Villa hit a Brighton aspect who had began the season on hearth, for six.


Gunners’ firepower

The weekend’s assembly is of nice intrigue, as to not be outdone, Arsenal convey their very own heavy artillery.

The Gunners have notched a staggering 13 targets of their final three in all comps, with seven totally different names on the scoresheet.

Mikel Arteta’s males arrive off a 4-3 win at Luton on Tuesday night time, understanding they’ve twice put 4 previous away opposition this time period.

With their strongest XI now reassembled post-injury, Arsenal look formidable.


Punt on targets, set-pieces

Not solely do each side boast targets, their earlier conferences recommend one other thriller in a season spoilt for alternative.

In six of their final 15 league conferences, over 3.5 targets have been scored, with Arsenal 4-2 winners again in February.

Objectives appear nearly assured, however set-pieces may additionally dominate and corners specifically.

In 2/3 of Villa’s league video games this time period, over 9.5 corners have been tallied.

Over 10.5, 11.5 and 12.5 may all realistically land, at 7/5, 23/10 and seven/2 respectively, with BoyleSports.

A daring shot of BTTS and over 4.5 targets may be nabbed at 9/2, while over 2.5 1st half targets is a lofty 11/2, once more with BoyleSports.

888Sport, in the meantime, have some fascinating Guess Builders, first, with BTTS and over 7.5 corners at an honest 10/11.

BTTS and over 9..5 corners floats at 33/20, with an Arsenal win, over 2.5 targets and over 9.5 corners at 19/5.

One remaining worthy punt maybe, over 4.5 targets and over 9.5 corners is a a lot taller 32/5 (simply over 6/1).


Aston Villa play Arsenal at Villa Park on Saturday, kick-off 17:30 GMT.

Author: Patrick Thomas