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Prediction: Aston Villa vs Arsenal

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 17 Feb 2023


Prediction: Arsenal win

Best Odds: 3/4

Bookmaker: 888sport

The Premier League is back in our lives once again this weekend with a full slate of fixtures from the top flight of English football. A parade of clubs will be attempting to build some momentum as we head into the latter stages of February, especially given that the table is wide open right now. Today, we’ll be taking a look at a crucial encounter in the title race as Aston Villa play host to Arsenal in the Midlands.

Aston Villa

Despite their inconsistency, Aston Villa still look a whole lot more assured under Unai Emery than they did when Steven Gerrard was in charge. The boys from the second city aren’t having to look over their shoulder quite as much and although a lot of fans won’t be happy with mid-table mediocrity, it certainly feels like the boss has a long term plan in mind – and once they get to the summer, he can continue to rebuild.

Team News

Carlos and Steer are set to miss out here through injury with Mings and Traore being fitness concerns.


The dream season goes on for Arsenal Football Club, but it must be said that there are a few cracks starting to appear. Mikel Arteta knows how quickly the momentum can shift at this level and with Manchester City chasing them, things can get intimidating in a hurry. Still, the Gunners have proven themselves time and time again in recent months, and we expect them to bounce back with a vengeance.

Team News

Partey’s fitness is a source of concern with Jesus, Smith Rowe and Elneny all being ruled out.

Factors to Consider

  • In their last meeting back in August, Arsenal beat Aston Villa 2-1.
  • Aston Villa have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six games.
  • Arsenal have won two, drawn one and lost three of their last six games.
  • Aston Villa have scored eight goals and conceded 11 in their last six games.
  • Arsenal have scored seven goals and conceded eight in their last six games.


With a rowdy Villa Park behind them, we do expect to see the hosts cause Arsenal some problems – most likely through a combination of strong set pieces and their physicality on the ball. This isn’t going to be the sort of game that Arsenal ease through, especially given their current run of form. Alas, we do think they’re strong enough to get back into the win column, which is why we’re backing them to secure a narrow win.

Prediction: Arsenal win

Best Odds: 3/4

Bookmaker: 888sport


Harry Kettle

Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.



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