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| Villa Park | 9 Dec 2023-5:30 pm
Aston Villa
Aston Villa
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1 : 0
Full Time
Arsenal
Arsenal
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J. McGinn
7'
1st Half
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45'
2nd Half
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90'
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
CRY
1 : 2
LIV
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
BRI
1 : 1
BUR
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
MUN
0 : 3
BOU
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
SHE
1 : 0
BRE
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
WOL
1 : 1
NOT
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
AST
1 : 0
ARS
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
EVE
2 : 0
CHE
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
FUL
5 : 0
WES
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
LUT
1 : 2
MAC
England: Premier League 2023-2024
Round 16
TOT
4 : 1
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Commentary
Line Ups
Stats
Events
Aston Villa
Arsenal
J. McGinn
Goal 1:0 7'
J. McGinn
Assistant: L. Bailey
28' Yellow Card
O. Zinchenko
Holding
O. Zinchenko
M. Diaby
Substitute 46'
In:M. Diaby
Out:L. Bailey
L. Digne
Yellow Card 53'
L. Digne
J. Ramsey
Substitute 56'
In:J. Ramsey
Out:Y. Tielemans
Douglas Luiz
Yellow Card 62'
Douglas Luiz
M. Cash
Substitute 66'
In:M. Cash
Out:E. Konsa
L. Dendoncker
Substitute 66'
In:L. Dendoncker
Out:B. Kamara
70' Substitute
In:L. Trossard
Out:Gabriel Martinelli
L. Trossard
J. McGinn
Yellow Card 73'
J. McGinn
Tripping
77' Yellow Card
D. Rice
Tripping
D. Rice
Álex Moreno
Substitute 78'
In:Álex Moreno
Out:L. Digne
82' Substitute
In:E. Nketiah
Out:G. de Jesus
E. Nketiah
Diego Carlos
Yellow Card 87'
Diego Carlos
Elbowing
90' VAR
Goal Disallowed - handball
E. Nketiah
90' +4' Substitute
In:R. Nelson
Out:O. Zinchenko
R. Nelson
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7.6
1
E. Martínez
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6.9
12
L. Digne
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6.9
14
Pau Torres
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7.7
3
Diego Carlos
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6.9
4
E. Konsa
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7.7
7
J. McGinn
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6.6
6
Douglas Luiz
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7
44
B. Kamara
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6.6
31
L. Bailey
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6.9
8
Y. Tielemans
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6.2
11
O. Watkins
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6.6
22
David Raya
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7.2
35
O. Zinchenko
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7.2
6
Gabriel Magalhães
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6.9
2
W. Saliba
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6.9
4
B. White
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6.9
29
K. Havertz
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7.2
41
D. Rice
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7
8
M. Ødegaard
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6.2
11
Gabriel Martinelli
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7
9
G. de Jesus
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7.3
7
B. Saka
Aston Villa
7.6
4
d
66'
6.9
87'
7.7
14
d
6.9
12
d
53'78'
6.9
31
m
46'
6.6
44
m
66'
7
62'
6.6
7
m
7'73'
7.7
56'
6.9
11
f
6.2
Substitutes
19
f
46'
6.9
41
m
56'
6.2
2
d
66'
6.9
66'
6.3
78'
6.6
17
d
22
m
24
f
Coach
Arsenal
22
g
6.6
4
d
6.9
2
d
6.9
28'90'
7.2
7
41
m
77'
7.2
29
m
6.9
7
f
7.3
82'
7
70'
6.2
Substitutes
70'
6.3
14
f
82'
6.7
76
d
15
d
20
m
24
f
90'
Coach
Aston Villa
Arsenal
Off Target 7
On Target 3
On Target 5
Off Target 6
4 Yellow Cards 2
0 2d Yellow > Red Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
3 Corners 3
16 Fouls 11
1 Offsides 4
39 Ball Possession 61
10 Shots 11
3 Shots on Goal 5
1 Goals 0
2 Shots off Goal 3
5 Blocked Shots 3
5 Shots insidebox 9
5 Shots outsidebox 2
3 Goalkeeper Saves 2
292 Total passes 454
213 Passes accurate 382
Aston Villa
Goalkeepers
Field Players
Arsenal
Goalkeepers
Field Players
Goals
Goal
J. McGinn (Assistant: L. Bailey)
7'
Cards
28'
Yellow Card
Yellow Card
53'
Yellow Card
62'
Yellow Card
73'
77'
Yellow Card
Yellow Card
87'
Referee: J. Gillett

Introduction

The Premier League is set for an electrifying encounter as Aston Villa lock horns with league leaders Arsenal at the historical Villa Park in Birmingham. Scheduled for a showdown on the 9th of December 2023, both sides will be looking to clinch vital points as the season progresses. This game promises to be a spectacle, as Villa aim to continue their impressive run and Arsenal look to solidify their top spot.

Match analysis

Aston Villa have displayed a commendable performance in their recent matches, boasting a form of WDWWL, which has elevated them to a strong 3rd place in the league. Their ability to respond to challenges was particularly evident in their recent victory against Manchester City, with a noteworthy 1-0 scoreline. However, the consistency in their defense might be a cause for concern, as the matches against Bournemouth and Legia Warszawa showed they are prone to conceding goals.

Arsenal, on the other hand, are flourishing at the apex of the table with a solid form of WWWWL. Their offensive prowess is underpinned by a 4-3 triumph in their latest game against Luton and a resounding 6-0 win over Lens in the Champions League, suggesting their attacking machinery is firing on all cylinders. Nevertheless, conceding three goals to Luton indicates a potential vulnerability that Villa could look to exploit.

Recent form

Aston Villa's recent form shows a pattern of strong attacking output, netting 2 or more goals in 70% of their last 10 games alongside maintaining a 60% win rate. Meanwhile, their defensive resolve has seen them keep clean sheets in 30% of those outings.

Arsenal's recent matches have seen them victorious in 80% of their last 10 fixtures, with their offensive strength on display as they scored 2 or more in all but one game during this streak. The Gunners have a 60% rate of clean sheets, highlighting a comparison in defensive steadiness with their opponents.

Head to head

  • Arsenal have generally had the upper hand in the latest fixtures, winning 60% of the last five encounters.
  • Aston Villa have claimed victory in 20% of those matches, while the remaining 20% resulted in draws.
  • Recent head-to-head meetings have been fruitful in goals, with both teams scoring in 60% of the games.

Prediction

Taking into account the recent form of both teams, their standings, and head-to-head statistics, this clash could lean in favor of the visitors but promises to be tightly contested.

Full-time score prediction: Aston Villa 1 – 2 Arsenal

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- Both Teams to Score (BTTS): YES, given the recent pattern of goals from both sides.
- Over 2.5 Goals: YES, considering both teams’ attacking prowess and previous high-scoring games.
- Asian Handicap: Arsenal -0.5, as they appear to have the edge in recent form and standing.
- First to Score: Arsenal, attributed to their tendency to hit the ground running in recent games.

This prediction leans towards an Arsenal victory with a high likelihood of goals from both teams, offering promising options for those looking to place an educated bet.

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