In one of the matches of the champion of England, the players of Arsenal and Aston Villa will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? LiveResult.Ru evaluates the opponents' chances of success in this confrontation.
The Gunners are on the 12th line in the Premier League standings after 8 matches. Arsenal currently have 11 points. The "Pushkari" started in the Premier League in a far from the best way, and lost the first meetings with a bang. However, Mikel Arteta managed to lead his team out of the crisis, and in September the mentor of the London team was recognized as the best coach in the Premier League. The progress is really impressive. It is also worth noting the fact that in the five previous rounds, the team of today's hosts did not lose once, managing to win three victories and draw twice.
Aston Villa, on the other hand, is in 13th place in the "table of ranks", one point behind Arsenal. In October, the team from Birmingham failed to score a single point. At the beginning of the month, Dean Smith's team lost to Tottenham in London, after which they lost to Wolverhampton at home. In the match with Wolves, everything was under Villanova's control until the 80th minute of the meetings. Aston Villa led 2-0, but somehow incredibly missed three goals, losing to the opponent in the end.
Injuries and disqualifications:
- Djaka (knee) – Arsenal. Trezeguet (knee), Chukwuemeka (muscle injury) - both Aston Villa.
- Under question:
- Saka (injury) – Arsenal.
Statistics and figures:
- Arsenal - the favorite of the meeting;
- The Gunners have a 7-match unbeaten streak;
- Arsenal have drawn in the last 2 meetings;
- Aston Villa players have lost the last 2 meetings;
- The previous face-to-face meeting of the opponents ended with a score of 1-0 in favor of Villanova.
Arsenal will no longer allow themselves to lose points in a duel with opponents of the level of Aston Villa. For sure, the Gunners will be able to climb up the tournament ladder in the very near future. Our bet will be in favor of the hosts, who are set up to win the next duel with the enemy.