The race to beat relegation is heating up for side Aston Villa. The side will have to play host to side Arsenal at Villa Park in what could turn to be their second last match in the Premier League. The match schedules for Tuesday 22:15 GMT.
The battle to stay in the Premier League is heating up for the Claret and Blues with side Norwich City already relegated. Dean Smith will feel the heat, especially with the promotion of side Leeds United.
Aston Villa is currently18th on the rankings separated with a goal difference only with rivals Bournemouth. A draw to side Everton was enough to push the side equal to side Bournemouth. Dean Smith will be keeping a keen eye on the results as the side faces Everton in the weekday fixture.
Arsenal bowed out of a chance for Europa Football following their defeat in the North London Derby. However, Arteta might be looking for another entry into the Europa through the FA. The side put forward an impressive performance as they pulled off an upsetting win against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals.
The Gunners booked a ticket to the FA Cup finals against side Chelsea on the first of the month. A win could grant the Gunners an automatic start in the Europa Cup.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal Head to Head
Both sides have 25 games between them with Arsenal taking home 16 wins with the Villans with only three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Everton 1-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 2-0 Crystal Palace
Aston 0-3 Manchester United
Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 0-1 Wolves
Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool
Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City
Wolves 0-2 Arsenal
Arsenal 4-0 Norwich City
Aston Villa Team News
Villa will be without the services of long term absentees Wesley, Bjorn Engels and Thomas Heaton. Neil Taylor will also miss out on the fixture with a hamstring injury. Smith looks on starting the same XI as of Goodison Park. Mbwana Samatta might warm the bench with smith preferring Keinan Davis.
Arsenal Team News
After serving a three-match ban after a red card, youngster Eddie Nketiah sets to make his comeback to the starting XI. However, he faces stiff competition from Lacazette who netted goals in all three previous matches in the league. Defender Mustafi is a doubt after picking an injury during their FA Cup clash.
Prediction and Odds
Arsenal will be building on their wins against Liverpool and Manchester City. However, Aston Villa will be fighting for their stay in the league.
Goals Over 2.5
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