Match Preview: Aston Villa vs Arsenal
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|Time first goal scored||23 mins||33 mins|
|Time first goal conceded||35 mins||28 mins|
Arsenal to win:
Skybet, Paddypower & Bet365 are all offering the same odds of 4/7 for the Gunners to win at the Emirates.
Bet365 have the highest paying odds for a draw at 16/5
Aston Villa to win:
Paddypower is paying 5/1 for Villa to win away.
allArsenal’s Special Bet:
allArsenal’s Special Bet: Halftime/Fulltime–Draw/Arsenal=10/3
*Special bet facts:
Arsenal have won numerous matches this season while drawing at halftime.
In the last 10 meetings between the sides, Aston Villa have only won once, though that was at the Emirates last season.
For more match facts see below.
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Arsenal 2 Aston Villa 0
Paddypower = 6/1
**Bet365 = 13/2** Best odds
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Arsenal and Aston Villa have been drawn together nine times in the FA Cup with the Gunners progressing six times and the Villans on three occasions.
Arsenal have won five and lost just one of the eight home FA Cup ties against Aston Villa.
Darren Bent has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League games against Arsenal.
Arsenal have only lost one of 33 FA cup matches at home under Arsene Wenger (excluding the void match with Sheffield United).
Villa haven’t won an FA Cup tie away from home against a top flight side since 2000 (L4 D1).
Robin van Persie is the Gunners’ top goalscorer this campaign, with 23, compared to eight from Villa’s leading scorer, Darren Bent.
Other Match facts:
The last cup tie where Arsenal faced a team managed by Alex McLeish was the Carling Cup Final of 2011, where Birmingham won 2-1.