Aston Villa vs Arsenal Bet Builder Tips: Havertz can help Gunners end Villa run

 | December 08 | 

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Aston Villa's midweek victory over Manchester City extended their winning run at home in the Premier League to 14 games and they will aim for another upset against Arsenal in Saturday's late game.

Leon Bailey's second-half strike made the difference against the Citizens and Villa boss Unai Emery has extra motivation to back that result up against his former club, who his successor, Mikel Arteta, has turned into genuine title contenders.

After finishing second last season, Arsenal lead the Premier League heading into the weekend and their knack for scraping victories gives them every chance of doing the same at Villa Park.

An away win kicks off our #PickYourPunt, while an improving summer signing is a candidate to inspire the Gunners.

Our Bet Builder concludes with a trip to the bookings market, where Villa's skipper, a regular recipient of yellow cards against the Gunners, is backed for a fourth yellow of the campaign.

Aston Villa vs Arsenal Bet Builder Tips

  • Arsenal to win
  • Kai Havertz to score anytime
  • John McGinn to be carded

#PickYourPunt @ 12/1

Arsenal to win

Villa's home form has been incredible, but Arsenal were the last away side to win at Villa Park in the league, triumphing 4-2 at the ground in February.

The Gunners left it late to win 4-3 at Luton in midweek and have won their last three in the league by a single goal.

Emery's side's win over City has prompted talk of a title push and a similar result on Saturday would be a significant statement.

However, the Gunners have developed a habit of just doing enough and could be the team to end Villa's remarkable run.

Kai Havertz to score anytime

Arsenal's decision to splash out a reported £65m to sign Kai Havertz from Chelsea raised questions and the queries kept coming after he initially struggled to make an impact.

Arteta persevered with the German and his faith is now being rewarded.

Havertz has scored in three of his team's last four games, most recently at Luton and appears to be growing into the side.

The playmaker's talent has never been in doubt and Arteta looks to have found the best way to harness his qualities.

His ability to find space in the box, combined with his current confidence, make him a genuine candidate to net again on Saturday.

John McGinn to be carded

Part of Villa's approach is likely to see them get in and around Arsenal in a bid to upset their rhythm. Luton did just that and almost caused an upset.

Home skipper John McGinn will have no qualms about attempting to rile his opponents and get the home crowd going.

McGinn is averaging 1.3 fouls per game in the Premier League, resulting in three yellow cards. and his combative style could make another caution an occupational hazard.

The Scot and his fellow midfielders Boubacar Kamara and reported Arsenal target Douglas Luiz will be key to their side's hopes on Saturday.

However, they all have a habit of stepping on the wrong side of the disciplinary line and McGinn really appeals when you consider he has been carded in three of these two teams' last four meetings.

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