Football

Aston Villa vs Arsenal prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?



The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution.

Arsenal look to continue their resurgence under Mikel Arteta at Aston Villa, who are fighting for Premier League survival.

The Gunners were outstanding at Wembley on Saturday to defeat Manchester City and advance to the FA Cup final.

The win consolidated the improvement under the Spaniard after defeating Liverpool in the league days earlier.


Dean Smith’s side are desperate for points though, with time quickly running out to avoid a return to the Championship, and a win is almost essential to their dwindling hopes.

Here is our prediction for the game at Villa Park.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang inspired Arsenal in victory over Manchester City but faces an uncertain future (EPA)

We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content.

When is the game?

The match kicks off at 20:15, Tuesday 21 June at Villa Park.

How can I watch the game online and on TV?

The game will be available to watch live on Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Ultra HD. Coverage starts at the conclusion of Watford vs Man City.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Team news

Kortney Hause (rib) and Neil Taylor (hamstring) remain doubts here. Mbwana Samatta and Anwar El Ghazi could offer alternatives to Trezeguet and Davis up top.

Cedric Soares and Eddie Nketiah were unavailable against City, so should come back into the side here. Hector Bellerin and Alexandre Lacazette will likely make way. Kieran Tierney may be handed a rest after six successive starts.

Predicted line-ups

Aston Villa XI: Reina; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane; Trezeguet, Davis, Grealish

Arsenal XI: Martinez; Mustafi, Luiz, Holding; Cedric, Willock, Xhaka, Saka; Nelson, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Prediction

Villa need this more than Arsenal, despite their form, but the Gunners have depth and great attacking talent to score here. The hosts survive here and take a point, though it remain unclear whether that will be enough to prolong their hopes of remaining in the top tier for another season. 1-1.



READ SOURCE

READ  8pm Chelsea news LIVE: Reece James Newcastle loan, Pulisic nets hat-trick, Hudson-Odoi accused of diving

Leave a Reply