12BET Football Tips: Arsenal vs. Aston Villa

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Updated: February 12, 2013
EPL 2013-Arsenal vs. Aston Villa

 

FOOTBALL BETTING TIPS: Arsenal will continue to aim for higher places in the Premier League as they face relegation strugglers Aston Villa. The Gunners are currently fifth in the league table, while the Villans are in danger in 17th place.

 

Asian Bookie Handicap Odds: Arsenal as Favourites, 1-1.5 (1.25)-Handicap for Aston Villa

 

EPL Handicap Odds - Arsenal vs. Aston Villa

 

Arsenal are clear favourites for this game, as they have a superb showing of three wins, one draw and one loss in their last five league matches. Their fifth-place position in the league table and their Champions League acumen prove that they are a heavy side to reckon.

 

The side’s decision to offload flop defender Andre Santos to Brazilian club Gremio left them with limited options for the left-back position. Ex-Malaga defender Nacho Monreal, who made an impression in his first league game against Stoke City, stands as a natural replacement.

 

Aston Villa showed their will to fight relegation when against West Ham United 2-1, with goals from Charles N’Zogbia and Christian Benteke. The Villans previously featured in a stunning 3-3 away faceoff against Everton, with a brace from Benteke and a goal from Gabriel Agbonlahor.

 

The greatest challenge remaining for the squad is to prevent a drop towards the relegation drain. Their loss to Championship side Millwall in the FA Cup and their downward trend in the lead exposed their defensive creaks that counteracted their otherwise potent attack.

 

Football betting giant 12BET.com, known in Europe, Asia and abroad, picks Arsenal as favourites to win at 1.730. Gunners punters have to hope that their side wins by two goals to overcome Aston Villa’s handicap of 1-1.5 (1.25) (2-0 to 2-1.25 for Arsenal).

 

 

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