Match date: 13 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Premier League
| Stake: 10/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
0-2 - Won
Aston Villa welcoming Arsenal in 16th round of English Premier league. Aston Villa is in terrible form and they are at last position at the table, deep in relegation zone with only six points. They achieved only one narrow victory in league in this season against newly promoted Bournemouth on the road, and after that suffered eleven defeats and got only three victories. Villans are in very difficult position, they must consolidate their squad and improve their performances as soon as possible and start earning some points, otherwise they won't be able to avoid relegation. They are coming to this match after draw against Southampton on the road, Aston Villa took a lead in 44th minute but they didn't managed to save their net and in the end got at least one point, but now are facing against very strong and confident Arsenal. They were also eliminated from Capital One Cup by Southampton in 1/8 finals. Previous season Aston Villa ended only one position above relegation zone and they are now totally out of the track, if they don't change something in their team in next few rounds they won't be able to keep their Premier league status. Aston Villa suffered four defeats in last for duel against Arsenal while in last three duels they didn't scored a single goal. Defenders Jordan Amavi, Jose Angle and Micah Richards and defensive midfielder Gary Gardner will stay out of action for this match due to injuries.
Arsenal on the other side managed to do what was necessary and achieve maybe most important victory in this season over Olympiakos on the road in final round of Champions league group stage 0:3 and won their placement into knockout stage. They managed to exploit their opportunities and took a lead in 29th minute when Olivier Giroud scored and same player scored two more goals in 2nd half to claim Arsenal's victory. They had a bad start in Champions league but in last two rounds team managed to show great performances and recoup bad results from start. In Premier league Arsenal currently occupies 3rd position with two points and one match less than current league leaders Manchester City. Arsenal showed decent performances in this campaign, but they have been playing in variable form, it seems that they managed to get back on the track and in last four duels in all competitions they achieved three victories and got one draw. Arsenal as we used to is playing great offensive football, they are among most effective teams in league with 27 goals scored while conceded 13. Arsenal must go for a victory to keep up with leading teams, previous season they ended at 3rd position and now for sure want to try to win the title after 12 seasons, if they continue to play like in last few games for sure will achieve great results in this campaign. Coach Arsene Wenger is still having a lot of problems with injuries and he can't count on midfielders Tomas Rosicky, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere and forwards Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez.
Aston Villa seems desperate, they are without victory in last 14 round of Premier league and they must try to get back on the track as soon as possible but to achieve some positive outcome against Arsenal they must show really impressive performances, while Arsenal is coming here after great victory and they seems very confident, they are in good shape and I'm sure that now will give their best to achieve another victory and continue with good results in this season.