Opta Stats: Aston Villa v Arsenal

Will Arsene Wenger mastermind another Arsenal victory over Aston Villa?
Will Arsene Wenger mastermind another Arsenal victory over Aston Villa?

Can Arsenal continue their dominance over rock bottom Aston Villa? Opta has the answers.

"Olivier Giroud has scored in each of his last four appearances against Aston Villa in all competitions and has currently scored 49 goals in the Premier League."

Giroud is 2.021/1 to find the net.

Aston Villa have gone 14 games without a win, the longest run without a victory in their league history (1888-present day). Arsenal are 1.618/13 to win.

Arsenal have lost just two of their last 14 Premier League away games (W10 D2 L2). The draw half-time/Arsenal full-time double result is 4.84/1.

Aston Villa have earned more points away from home against Arsenal (20) than they have at home (18) in the Premier League era. Arsenal half-time/full-time is 2.486/4.

Aston Villa have won none of their last eight Barclays Premier League games at Villa Park (D2 L6). The draw is 4.3100/30.

Eight consecutive home games without a victory equals Aston Villa's longest ever run in the league set in March 1921 and matched in October 1987. They are 6.611/2 to end that run with a win.

Arsenal have lost none of their last 16 Premier League visits to Villa Park (W9 D7). They are 1.232/9 in the Draw No Bet market.

Only three teams have ever enjoyed better runs of away results in Football League history (Liverpool at Sunderland - 20 games, Man Utd at Aston Villa - 20 games, Chelsea at Spurs - 17 games). Arsenal are 2.68/5 to win to nil.

Petr Cech has kept 168 clean sheets in the Premier League - just one behind the all-time leading goalkeeper in this category, David James (169). He is 2.245/4 to not concede.

Olivier Giroud has scored in each of his last four appearances against Aston Villa in all competitions and has currently scored 49 goals in the Premier League. Giroud is 2.021/1 to find the net.

Since he first became a regular in the Aston Villa side at the start of 2012-13, Brad Guzan has conceded more goals in the Premier League than any other goalkeeper (202). Over 2.5 goals is 1.9420/21.

Mesut Ozil has both scored and assisted in his last two Premier League appearances against Aston Villa. Only against Everton (4 - one goal, three assists) has he had a hand in as many goals as he has against Villa (4 - two goals, two assists). Ozil is 3.412/5 to score.

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