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Arsenal vs. Aston Villa prediction, odds, time: 2024 Premier League picks, April 14 bets from proven expert

Arsenal will look to regain the top spot in the Premier League table when they square off against Aston Villa on Sunday at the Emirates Stadium in London. With Manchester City’s 5-1 victory over Luton Town on Saturday, City overtook the Gunners in the table and lead the tight three-team title race with 73 points. Arsenal sit in second with 71 points and a +51 goal differential, just ahead of Liverpool (71 points, +42 differential), which host Crystal Palace on Sunday. Meanwhile, Aston Villa got a huge break on Saturday when Spurs lost 4-0 at Newcastle, dropping Tottenham behind Villa in the table. The Villans are now fourth in the EPL table with 60 points.

Kickoff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET. The Gunners are the -380 favorites (risk $380 to win $100) in the latest Arsenal vs. Aston Villa odds, with Villa the +1000 underdogs. A draw is priced at +500 and the over/under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before making any Aston Villa vs. Arsenal picks or Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Jon “Buckets” Eimer has to say.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. In 2023 he was red-hot, going 248-234-12 for a profit of $2,593 for $100 bettors. That included an 86-59-5 record in Premier League picks for a profit of $3,463.

Now, Eimer has broken down Arsenal vs. Aston Villa from every angle and identified his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Aston Villa vs. Arsenal:

  • Arsenal vs. Aston Villa money line: Arsenal -380, Aston Villa +1000, Draw +500
  • Arsenal vs. Aston Villa over/under: 3.5 goals
  • Arsenal vs. Aston Villa spread: Arsenal -1.5 (-130), Aston Villa +1.5 (+100)
  • ARS: David Raya leads the EPL in clean sheets (12).
  • AVL: Ollie Watkins is tied for the league lead in assists (10).
  • Arsenal vs. Aston Villa: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Arsenal 

Kai Havertz is in the best form of his career. The 24-year-old German ranks second on the team in goals (nine) and is tied for third in assists (five). Over his last seven Premier League matches, he has five goals and four assists. Over his last four outings, he has been the Gunners’ main scoring threat, leading the team with nine shots, eight shots in the box, and three big chances.

Havertz and Arsenal will face an Aston Villa side that will be without Douglas Luiz. The 25-year-old midfielder from Brazil will be forced to sit out the match because of an accumulation of yellow cards. His absence is significant as Luiz leads the team in tackles (36) and ball recoveries (169) and also has nine goals and five assists. See which team to pick here.

Why you should back Aston Villa

The Villans have one of the best players in the Premier League in Ollie Watkins. The 28-year-old striker has scored 18 goals in league play this season, which ranks second in the EPL behind only Erling Haaland (19). Watkins also is tied for the league lead in assists (10). His 28 goal contributions lead the EPL.

Watkins and Villa enter Sunday’s match knowing they’ve already beaten the Gunners this season. On Dec. 9 at Villa Park, the Villans got a seventh-minute goal from captain John McGinn and held on for a 1-0 victory. The win came three days after they had knocked off reigning league champion Manchester City, 1-0. See which team to pick here.

How to make Arsenal vs. Aston Villa picks

Eimer has broken down Aston Villa vs. Arsenal from every possible angle. He is leaning Over 3.5 goals, and he has three confident best bets, including two with a plus-money payout, and a full breakdown of this match. He’s sharing his Premier League match picks and analysis only at SportsLine.

So who wins Aston Villa vs. Arsenal on Sunday, and where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which wagers in Arsenal vs. Aston Villa have all the value, all from the soccer expert who was 86-59-5 in Premier League picks in 2023, and find out.

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