Football Tips: 8/1 shot among Phil Thompson’s Aston Villa v Arsenal best bets

Here's Thommo to kick-start your Saturday.

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It’s a funny old weekend in the Premier League with just four games strewn over three days because a number of teams are involved in FA Cup action on Saturday and Sunday. Our only top flight game this Saturday is Aston Villa v Arsenal at 12.30pm.

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But Thommo’s not worried about any of that, all he’s interested in is winners and, fresh off a break in the sun, he’s refreshed and ready to go. Who’s taking the spoils here then? Here’s Thommo’s Aston Villa v Arsenal tips.

Saturday 12.30pm: Aston Villa v Arsenal

TV: BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate

THOMMO: I think this will be a good game, I think Villa have not been too bad. They had three Premier League wins in a row before getting beat by West Ham so there has been some good form there.

Arsenal have been absolutely flying with some great wins. We saw in that first half against Liverpool, how well they actually played, and they’d had five wins on the trot. They’ll come into this with a lot of confidence. I don’t think they would have lost a lot of it with that defeat by Liverpool.

I think Arsenal will win this, I do. I still think they’ll go there looking quite strong. They’re looking better defensively. I’m going for an Arsenal Win and for Both Teams to Score.

I’m going for 2-1 to Arsenal so I think it’s going to be tight as you can see but I was very, very impressed with Gabriel Martinelli against Liverpool. I thought he played very, very well.

He showed great pace and I’m going for Martinelli to Score Anytime. You’re thinking him, Bukayo Saka, Alexandre Lacazette… but Martinelli looked the better of those three on the night against Liverpool.

Villa v Arsenal Tips

Arsenal to Win 2-1
Both Teams To Score
Gabriel Martinelli to Score Anytime

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