Aston Villa, surging with confidence from their recent home victories, including a remarkable triumph over Manchester City, is gearing up for a crucial showdown against Arsenal at Villa Park. Their impressive home record this season marks them as formidable contenders, particularly against an Arsenal team with a mixed bag of results in their away matches. This encounter is more than a mere game; it’s a testament to Villa’s growing prowess and an opportunity to disrupt the league’s hierarchy, showcasing strategy, skill, and an unyielding determination to excel.
In parallel, Milan, a team with a storied history and commendable performances, faces a significant challenge in Bergamo against Atalanta. Despite their past dominance in this matchup and a solid away game record, Milan’s recent form has been inconsistent, highlighted by a draw against lower-tier Lecce. This upcoming match is not just a test of their league position but a crucial moment to regain confidence and prove their resilience in the face of adversity.
Also, Not just on these two games, TopbetsSA picks the top five betting fixtures you can place your money on, plus extra tips for our readers.
Aston Villa vs Arsenal
Aston Villa, after a stellar win against Manchester City, jumped to third place, overshadowing their 1-0 victory with a dominant display. They’re eyeing another shock win hosting top-ranked Arsenal. Villa’s strong home record, with 11 wins in 12 games, contrasts with Arsenal’s shaky away performances, despite topping the league and winning their last four matches.
Aston Villa boasts an impressive home record, winning 11 out of 12 games this season, including a remarkable win against Manchester City recently. Conversely, Arsenal’s away form has been less convincing, relying on late goals in their last two matches and suffering three defeats in their past seven away contests.
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Atalanta vs AC Milan
Milan, confident from their recent track record against Atalanta and strong away performance, faces a challenging match in Bergamo. Despite winning four of their last five encounters with Atalanta and having only two losses in ten away games, Milan’s form has dipped with just one win in their last five road games. Atalanta, too, struggles with form, their only recent win being against Sturm Graz in the Europa League. With Atalanta focused on this game and Milan potentially distracted by an upcoming crucial Champions League match against Newcastle, a draw seems likely. Milan’s overall strength and league standing suggest superiority, but their divided attention might lead to a shared point in this encounter.
Milan’s recent form shows only a single win in their last five games, including a failure to defeat Lecce, a lower-tier team in Serie A, during their latest away match. Similarly, Atalanta’s performance has been lackluster, with their sole triumph in the past six encounters coming against Sturm Graz. Given this shared slump in form, a draw in their upcoming match seems a likely outcome.
We expect a Draw in this game
Below are our top five betting fixtures for Saturday;
5️⃣ Top five selections – Over 2.5
- Kaiserslautern v Hertha Berlin
- Melbourne C. W v Perth Glory W
- Wellington v Newcastle Jets
- Adelaide Utd W v Western United
- Van v Shirak
Five Picks – BTTS
- St. Mirren v Ross County
- US Souf v JS Saoura
- Rangers v Dundee FC
- Tranmere v Melbourne V.
- Notts County v Walsall
Five – Wins (Winning team in Bold)
- Inter Milan v Udinese
- Leicester City v Plymouth
- FC Porto v Casa Pia
- Valladolid v Amorebieta
- Hamburger SV v Paderborn
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