Aston Villa have won just one of their past nine Premier League away games and are on a three-match losing streak on the road, so in-form Arsenal hold value even at the indicatively-low price of 29/100 at the Emirates.
However, considering the Gunners took Paul Lambert’s men apart 3-0 at Villa Park back in September, a match Arsene Wenger’s side went into off the back of just one win in their previous six fixtures, a hiding could be on the cards in north London.
With that in mind, there may be more riches held in the correct score and goalscorer markets than in going big on the home win; another 3-0 is available at 6/1 with bwin.com, who offer 33/4 about any other score (over 4-3 to either side).
In the anytime scorer market, the bookies go 7/5 and 8/5 respectively about Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil, both of whom bagged last time out in the FA Cup at Brighton, the latter in his first start since early October.
Walcott also recently returned from injury having missed most of 2014, including the World Cup, after being stretchered off against Spurs last January.
The pair have combined to score seven times in the six starts they’ve made together since Ozil signed on at the Emirates 18 months ago, as highlighted on a page not too far from here recently.
Furthermore, both have recent history of scoring in streaks; Walcott claimed five of his seven 2013/14 goals in the last six appearances he made of the campaign, while five of the 11 Ozil managed for club and country in his first term in England came in a five-game October burst.
Ozil just about rates the value for first scorer at 5/1, ahead of Walcott at 9/2, after managing as much in the aforementioned Villa Park victory.