|ARS (-144) @ pinnacle|
I'm playing on ARSENAL. Based on goal differential, Aston Villa is actually ahead of Arsenal in the standings. That should change after today though, as I believe Arsenal remains the superior team. Last time out, Arsenal earned a hard-fought win at Man. U. That victory provides hope and momentum. However, the Gunners know that it would be wasted if they don't take care of business with a win here. While Arsenal has conceded a mere five goals in its last eight matches, Aston Villa has allowed seven in its last two games alone, a 3-0 loss to Leeds and a 4-3 loss to Southhampton. Indeed, the Aston Villa defense is currently a mess. All things considered, this line could easily be higher.