Arsenal Aston Villa Odds as Wenger looking at FA Cup glory

Paddy Power Bookmaker (£100 Free bets) Latest Betting Odds: Arsenal 4/7, draw 3/1, Aston Villa 5/1

After a miserable start to 2012, Arsene Wenger will welcome this weekend’s FA Cup action as a distraction from the Premier League.

The Gunners are currently enduring a three-match losing streak in the league and may experience a turn in morale if they were to proceed in the domestic cup competition with a win over Aston Villa.

The North London side are priced at 4/7 to win in normal time while the odds are considerable against Villa who are valued at 9/2 on Bet365.

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Arsenal will go into the game as firm favourites to proceed in the FA Cup and to bet £10 on Wenger’s side to win both halves would return £22 with odds of 6/5.

The English giants also have the 6th best home attack in the league which is more than slightly down to the exploits of Robin van Persie.

Bet365 value the Dutchman at 11/4 to score first and 5/6 to score at any time during the match and with 23 goals already this season, it may be a safe bet.

Van Persie scored the opener in this fixture last month and if Villa were to succumb to a 2-1 loss again, we can receive odds of 15/2 at Bet365.

Alex McCleish’s side currently have the Premier League’s 8th strongest away defence and if the Villan’s can stay within one goal of Arsenal, we get odds of 5/2 on a -1 handicap in Villa’s favour.

Even considering Arsenal’s faltering form of late, it’s surprising to see Wenger’s side priced at 16/5 to win both halves of the match in what is a tempting outside bet.

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