Premier League Matchday 16 Preview: Villa Aiming to Topple Arsenal

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Premier League Matchday 16 Preview: Villa Aiming to Topple Arsenal

The Premier League season rolls on this weekend with yet more exciting fixtures scheduled to take place across the country. 
The standout game is in the Midlands, as Aston Villa bid to follow up their midweek victory over Manchester City by beating table-topping Arsenal. 
Read on as we look at some of the best Premier League games on Matchday 16 to highlight the key betting angles to consider. 


  • Villa aiming to boost top four hopes.
  • Over 1.5 goals market worth watching.
  • Fernandes to make amends against Bournemouth.

In-Form Villa Eyeing Another Big Scalp

We have previously highlighted the improvement Villa have made since Unai Emery replaced Steven Gerrard as manager in October 2022. 
Villa moved up to third in the table after deservedly beating Man City in midweek and will fancy their chances of following up against Arsenal this weekend. 
Emery’s side can still be backed at odds of 11/4 on a handful of football betting sites to finish in the top four which looks exceptional value. 

Over 1.5 Goals Can Deliver the Goods

Goals have been flying in across the Premier League in recent weeks, with 0-0 and 1-0 scorelines becoming increasingly rare. 
On that basis, the over 1.5 goals market looks tempting this weekend as there are several games scheduled which should keep the scorers busy. 
A five-fold on the games at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Villa, Everton, Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur pays odds of 2/1 on several betting apps and could pay dividends. 

Fernandes Fancied to Squash the Cherries

Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes fluffed his lines in midweek as he missed a penalty during the early stages of the game against Chelsea. 
While the Red Devils still won the game, Fernandes will be itching to make amends when his team face Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday. 
He can be backed at odds of 21/10 to score anytime on sportsbooks featured on this UK betting sites list and is fancied to deliver a winning return to punters. 

Premier League Matchday 16 Odds (via Rhino Bet)

Fixtures HomeDrawAway
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 9/2 10/3 8/15
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Burnley 40/85 7/2 21/4 
Manchester United vs Bournemouth 8/15 10/3 9/2 
Sheffield United vs Brentford 7/2 14/5 8/11 
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Nottingham Forest 4/5 13/5 16/5 
Aston Villa vs Arsenal 23/10 13/5 21/20 
Everton vs Chelsea 2/1 5/2 6/5 
Fulham vs West Ham United 7/5 12/5 9/5 
Luton Town vs Manchester City 16/1 13/2 1/7
Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United 5/4 14/57/4