Arsenal v Aston Villa betting tips and predictions for the FA Cup final this weekend as Arsenal and Aston Villa descend on Wembley.
The curtain closer on another domestic season arrives as Wembley hosts the FA Cup final and we have free FA Cup final betting tips.
Arsenal, visitors here just over 12 months ago are back again and hunting for some silverware to add to their cabinet. Their opponents last year, Hull, have been relegated to the Championship and Villa will be hoping to avoid the same fate that has befallen both Wigan and the Tigers.
Tim Sherwood has done tremendously well to turn around a Villa side that were looking like sitting ducks for relegation under Paul Lambert. They couldn’t score, they were also unable to defend, a recipe for disaster if you ever heard one.
The former Spurs man steered his side to safety and had his young players (Delph, Cleverley, Grealish, Westwood) playing without fear and improving their game in the process. They hammered Sunderland 4-0 but were on the end of a tonking from Southampton recently and that could have dented their confidence. Sherwood has lots of work to do with that shaky defence over the summer and he also has a task on his hands to hold onto Christian Benteke.
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It could be the speculation about Benteke’s future that has derailed his side in recent weeks as losing 1-0 to Burnley on the final day was hardly a confidence booster ahead of this match.
Arsenal has an end of season carnival against West Brom last weekend, winning 4-1 with Theo Walcott scoring a hat-trick. They looked at their imperious best and it looks like they could pick apart a suspect Villa defence at will. It’s small steps, but 3rd place for the Gunners is progress and they have had a decent season. They would have liked to have got closer to challenging Man City for third place, but it wasn’t to be.
Arsenal to win the match is a little on the short side to bet on for our FA Cup final predictions unless you use one of the offers at the end of this article, so it might be worth backing the North London club to win this tie and there to be over 2.5 goals throughout the 90 minutes. They looked at their free-scoring best on Sunday and Villa also play a fairly open game, so it looks a decent bet.
Our first Arsenal v Aston Villa betting tip is for Arsenal to win and Over 2.5 goals, the best odds are 6/5 at Stan James.
Overshadowed by the Theo hat-trick, Jack Wilshere may feel his superb strike was largely overlooked against West Brom, but the England man can make himself known on the big stage this weekend.
With the shackles off and looking to put another injury ravaged campaign behind him, Wilshere can assume offensive positions and find himself on the end of one of the numerous chances that Arsenal create.
Our next Arsenal v Aston Villa prediction is for Jack Wilshere to score anytime and the best odds are 6/1 with Bet365.
His future may be undecided and up in the air, but he could wave goodbye to the Villa faithful with a goal in the final. Christian Benteke is wanted by any number of clubs and Tim Sherwood has found that spark that had gone missing earlier in the season. The powerful Belgian is a handful for any defence and I can see him causing the Arsenal defence a few problems.
Our third Arsenal v Aston Villa FA Cup final betting tip is for Christian Benteke to score anytime at 3/1 with Bet365.
Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals – 6/5 with Stan James.
Jack Wilshere to score anytime – 6/1 with Bet365.
Christian Benteke to score anytime – 3/1 with Bet365.
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