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Mystic v Lawro: Arsenal v Villa Predictions

And here we go again!

Lawro was beaten by Mystic Mug last year (14-13) and I know you all wait with bad (or is it bated) breath to see if he can repeat his success!

Lawro has said on www.bbc.co.uk/sport 2-0 to Arsenal.

He says that even though Arsenal have yet to make any major signings, they should still have enough to beat Villa at The Emirates.

On us he says: "Villa are a well-run club under Paul Lambert and I see them staying out of trouble this season. Their younger players will be better for the experience they have picked up and, in Benteke, they have got goals in them."

Mystic Mug is at sixes and sevens because he doesn`t know any of our new signings or how quickly (if at all) they will settle in and contribute.

With the 'Premier League starting this weekend, and the football odds backing Arsenal,' can Aston Villa surprise us and get off to a good start? Although Mystic is dreaming that we can catch Arsenal cold, with new players and a relatively average pre-season (which to be fair, he recognises, is pretty much all about just gaining fitness) he says Arsenal have just as much chance of catching us cold.

1-1 (forecast changed five mins after he said 2-1 because Mystic has now seen the injuries Arsenal have!).

What say you folks? Predictions please and don`t forget our win/lose/draw poll (bottom right of the site)

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 16 2013

Time: 10:55AM

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0-2 to Villa. 6 points from first 3 games, maybe 7
RiF
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16/08/2013 11:25:00

*********s 1 - 3 Villa
astonmilan
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16/08/2013 11:27:00

villa beating arsenal away lol.
Osman Fadil
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16/08/2013 11:31:00

3-2 to Arsenal. Can't see us stopping them from scoring three or four at least given the lack of cover from midfield but equally given their defensive injury concerns can't see us not scoring a couple either. Probably end up 0-0 now I've said that but I'd be happy with a point tbh.
AVbornandbred
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16/08/2013 11:46:00

I wonder how Arsenal fans feel that it was Villa that scored the first goal at the emirates and not themselves !! I'm going 2-2 with Arsenal pressing late on and us feeling lucky to get a point.
Villa 4 Ever
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16/08/2013 11:50:00

Im a little bit tempted to bet on the Villa since Arsenal seem to be missing a few players...
CDX_EIRE
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16/08/2013 11:53:00

Arteta is out, few more out. I think we could sneak this 2-1, but I'd be happy with a draw.
Pride of Lions
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16/08/2013 13:39:00

First Spurs trolls now the Arse. As CB20 said on his Twiter the other day - now it is the truth, unbelievers.
malacaxeta
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16/08/2013 13:58:00

Villa beating Arsenal away is a "lol" is it? Villa's record at the Emirates....Won 2, Drew 2, Lost 3. Hardly Arsenal home dominance for the last 7 seasons is it? I think we'll at least get a draw.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
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16/08/2013 16:35:00

BTW - just below on the Recent Articles list - "Bent and Fonz both depart on loans" sounds like an episode of Top Cat, don't it?? Referee Dibble tomorrow, no doubt.
malacaxeta
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16/08/2013 19:31:00

2-1 to us.
Lost_In_Ca
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16/08/2013 20:47:00

top of the table clash as well
Lost_In_Ca
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16/08/2013 20:48:00

Now, we will score 3, Benteke will get 2 and Weimann the other. My only dilemma is how many will Arsenal get. I think 1. Rattle that leather bag and let the knuckle bones fall where they may. Then time to watch MOTD, where they discuss Arsenal's short comings for 5 minutes and as a sign off saying something banal like 'Good result for Villa though...' You may say I'm a dreamer but guess what? I'm not the only one. Come on Lambert's Lions.
Jimmy Hogan
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17/08/2013 10:00:00

Good call Jimmy, only one thing wrong and that was the other Villa goal scorer. Any tips on next week's Euro-lotto numbers?
villan of the north
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17/08/2013 19:38:00

where has that osman fadil gone? must feel like a right knob !
black_villian
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18/08/2013 11:56:00

 

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