Premier League Week 5 Wednesday picks: Arsenal looks to start 5-0 against Stevie G's reeling Aston Villa

Five matches take the stage Wednesday: Arsenal v Aston Villa, Bournemouth v Wolverhampton, Manchester City v Nottingham Forest, West Ham United v Tottenham, and Liverpool v Newcastle United
Aston Villa looks to have a ball against Manchester City.
Aston Villa looks to have a ball against Manchester City.@AVFCOfficial on Twitter

What has happened to Aston Villa–or Crapston Nilla as the group chat calls them–under Steven Gerrard?

Gerrard has won just 11 of his 31 games in charge of the Premier League (well, maybe not for long) side, and there have been many calls for Stevie G to be sacked already, especially from Paul (aka Fraggles or @guyver81), who is the world's biggest Villa fan.

It does not get any easier for Villa before the break, which might end up curtains for Gerrard. Aston Villa plays top of the table Arsenal, which is off to a 4-0 start for only the third time in Premier League history, then gets Manchester City on the weekend.

Wow, those could be ugly: Villa should be in the relegation zone by the time the international break comes around mid-month.

But there are four other games on Wednesday as well, with the two most intriguing contests between Liverpool and Newcastle United as well as West Ham United and Tottenham.

Liverpool tied the all-time record with a 9-0 defeat of Bournemouth on the weekend, so it will be interesting to see how it goes for both of those clubs.

Check and World Soccer Talk for channel listings


(Some odds via Betfair)

Arsenal -230 v Aston Villa +600, draw +370, 2:30 p.m. EDT (Peacock)

Bournemouth +255 v Wolverhampton +112, draw +235, 2:30 p.m. EDT (Peacock)

Manchester City -1667 v Nottingham Forest +3000, draw +1200, 2:30 p.m. EDT (Peacock)

West Ham United +270 v Tottenham -105, draw +280, 2:45 p.m. EDT (Peacock)

Liverpool -335 v Newcastle United +800, draw +475, 3 p.m. EDT (USA and

Game Plays:

Arsenal -1.25 AH +105

Wolves ML +112

Tottenham ML -105

Liverpool -1.5 -110

Prop Plays:

Arsenal/Villa over 2.5 goals -127

WHU/Tot over 2.5 goals -129

Trending Stories

No stories found.
Bettors Insider