Aston Villa fans will go home disappointed on Saturday after defeat to Arsenal…if the analysis is right.
Arsenal are widely expected to win Saturday’s FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday, with business intelligence analysis nowavailable to back up this prediction.
Yellowfin, which provides Business Intelligence and Analytics software, analysed the 111 year history between the two clubs which has seen them face each other 190 times.
The analysis found that Arsenal has won 41.6% of games, with Aston Villa coming out on top 34.7% of the time. 23.7% of the 190 contests resulted in a draw.
In the FA Cup, Arsenal has won seven out of the 13 meetings, with the London club’s win rate increasing by 24.5% during the competition when compared to clashes in other competitions.
One of the contributory factors that Yellowfin highlights is Arsenal’s financial power, with the average player at the Gunners earning £54,906 per week, compared to Villa’s £22, 607.
This means that the average Villa player earns £32,299 less per week than the average Arsenal player. This may also highlight why there is such a large gap between the clubs when it comes to league performance and player ability.
Peter Baxter, Yellowfin MD, EMEA, said: "The data should make happy reading for Arsenal fans this year, as most measures point to a higher chance of an Arsenal victory. However, Aston Villa have conceded less goals so far during this year’s FA Cup, so there’s also still the chance of an upset.
"Data analysis can provide hugely powerful information but, as we know, the magic of the FA Cup means anything could happen on the day."
Statistics were drawn from 11v11.com and validated against soccerbase.com for accuracy and wages from Celebritysalaries.com, these were then analysed by Yellowfin.