Villa will take on Arsenal at Villa Park in the Premier League on Sunday, and Barnes has backed the visiting team to register a 2-0 victory.
“Villa are really struggling at the moment and Arsenal have been playing well,” Barnes has written on Titanbet.co.uk. “So I can’t look past a comfortable 2-0 win for the Gunners here. Olivier Giroud to score.”
Arsenal will indeed head into Sunday’s game as favourites, and it will come as a surprise if they slip up.
Although Villa have home advantage, they are in a wretched run of form and simply do not have the quality of players that the Gunners do.
France international striker Giroud has been in good form in recent weeks, and it will not come as a surprise if he scores again.
The former Montpellier star has scored eight goals and created eight chances in 15 Premier League appearances for Arsenal.
Giroud has found the net five times in the Champions League for the North London outfit this season, creating four chances in the process.