Tottenham Hotspur are back on action in the Premier League as they take on relegation candidates Aston Villa at the Villa Park.
The Spurs have failed to register a win in their last three matches, which all came against toughest opponents. They are sitting pretty at second in the league table and will be hoping to keep the pace with league leaders Leicester City.
There is no change in Aston Villa’s fortunes who find it hard to get any points from their matches. They keep losing matches and when they lose, they lose ugly, conceding a number of goals. Currently rock bottom of the Premier League table, it’s almost certain that they are going down to Championship next season.
Tottenham have failed to win their last three matches in all competitions and last two in the English Premier League.
They went on a 6 match winning streak before suffering a 1-0 loss at West Ham followed by the 2-2 draw in the North London derby against Arsenal at the White Hart Lane.
The Spurs are the second best away sides in the league and have lost just 2 of their 14 matches so far, with 7 wins, 2 draws.
Aston Villa lost their last four matches in the league and have seen over 2.5 goals in each of them. They have conceded 17 goals in those four.
They suffered a 4-0 heavy defeat to Manchester City last weekend and 6-0 to Liverpool two weeks ago; which highlights their vulnerability when coming against top sides.
Aston Villa: Team News
Carlos Sanchez, Jack Grealish and Libor Kozak are back in contention for a start after recovering from their respective injury. Remi Garde is expected to make changes after watching his team conceding 7 goals in the last two matches.
Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Guzan – Clark, Okore, Lescott, Hutton – Veretout, Gueye, Westwood, Bacuna – Ayew, Gestede.
Tottenham: Team News
Spur’s boss Mauricio Pochettino has rotated his squad in Thursday’s Europa League loss at Dortmund.
Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Kyle Walker could come back into the starting lineup after being rested in the trip to Germany.
Jan Vertonghen is still out injured, while Danny Rose and Dele Alli are doubts.
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris – Trippier, Wimmer, Alderwield, Walker – Dembele, Dier – Heung-Min, Lamela, Eriksen – Kane.
Aston Villa vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head Stats
Tottenham have won 4 of the last five Premier League meetings against Aston Villa.
The Villians have won in last season’s league clash on April at White Hart Lane 1-0, and this remains to be their only win against the Spurs in 15 meetings in all competitions.
Even at Villa Part, the statistics look awful for the Villians when they are up against the Spurs, as they have lost the last four matches and failed to score a goal in three of them.
Aston Villa vs Tottenham: Prediction
Tottenham are heavy favourites to win this one and on current form Villa could be up for another battering. It is very likely that this match could see 3 or more goals and even all of them could come from the Spurs players.