After delivering a severe blow to Manchester City 2-0 in their last game, Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed back to back victories in the campaign. On Matchday 26, they will be travelling to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa in the city of Birmingham.
With their defeat 2-1 to Bournemouth in their last outing, Aston Villa sit just one spot above the relegation zone and have become the league’s equal leakiest defense. Since the Lions will need a win out of this fixture for them to evade relegation, an interesting clash is expected out of the fixture at Villa Park.
The Spurs has a 54.1% chance of winning this game. Check out BettingPremier’s Odds Converter tool for probability predictions.
When is the Aston Villa VS Tottenham clash?
Event: 2019-20 English Premier League
Game: Aston Villa VS Tottenham Hotspur
Date: 16th February, Sunday
Location: Villa Park (Birmingham)
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According to bet365, the betting odds of Aston Villa VS Tottenham match is fixed as:
Aston Villa – 4.00
Tottenham – 4.75
Draw – 3.80
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Despite scoring in almost every home game, the Villans were unable to net in the first half across their last 4 matches. The hosts are particularly vulnerable late on, conceding 21 times in the last 30 minutes of their Premier League matches so far.
Meanwhile, the Spurs are up to 4th in the table after a run of 11 points since Christmas, with none of their 8 goals in this period coming before the 35th minute. On account of their delayed attacking, a win 2-0 over Manchester City in their last clash made it 3 games unbeaten for the Lilywhites.
Head to Head
During their previous meeting, Tottenham made a glorious comeback 3-1 into the game by scoring back to back goals in the final minutes of the match. Since the Lion’s campaign has not been a bed of roses this season, they fear a larger threat of relegation as they battle it out of the 17th spot.
Considering that they lose this clash, Aston Villa will join the rest of the bottom-dwellers accompanying them into the relegation zone for this season. Under their new manager, the Lilywhites have plotted a brilliant comeback to the season but the story is still incomplete. To climb the ladder further, they will have to replicate yet another victory against the Lions on Sunday.
Lions VS Spurs
With a splendid goal scoring record in away games, compared to their home games this season the Spurs are still stammering on the road. Despite remaining winless in their last 3 away fixtures, they have failed to score in their last 2 outings. Although they will have a bright chance of performing well at Villa Park, the hosts will make sure to tighten things up for them from every corner.
Jose Mourinho has added lot of value to the Spur’s side and their performance in recent games alone is a sole proof for it. Though Dean Smith’s men have been scoring well in the campaign, it has never been enough for them to make it up the Premier League table or even the relegation zone. Therefore the hosts will put in as much effort as possible to stop the Spurs’ from scoring goals, so that they may live the rest of the season without any fears.
Here are the lineup predictions for Hottenham Hotspur’s nex game.
Aston Villa Lineup:
Defenders: Engels, Mings, Hause
Midfielders: Guilbert, Douglas Luiz, Nakamba, Targett
Attackers: El Ghazi, Samatta, Grealish
Tottenham Hotspur Lineup:
Defenders: Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Tanganga
Midfielders: Gedson Fernandes, Winks, Son, Alli, Bergwijn
Attackers: Lucas Moura
Clearly the Spurs are the favorites to win this clash, not just because they have won the last 2 but their attacking in the season so far has been lethal. Considering that the Lion’s defenses are fragile and not up to the League standards, it will be an easy penetration for the visitors past the back line. Playing out of pressure, Aston Villa will try and bounce back into the game but the dominance of the Spurs will overlap such events on Sunday.