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The Premier League meeting at Villa Park on Wednesday sees hosts Aston Villa welcome guests Tottenham Hotspur.
Our Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Aston Villa will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-4 FA Cup loss in their previous game against Liverpool.
In that game, Aston Villa managed 16% possession and 2 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Liverpool had 29 shots at goal with 13 of them on target. Sadio Mané (4', 63'), Georginio Wijnaldum (60') and Mohamed Salah (65') scored for Liverpool.
Dean Smith's Aston Villa have celebrated scoring a sum total of 9 times in their last six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in that same time amounts to 7.
Pre-game facts show that Aston Villa:
- are winless against Tottenham Hotspur in their last 4 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Tottenham Hotspur come into this encounter following on from a 0-5 FA Cup win against Marine in their previous match.
In that game, Tottenham Hotspur managed 75% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 8 on target. For Tottenham Hotspur, goals were scored by Carlos Vinícius (24', 30', 37') and Lucas Moura (32'). For their opponents, Marine got 5 shots on goal with 2 on target.
A run of resolute performances by the Tottenham Hotspur defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes combined. During the same time, their own attack force has managed to score 14.
Pre-game facts show that Tottenham Hotspur:
- have not been beaten by Aston Villa in games played away from home for the previous 9 matches in the league. Travelling fans must really look forward to this fixture.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 11/04/2015 tells us that Aston Villa have won 1 of these games & Tottenham Hotspur 5, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
An aggregate of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 5 from The Villans and 13 coming from Spurs. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The last league match featuring the two was Premier League match day 26 on 16/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Aston Villa 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur.
In that game, Aston Villa had 54% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Björn Engels (53').
At the other end, Tottenham Hotspur had 23 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. Toby Alderweireld (9' Own goal, 27') and Heung-Min Son (45', 94') scored.
The referee was Martin Atkinson.
Team News: Aston Villa
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just a single fitness concern for the Aston Villa manager Dean Smith to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed squad. Ross Barkley (Hamstring Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur
Thanks to a largely healthy squad, there is only the sole fitness issue for the Tottenham Hotspur gaffer José Mourinho to be concerned with. Giovani Lo Celso (Hamstring Injury) misses out for this game.
When taking all factors into account, Tottenham Hotspur are likely to be in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of their chances.
At the other end, Aston Villa might well find it a difficult task to score but we can see them being dangerous for periods.
We’re therefore expecting to see a 1-3 win for Tottenham Hotspur at the end of the 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,095)
Captain: Jack Grealish
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Dean Smith
Competitions: Premier League position 8, FA Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Key Man: Anwar El Ghazi
Mostly playing in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Anwar El Ghazi was born in Barendrecht, Netherlands. After making a first senior appearance for Ajax in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 5 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 9 appearances.