Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Preview

October 18, 2013 | By

skybet_promo_new English Premiership action Sunday afternoon comes from Villa Park Stadium and features Aston Villa versus Tottenham Hotspur.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 16:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Preview, Premiership, Sunday 20th October 2013

Aston Villa will be out for revenge sunday afternoon having been dumped out the Capital One Cup 4-0 at home against Tottenham Hotspur and with Paul Lambert’s side unbeaten in their last three league matches they will be confident of getting at least something from this game in front of their home fans.

Tottenham Hotspur will still be getting over their shock 3-0 defeat at home against West Ham United and it has shown that Villas-Boas obviously needs to try something different up top as playing just the one lone striker just isn’t working anymore as Spurs have struggled to score just six times so far in their seven games played this season.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Team News

Aston Villa Team News:

Jores Okore and Charles N’Zobia are still unavailable for selection as they continue to recover from respective injuries. Christain Benteke has now fully recovered from his recent groin strain but will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved in the starting lineup for this one.

4-3-3 looks the likely formation that manager Paul Lambert will start the game with, which will see Benteke, Agbonlahor and Weimann leading the attack up front for the hosts. Christain Benteke is the clubs current top goalscorer this season having scored 4 times.

Tottenham Hotspur Team News:

Andre Villas-Boas has no suspension or injuries to his squad and will no doubt choose his most strongest lineup available in the hope of quickly re-bounding from their 3-0 defeat suffered last time out against West Ham.

4-2-3-1 will be the probable formation with Roberto Soldado leading the attack up front with support from the flanks coming from Gylfi Sigurdsson, Andros Townsend and Christain Eriksen. Gylfi Sigurdsson is the clubs current top goalscorer in the league so far having scored 3 times.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Head to Head Statistics

Sunday afternoon’s game from Villa Park Stadium will become the 138th meeting between the two clubs over the years. Aston Villa have won 48 times, Liverpool have won 57 times and there has been 32 draws.

Recent meetings below in our head to head statistics table show that Tottenham Hotspur have a clear advantage having won 4 from the last 5 games played.

24/09/13 LEC Aston Villa – Tottenham Hotspur 0 : 4
26/12/12 PRL Aston Villa – Tottenham Hotspur
0 : 4
07/10/12 PRL Tottenham Hotspur – Aston Villa 2 : 0
06/05/12 PRL Aston Villa – Tottenham Hotspur
1 : 1
21/11/11 PRL Tottenham Hotspur – Aston Villa 2 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

428 goals have been scored in the previous 137 games played between the two clubs which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.12 which suggests that we should see at least a few goals bulge scored.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Recent Form (Left to Right)

Aston Villa: L W L W D

Tottenham Hotspur: W W D W L

Tottenham Hotspur have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having won three of their last five games played. Aston Villa have only managed two victories from their last five matches played.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Match Betting Odds Market.

Aston Villa have already suffered a 4-0 defeat at home against Tottenham Hotspurs this season in the Capital One Cup and will look at this game on sunday afternoon as a real chance to redeem themselves. Unfortunately the online bookmakers don’t seem think that the hosts stand much chance of winning this game and have them priced up at 3/1 with Stan James (£10 Free Bets for New Customers) to get the job done which does look a bit overpriced to me.

The Draw has not been a regular outcome when these two clubs have met each other over the years, but with Spurs having slipped up in their last game and Aston Villa unbeaten in their last two, it could prove a sensible choice to get on the draw at a current best price of 13/5 with BetVictor (£25 Free Bets for New Customers).

Tottenham Hotspur started the season in excellent fashion, but their defeat last time out at home against West Ham United will surely have the players confidence at an all time low and they don’t look great value for me at a current best price of EVS with Bet365 (£200 Free Bets for New Customers) as they just don’t seem to be scoring as many goals as they should for a side that has the amount of world class players involved.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

A very important match if you are a Spurs fan as failure to win this one would surely mean any chance of winning the Premiership Title will be gone and having watched the feeble Tottenham Hostpur defence concede three times in quick succession against West Ham United last time out it’s going to take a season’s best performance from the Spurs players to win this game in my opinion.

Aston Villa could have their goalscoring talisman back involved for this one and this could prove the difference between the two sides come sunday afternoon. Benteke is only getting better each time I see him play, where as Soldado just gets slower and slower and does seem a bit of a bad signing by Spurs, but the Spanish striker does have an opportunity to show his class here and for me the outcome of this match will come down to which on these strikers does the business on sunday afternoon.

The goal statistics suggest the game to see at least a couple of goals scored, so betting markets like Both Teams to Score, Total Match Goals and Anytime Goalscorer should be considered.

The Verdict

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