Tip Aston Villa – Tottenham
Aston Villa entertains Tottenham at Villa Park in this Premier League match. The home team are in 11th position with 36 points while the away team is in fourth place with 54 points. Aston Villa have lost their last three matches which has come after they won three matches in a row. Their recent home record is of major concern as they have won only one of their last six home matches. Aston Villa have won just two of their last 20 matches against Spurs with both those victories coming away from home. The last time they beat Tottenham at Villa Park was in 2008. They have lost their last six home matches against Tottenham and will hoping to avoid their record of seven consecutive home losses against them. Villa have lost 16 matches this season but have lost 12 of those matches by a single goal margin.
Tottenham are in fourth position by virtue of a better goal difference but have played an extra game than fifth placed Arsenal. The race for the top four is incredible tight as just five points separate fourth place and eighth place. Tottenham had an excellent 5-1 win over Newcastle in their last match after initially trailing 1-0. This was their third win a row and their fourth win in five matches. Spurs have scored 21 goals in their last six matches and have scored four or more goals in three of those matches. It is the first time they have scored 21 goals in six matches since1965. Tottenham have not lost on their last 11 visits to Villa Park across all competitions.
Key points Aston Villa – Tottenham
In four of Aston Villas last five matches there have been over 2.5 goals.
In only two of their last eight matches has both teams scored.
Aston Villa have only kept one clean sheet in their last eight home matches.
In four of Tottenham’s last five matches there have been over 2.5 goals.
They have not had a draw in their last ten away matches across all competitions.
ConclusionASTON VILLA – TOTTENHAM
Aston Villa will be desperate to end their run of defeats but that won’t be easy against a Spurs team chasing a Champions League spot. Tottenham have been in great goal scoring form and will fancy their chances against the home team who seldom keep a clean sheet. This match is likely to be a high scoring affair as both these teams are always involved in matches that produce goals. We are backing the over 2.5 goals option in this match.