Spurs start the weekend down in the bottom half of the table, a place where they didn’t expect to find themselves at this stage of the season. They are winless in four games now and trail Sheffield United by three points. The Blades are on an excellent four-match undefeated streak of form in the league. Read our Tottenham vs Sheffield United betting tips for more.
Sheffield United 5/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th November 2019 at 1:26 p.m.)
Spurs were denied a win late last weekend as Everton claimed a late point at Goodison Park against the Lilywhites. That is a four-match winless streak of form that Spurs are currently on in the top-flight (D2 L2). Tottenham have taken only one win in their last six league games. There has been no clean sheet produced by Spurs in that sequence of form either. They have at least had some joy at home in this campaign.
Spurs have taken a W3 D1 L1 record at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in league action, but they could only manage a 1-1 draw against bottom side Watford in their last home fixture. Tottenham are averaging two goals per home game this season, while they have conceded at under a goal per game on average in this campaign.
After his red card at Everton last weekend, Son Heung-Min is available as his sending off was overturned. Tottenham have managed only one clean sheet at home this season in the league. The half time record of Spurs at home this season in the top flight is W2 L3 and all four goals against them at home have been in the first half of matches. Will they be able to break the resistance of the Blades?
This is the first meeting since the 2015 League Cup
Sheffield United won the last Premier League meeting 2-1 in 2007
From the six previous EPL meetings, the head to head is even with two wins each
Spurs have won their last two home games against the Blades to nil
The Blades are undefeated in their last four league games (W2 D2) and last weekend they produced a great 3-0 home success over Burnley. The Blades have drawn their last two away games at Watford and West Ham, impressively keeping them unbeaten on their top-flight travels this season. In their last six league games, Sheffield United have earned four clean sheets.
The overall away form of Sheffield United is an impressive W1 D4. Their season has been supported by their defence. Going into the weekend they hold the joint best defensive record in the league alongside Leicester with just eight goals conceded in 12 games. Sheffield United have two clean sheets away from home, conceding four goals in total.
The Blades have scored in all but one of their games away from Bramall Lane this season. Five of their six away goals have been scored in the second half of fixtures. There have been under 2.5 goals in each of Sheffield United’s last three away games, which again is a huge nod to the defensive work of the Blades. They have a fully fit squad to go with as well aside from John Egan who is a doubt.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th November 2019 at 1:26 p.m.)
We would consider Sheffield United turning up in London and putting on another excellent defensive show. They probably don’t have enough in the tank to get themselves the win, but can make life difficult for Spurs. Tottenham are more reliable at home than away and can take this by a one-goal margin.
8th November 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton slipped to a poor away loss at Brighton last weekend, which left them only two points above the drop zone. So there is still tremendous pressure on them. Spurs have now failed to win any of their last three league games after blowing a lead at Liverpool last weekend to end up empty-handed. Read our Everton vs Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 29th, 2019 at 6:29 p.m.)
The Toffees, thanks to a last-minute own goal by Lucas Digne, fell to a 3-2 defeat at Brighton last weekend. That is six defeats in their last eight games played now (W2) and things are going to become even more desperate if they can’t get home form going. All three wins that Everton have recorded this season have been at home, so they have that going for them.
They took a 2-0 win over West Ham in their last home league game, which snapped back to back two-goal margin defeats at Goodson against Sheffield United and Man City. Their three home wins have been against sides 10th or lower in the league after last weekend’s round of action. Everton have only averaged a goal per game this season.
Just two of their five games at Goodison Park have made it over 2.5 goals, with the Toffees banking a clean sheet in two of the five. They have been leading at the halftime break in three of their home games and 71% of the home goals they have scored in the first half of games. In total though, Everton have opened the scoring in only three games this season. But can they take advantage of this game against the out-of-form Spurs?
Spurs took four points against Everton last season
Each of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Spurs are undefeated in 13 games against the Toffees
Both teams have scored in 5 of the last 7 meetings
Harry Kane scored in the first minute of action for Spurs at Liverpool last weekend. Tottenham couldn’t hang on and lost 2-1. That leaves Tottenham on a three-match winless streak of form. They have taken just one win in their last five played. It has been a season of no away win for the Lilywhites so far, taking just two points from five road games.
Six of Tottenham’s last seven league games have gone over 2.5 goals and they are yet to take a clean sheet on the road. It could be looked at that they have had a tough run of away games. They have been to Liverpool, Man City, Leicester and Arsenal, four of the current top-five. But a 3-0 defeat at Brighton is less excusable given the ambition of the club.
That is at least two goals conceded by Spurs in all of their away games in this campaign. Tottenham have managed six goals in their five away games. If you look back to last season, the reading gets worse for Spurs. They are winless in eleven away games, losing nine of those. Spurs have failed to score in four of their last ten away games in the top flight. There are clear problems there.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 29th, 2019 at 6:29 p.m.)
Everton may well have a decent chance here. The away form of Tottenham, even going back to last season is non-existent. The Lilywhites are fragile and lacking confidence at the moment. Everton aren’t having a great season but have at least been winning at home. Everton to win.
1st November 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Liverpool dropped points for the first time this season as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Manchester United last weekend. They do at least remain perfect at Anfield and they will be looking for a response in this one. Spurs remain with their patchy league form after failing to beat bottom side, Watford, last weekend. Read our Liverpool v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 25th, 2019 at 11:15 p.m.)
What response will Liverpool be able to come up with? For the first time this season they failed to win a game. In fact, they only narrowly avoided defeat in the end at Old Trafford against the out-of-form Manchester United. That was a 1-1 draw between them. So will the Reds bounce back immediately to winning ways? It has, after all, been a perfect domestic season from them at Anfield with four wins from four.
Liverpool are stuck on just two clean sheets for the campaign, home and away combined. The Red have scored at least two goals in all of their home fixtures, but have no clean sheet at Anfield in this campaign. They have conceded exactly one goal in each home fixture and considering they have hosted Newcastle and Norwich, that’s not a wonderful defensive output from the Reds.
Liverpool average three goals for a home game this season, with three of their four home games going above 3.5 goals. The other trend is that Liverpool have also been leading at halftime in all four home games. The Reds are now undefeated in 42 league home games and they have scored at least 2 goals in each of their last eleven. They have also been leading at halftime and full time in each of their last six. That may be a lot of Spurs to try and handle.
Liverpool won both league meetings last season 2-1
Both teams have scored in each of the last four EPL meetings
The last four league clashes have all gone above 2.5 goals
Spurs have failed to win any of their last eight league trips to Anfield
Spurs are still having their share of domestic failures. Last weekend they only just manage to rescue a draw late on at home against bottom side Watford. That followed up on their 3-0 away defeat at Brighton. It is their away form which has been the major problem for them. The Lilywhites remain winless on the road this season with a D2 L2 record. They have lost their last two away from home, conceding a total of five goals across those two defeats.
Defensively Spurs have looked poor this season with only two clean sheets to their name. They have conceded at least two goals four of their nine league games, not what you would expect from Tottenham, and all four times it happened was in away games. Spurs have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 EPL road games. Tottenham have put five away goals on the board, but that is nowhere near matching them having conceded an average of 2.25 goals per road game.
Half of their road fixtures have ended over 3.5 goals. The two defeats which they have taken away from home we’re both by a one-goal margin. Just to put this season’s struggles into context, Spurs are nine points worse off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign. Of their five away goals scored, four of them have been in the first half of matches. Harry Kane has two away goals for Spurs this season, one of them from the penalty spot.
Liverpool have been much sharper than Spurs this season and they will be looking to put last weekend’s dropped points behind them. Tottenham are too inconsistent for punters to back with any degree of confidence. Home win to nil.
26th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The pressure is mounting on Spurs who suffered their third defeat of the EPL season just before the international break. They take on bottom side Watford here so they can’t get an easy home fixture than this at the moment. If they don’t deliver though, will that be the end of Mauricio Pochettino’s reign? Watford are still looking for their first win of the campaign. Read our Tottenham v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
Tottenham have won their last two home games, part of their overall W3 L1 record on home soil in the Premier League this season. It is their away form which has been heaping tremendous pressure on them because it has been so poor. So they are in a position where they can’t afford any slip up at home, certainly not against the bottom side in the league.
Spurs have scored well on home soil, tallying up nine goals in their four home games. The one blip that they had at their new stadium was their 1-0 loss against Newcastle. The defensive output of Spurs this season has not been good at all. They have claimed only the one clean sheet all season, which was at home though in a win over Crystal Palace.
All but one of Tottenham’s league games this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Over 2.5 goals has actually cropped up now in 8 of Tottenham’s last 9 Premier League games. They get Serge Aurier back from suspension, but first-choice keeper Hugo Lloris is out until 2020. Spurs need a good win after losing 3-0 at Brighton just before the international break. Harry Kane has scored in three of Tottenham’s last four league games.
Spurs and Watford traded 2-1 home win last season in the league
Watford have won one of their last 16 against Spurs in all competitions
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings
Spurs have won all six previous EPL home games against Watford
The Hornets are still winless in this miserable campaign. They did get a point in their last game before the recent international break though, which was from a 0-0 home draw with Sheffield United. Their record is D3 L5 this season overall in the top flight and Watford have now failed to score in any of their last three league outings.
Overall in this campaign, Watford have scored in three of their eight games played. Away from home, they have scored only one goal in their four played. Problematically they have conceded at an average of 2.5 goals this season. There has been a trend with Watford losing at halftime on the road, which has happened in 3 of their 4 away games.
In total it is a 12 match winless streak of form that Watford are now on in the top flight. There are in all sorts of trouble now. They have lost seven of their last nine Premier League away games (W1 D1). Watford have failed to score in four of their last five on the road. It is extremely poor reading for the Hornets wherever you look. They have conceded the opening goal in 6 of 8 matches this season, are the lowest scoring side in the division and have the second-worst defensive record.
Tottenham can’t afford a slip up in this one and it’s probably not going to happen. Watford are not likely going to be able to keep things tight enough at the back to come away with anything from this trip. Home win to nil.
18th October 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It has not been the convincing season that was expected from Spurs. They had a major embarrassment in midweek, getting knocked out of the EFL Cup by Colchester. With a loss last weekend in the Premier League as well, is there trouble brewing at the club? Southampton also suffered a loss last weekend. It’s a big game for both. Read our Tottenham v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 5:35 p.m.)
Difficult times for Spurs. They are only W2 D2 L2 in the Premier League this season after a 2-1 loss at Leicester last weekend. That was after they had taken the lead at the King Power. That game had followed them throwing away a 2-0 lead in the Champions League against Olympiakos to tie 2-2. Then came their EFL Cup tie on Tuesday night when they crashed out on penalties against Colchester.
With boss Mauricio Pochettino cutting a frustrated figure for a couple of months, are Spurs in decline? Their home form in the league this season is W2 L1, the wins being big ones over Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, the loss coming against Newcastle. There has been only one clean sheet by Spurs in the league this season. Five of their six league fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. Tottenham have opened the scoring in half of their six games. They need to start stringing a good run of results together.
Each of the last four meetings at Tottenham have gone over 2.5 goals
Spurs are on a three-match winning streak at home against the Saints
Both teams have scored in each of the last seven meetings
The two traded home wins last season in the top flight
The Saints were marching along on a good three-match unbeaten streak of form, which included a draw against Manchester United. That came to an end last weekend with a disappointing home defeat against Bournemouth. So they will be looking to pick up the pieces after that. What will give them a little bit of confidence is that the two wins they have recorded for the season have come away from St Marys. Southampton are W2 L1 on the road.
Just one of their last four league outings have gone over 2.5 goals. They have taken back to back clean sheets away from home as well, thanks to their victories at Brighton and Sheffield United. Southampton have hit the back of the net in each of their last five league games. All six of the league goals that Southampton have scored this season have come in the second half of fixtures. The Saints have conceded the opening goal in four of their six games so have had to do a lot of chasing.
Southampton’s wins on the road have been against less threatening teams than Spurs. Even though Tottenham are not in great shape at the moment, they will still be expected to come away with a win in this game. Southampton will make a game of it. Spurs to win by a one-goal margin.
27th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Leicester suffered their first defeat of the season last weekend as they were beaten at Old Trafford by Manchester United. They are still currently a top-five side though. What are[some will they come up with at the King Power as they play host to Spurs? Tottenham took a win last weekend, thumping Crystal Palace. Read our Leicester v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 18th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Foxes couldn’t quite get their attacking act together last weekend at Old Trafford and suffered a 1-0 loss. They will get the chance to put things right as they welcome Spurs to the King Power on Saturday lunchtime. They certainly won’t want to be suddenly looking at back to back defeats after such a composed start to the campaign.
The Foxes are W1 D1 at home this season, opening there with a dull 0-0 draw against Watford, before putting a 3-1 victory on the board over Bournemouth. Three of their five league games this season have gone under 2.5 goals. Of the four goals that they have conceded, three of them have been in the first half of fixtures in this campaign.
Leicester have opened the scoring in two of their five games this season, leading at half time in two of them as well. Jamie Vardy is their leading scorer with three goals on the board. Leicester in total have scored six league goals in their five games. Four of those six goals have been strikes which have given the Foxes the lead. They were lacking in the final third against Man Utd last weekend, so they will be hoping for improvement there.
Tottenham won both league meetings last season
Spurs have won four of the last five league meetings (L1)
Leicester are W1 D1 L2 in their last four EPL home games against Spurs
All but one of the last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Tottenham raced out to a big 4-0 home win over Crystal Palace last weekend in the Premier League. In midweek they kicked off their Champions League Campaign, so had some extra work to do there. Out in Greece, Spurs threw away an early 2-0 lead to end up drawing 2-2 against Olympiakos.
That’s twice in their last three games, they been leading 2-0 only to end up drawing, as that’s exactly what happened to them against Arsenal before the international break in the EPL. Spurs are W0 D2 L0 out on their Premier League travels this season.
Before their 2-2 draw at Arsenal, the Lilywhites also drew their opening away game by a 2-2 scoreline against Manchester City. Overall home and away in this campaign, Spurs are now W2 D2 L1. Four of their five games have gone over 2.5 goals.
Even though they have been fast starters, scoring 64% of their goals in the first half of fixtures this season, five of the six league goals that they have conceded have been before the halftime break in fixtures as well. So it wouldn’t be a great surprise if there was at least one first-half goal in this game.
It’s time to start juggling European action for Spurs. How will they get on at the King Power after their midweek trip to Greece? It is a fascinating one is this because Leicester are a well-organized side. Backing the draw in the match outright just may do the job.
19th September 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is time for the North London derby on the weekend of Premier League action. Both Arsenal and Spurs suffered defeats last weekend but going into the match, it is the Gunners who are holding a two-point lead over the North London rivals. Can they extend that gap? Read our Arsenal v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)
The Gunners kicked off their league season with back to back wins over Newcastle and Burnley. They were one-goal margin successes. Then they faced their biggest test of all when they went to Anfield last weekend to meet Liverpool. That did not go well for the Gunners as they came away empty-handed after a 3-1 loss.
But the positive is that they got on the scoresheet, which they have done in all league games so far this season. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has scored two of Arsenal’s four league goals this season. So he’s the top pick for the home side in the goalscorer markets and Arsenal look to get one over their rivals. The chance to move five points clear of Spurs is there.
Arsenal have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last 11 Premier League home games. They have also only lost one of their last 19 home games in the top flight. So there are some good stats behind the Gunners in this one, who claimed a 4-2 home success over Spurs last season. Arsenal do look stacked with offensive options. The question about them once again will be, will their defence be able to stand up to any decent attack?
Spurs claimed four points against Arsenal last season in the EPL
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings
The Gunners have won their last two league home games against Spurs
Just one of the last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Spurs had a major setback last weekend. They were beaten at home by Newcastle. That was a 1-0 defeat which the Lilywhites suffered. There has not been much to convince from them so far this season. They had to come from behind to beat Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the season. Spurs then somehow managed to get a 2-2 draw against Manchester City despite not being in the game at all.
Then came the loss against Newcastle. Harry Kane scored a brace in the final five minutes of their opener against Villa but has been anonymous since. They do have some injury problems, with Juan Foyth and Ryan Sessegnon out. Dele Alli, Kyle Walker-Peters and summer signing Tanguy Ndombele are all doubts for the game. Tottenham are without a win in their last seven away games in the top-flight (D1 L6).
Tottenham have at least averaged two goals per game this season, but they are without a clean sheet in their three. In their away games last season, Tottenham produced a W11 D0 L8 record. They finished last season with no clean sheet in seven, so that’s an eight-match streak now without one on the road in the EPL. Tottenham have now failed to score in three of their last seven road games in the top flight.
The Gunners may have the edge in this one. Even though they got things pretty wrong against Liverpool last weekend in their tactics, they should be fine at home against a Spurs side who have looked a bit unassure of themselves. Home win & both teams to score.
30th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Spurs will know that they were lucky not to lose at Man City on the weekend. They came away with a draw against the Champions, but the Lilywhites have now had to work hard in both of their opening games of the season. Newcastle are in a spot of bother already in the relegation zone. Read our Tottenham v Newcastle betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 1.22 p.m.)
Tottenham will realise how lucky they were to come away from a game at Manchester City last weekend with a point. They were heavily outplayed in the fixture and barely got out of their own half. But a couple of opportunistic goals and the help of VAR saw the Lilywhites avoid defeat. That point against the reigning champions added to the three that they picked up on the opening weekend of the season against the newly promoted Aston Villa.
Spurs had conceded the opening goal in that game as they did against Manchester City. Looking back at last season, Tottenham did not have the greatest time at home against teams who finished in the top 10. Spurs won just two of their nine matches there. But it was a very different picture for them in their home games against all teams who finished in the bottom half of the table.
Spurs made it 10 wins out of 10 in such fixtures, taking a clean sheet in seven of those 10 victories. Harry Kane, despite being completely anonymous against Manchester City, is their top goalscorer this season, thanks to his two goals against Aston Villa. Kane is at 12/5 in the first goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.).
Spurs earned two 1-goal margin wins over Newcastle last season in the EPL
Newcastle are on a four match losing streak against the Lilywhites
Just one of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Tottenham have won their last two home games against Newcastle 1-0
There appears to be some uncertain times ahead for Newcastle. They have lost their opening two games of the season and in those defeats have looked really disjointed. They don’t yet seem to have a set game plan under new manager Steve Bruce. Newcastle opened with a 0-1 home defeat against Arsenal. Things got worse for them as they suffered a 3-1 away loss then at the newly promoted Norwich.
Can the Magpies stop the rot this weekend? This honestly looks like the kind of game that Newcastle don’t need right now. It is going to be so hard for them to get anything out of an away fixture against one of the stronger teams in the division. Throughout last season Newcastle only managed four away wins in total (D8 L7).
Newcastle lost all of their away games last season against the top six finishers, conceding at least two goals in five of those six defeats. They also managed just one away win last term against teams who finished 14th or higher. The Magpies averaged under a goal per game away from home last season with just 37% of the road fixtures going under 2.5 goals. Club record signing Joelinton as of yet, doesn’t appear to be of the quality to end their goal scoring issues.
Spurs have been made to work for all of their points this season. This is likely to be their easiest fixture of the campaign so far. Newcastle don’t appear to really have a game plan together just yet, nor the quality to pull one off. Home win to nil.
24th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens picked up exactly where they left off from last season as they put a resounding 5-0 win over West Ham on the board last weekend. Their first home game of the new campaign is a massive one as they play host to Spurs. Tottenham had to work hard to get their opening win of the campaign, fighting back from being a goal down at home against Aston Villa. Read our Manchester City v Tottenham betting tips for more.
Man City 1/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)
The Citizens made no mistake in their opening game of the new season. They didn’t even play that well in the first half. But a 5-0 win at West Ham was what they walked away with. Raheem Sterling was the star of the show with a hattrick. Sterling is at 4/1 in the first goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.). Once they found their stride the Citizens were just cutting through West Ham’s defence like a hot knife through butter.
They do face a stern test in their opening home game of the season. But City beat Spurs twice in the league during the last campaign and they aren’t a side who particularly fear anyone. Man City recorded a W18 L1 record from their 19 home games last season in the top flight. Pep Guardiola’s men averaged 3 goals per game at home, conceding just 12 home goals the entire campaign. They strung together a 9 match winning streak at the Etihad to finish the season with. Nine of Man City’s 14 home successes in the EPL were by a margin of at least two goals.
Man City won both EPL meetings last season 1-0
Spurs knocked City out of the Champions League on away goals
The Citizens have won five of the last six meetings in all competitions
Spurs have lost their last three visits to the Etihad (all competitions)
Spurs had to recover from a setback at home against Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the season. The Lilywhites found themselves a goal down at the half time break. But then Mauricio Pochettino’s men rallied late on with summer signing Tanguy Ndombele scoring their equaliser in the 73rd minute. It looked as if they were going to have to settle for a draw before a late Harry Kane show. The England striker scored twice in the final five minutes gets Spurs a 3-1 victory.
Away from home last season, Tottenham produced a W11 D0 L8 record. Their form did collapse at the back end of the last term, their long campaign in the Champions League catching up with them. Spurs lost each of their last five road fixtures last season, failing to score in three of those. One of the losses was a 1-0 reverse out at Manchester City. Spurs still managed to score an average of 1.75 goals per away game during the last campaign. With Harry Kane up and running and new signing Ndombele looking like a great addition, they have reason to be confident.
Manchester City to win by a one-goal margin at 11/4
Under 2.5 goals at 13/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 14th, 2019 at 6:12 p.m.)
Two of the best teams in the top flight go head-to-head in this one. City had the better of things in the league meetings during the last campaign and they were just flying last weekend. It’s a difficult first road trip of the season for Spurs and they may just come up short. Manchester City to win by a one-goal margin.
16th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Spurs will begin again in the hope of closing the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City at the summit of the Premier League. It was a fourth-place finish that they got for themselves last term. Aston Villa make their big return to the top flight after winning the Championship playoffs. Can they make an immediate impression? Read our Tottenham v Aston Villa betting tips for more.
Aston Villa 9/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.)
Spurs came up with a W12 D2 L5 record on home soil last season in the top flight. It was another good, solid campaign from them. But they had their struggles in the final third of the season. Maybe their success of reaching the Champions League final caught up with them on the domestic front. Spurs won just three of their final twelve Premier League games last season.
All three of those wins were at home though, so that was a positive. Spurs only suffered one loss in their final nine home fixtures of the campaign. They did win all of their home games against teams who finished 11th or lower at the end of the seasons, so the bulk of their struggles was against the stronger teams only. Spurs average 1.8 goals per home game last term, conceding at an average of 0.8 per game.
In total Tottenham took a clean sheet in 37% of their EPL home games. Seven of the twelve home wins that Spurs took were by a margin of at least two goals. The Lilywhites were leading at the halftime break in nine of their home games last campaign. After a long wait for action in the transfer market, Spurs broke their club record in the summer getting midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon.
The last meeting saw Spurs beat Villa in the 2017 FA Cup
Spurs won both meetings in the 2015/16 Premier League
Tottenham have won five of their last six home EPL games against VIlla
The Villains have won one of their last 17 against Spurs
A return to top-flight action for Villa. After winning the Championship play offs last season, Villa haven’t been shy with the cheque book. It’s not a guaranteed survival strategy of course, just ask Fulham. Boss Dean Smith has captured a top-quality keeper in Tom Heaton for a bargain and managed to get Jota from rivals Birmingham.
Also coming in over the summer have been Wesley, Trezeguet and Douglass Luiz. With a dozen summer signings, it is going to be a lot for Smith to pull together. The Villains finished fifth in the Championship last season and just got better and better the longer the season went one. From early March through to mid-April they put together a ten-match winning streak.
Villa fell out of the top flight in 2016 in what was nothing short of a disaster for the famous old club. But they are back and will be hoping that they have the resources to survive. It may, of course, need a season of betting in, especially at home. The Villains produced a w9 D8 L6 record on their Championship travels last season.
Spurs are always neat and tidy with the ball on home soil and they have such a strong midfield, that that is where this game is going to be won for them. Aston Villa may need some time to put the new pieces of the puzzle together. Spurs to win to nil.
8th August 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting