Aston Villa-Tottenham Hotspur: EPL preview, possible lineups, prediction

Tottenham Hotspur will face Aston Villa at Villa Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

Aston Villa have performed well this season and in eighth place. However, they suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their previous game and will be looking to bounce back this weekend.

Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur have struggled throughout the season and are sixth in the league standings. Although they secured a narrow 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace in their last match, they have not been at their best. They will hope to replicate their previous result in this game.

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The upcoming Premier League match on Saturday between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur is being dubbed as the fight for Europa Conference League football.

Last week, the two teams had contrasting results with Aston Villa losing 1-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur winning 1-0 against Crystal Palace.

After scoring in their first 22 games under Unai Emery, Aston Villa have failed to find gfoals in their last two matches, and their recent form has been disappointing. They failed to revive their European campaign in their last game, losing to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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However, despite their recent struggles, Villa still have a chance of securing a European spot. They currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League, with the opportunity to draw level on points with Tottenham. Brighton & Hove Albion, who have two games in hand, are also in the mix.

Villa’s away form has been poor, but they have been impressive at home, winning their last five games at Villa Park without conceding a goal while scoring 10 themselves.

In addition, Aston Villa have scored in their last 13 games at Villa Park in all competitions. This goes all the way back since their defeat to Chelsea in October. It has also been almost 16 years since a team coached by Unai Emery failed to score in three consecutive matches. Almeria was the other team to go through this drought during the 2007-08 campaign.

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Meanwhile, a week after being involved in high-scoring matches, Tottenham Hotspur defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 with a historic goal from Harry Kane. Despite their recent nine-game scoring streak, Spurs are currently six points behind Manchester United and could lose their chance for Champions League qualification if they lose to Aston Villa this weekend.

Tottenham’s recent away form is poor, as they have not won any of their last eight away matches since their FA Cup win against Preston North End in January. Additionally, Unai Emery’s Aston Villa previously beat Antonio Conte’s team 2-0 the same month.

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Head-to-head

Tottenham Hotspur have been the better side of the two as fas as historical comparisons go. The Spurs have won 77 of the 131 matches played between the two sides, as opposed to Aston Villa’s 58 wins.

Aston Villa possible starting lineup:

Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Moreno; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:

Forster; Emerson, Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Son; Richarlison, Kane

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One should consider Aston Villa’s impressive home record as opposed to Tottenham’s poor away form. Despite the Spurs having won their last seven games at Villa Park, they have failed to win an away match in their previous eight games since their FA Cup victory over Preston North End in January.

However, Tottenham have displayed grit and determination in their three games under Mason. Although they lost 2-1 to Liverpool at Anfield, they were very close to staging a remarkable comeback.

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Aston Villa will look to recapture their scoring form after failing to score in their previous two away games. However, it seems unlikely that they will secure their first home win over Spurs since 2008. Mason’s side is expected to secure a hard-fought draw to maintain their grip on the fight for a spot in the Europa Conference League. For this game, a draw is predicted.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

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Date, kick-off time, venue

The Premier League game between Aston Villa and Tottenham will be played on May 13, 2023, at Villa Park at 3 pm in the UK and 7:30 pm in India.

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