Tottenham on Roll
On the back of three Premier League wins in a row, Tottenham travels to play out-of-form Aston Villa on Saturday. If you want to bet on the Premier League and the top soccer leagues in the world, our sportsbook has got you covered.
Aston Villa: Out of form
If the alarm bells weren’t ringing after two defeats in a row against West Ham and Arsenal, they must be now after Villa’s poor first-half performance against the Wolves. Three defeats in a row is not exactly what everyone was expecting from Steven Gerrard’s troops. It was the fifth defeat in their last eight EPL fixtures.
Gerrard’s ability to inspire seems to have disappeared and the players just don’t seem to be responding to his tactics and game plan as they did in November when he was appointed. Still, has taken Villa from 16th when he first arrived to where they are now in 10th. Their main objective is to finish in the top half of the table and create a good squad for the next season.
The team as a whole needs to analyze what went wrong in this fixture ahead of a daunting contest against an in-form Tottenham. Given the circumstances, Villa is not a team to be backed no matter if they will be in front of their fans, so if you’re betting online, keep fading them for the time being.
Tottenham: Going Up
Tottenham’s Italian coach, Antonio Conte, thinks that Spurs are improving with every week, thanking his talisman Harry Kane for setting the example for his teammates. The visitors moved up to fourth in the EPL standings with an impressive 5-1 win at home to Newcastle. On top of that, Arsenal lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace so the two city rivals share the same spot. Arsenal does a game in hand on Spurs.
You only have to look at the stats to see just how fast Tottenham has projected back into the Premier League’s top four for the first time since mid-September. They have won five of their past six domestic league games, including the past three in a row, and even the defeat to Manchester United came after a decent performance from Conte’s men.
They’ve gone from a minus two-goal difference to a plus-15 in that time, a swing that could be a big factor in the race for a top-four finish. The goals are coming from all over the pitch so Tottenham is not relying just on Harry ane to find the back of the net, which is probably the most important factor for their improvement.
The mindset has also changed. Tottenham’s players are now fighting for every ball, they have a great fighting spirit, and even when they go one goal down like last weekend against Newcastle, they will never put the weapons down as they used to do in the past. Only the top three sides in the Premier League – Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea – have scored more goals than Spurs this season and that will tell you everything about their attitude.
They have the necessary weapons to finish in the top four and earn a Champions League group stage spot for the next season so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Head-to-Head
Tottenham has the upper hand on its opponents, winning seven of their last eight mutual encounters across all competitions, including a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture. During this period, we’ve seen at least three goals on the scoresheet with both teams contributing to the scoreboard on five occasions. At home, it’s even worse for Villa, which lost its previous seven head-to-heads against Tottenham and scored just three goals in the process. Tottenham covered the spread on each clash.
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Game Information
- Game: Aston Villa (11-3-16) vs Tottenham (17-3-10)
- Location: Villa Park, Birmingham, England
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 9, 12:30 p.m. ET
- Live stream: fubo.tv
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Betting Lines
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Predictions
The visitors enter this clash as slight favorites at +125 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
Recently, the Spurs are scoring goals for fun, attacking for the entire game. They netted 17 goals in their last five Premier League games and we expect them to score at least twice against Aston Villa. On the other side, the hosts struggle to keep clean sheets and if they won’t improve in time, they will definitely concede many on Saturday.
Given the amazing head-to-head record against Aston Villa and their brilliant run of form, our money will go on Tottenham to return home with the three points. But as we said earlier, the most-clever bet should be Spurs to score over 1½ goals and don’t worry about the outcome.