Nuno is a man under pressure after a run of three straight defeats in the Premier League including a 3-1 loss at Arsenal last weekend. The North London outfit are 11th with nine points from their opening three but the expected goals data feels they should be down in 17th. At White Hart Lane, they won their opening two fixtures (beating Man City and Watford 1-0) but lost their last league game 3-0 here to Chelsea.
Aston Villa will be happy with their start to the season with ten points from six games with a shift to three at the back really working for them. They defeated Man United at Old Trafford last weekend 1-0 thanks to a Kourtney Hause goal. Away from Villa Park, the Midlands outfit had lost at Watford and Chelsea before that victory over the Red Devils.
Tottenham vs Aston Villa: Match Stats
Confidence is low at Tottenham and high at Villa and it is a surprise to see the visitors at such a good price in the draw no bet market. Luiz, Ramsey and McGinn are an excellent midfield three while the Spurs midfield trio (whichever players they select) do not seem to be gelling as a unit.
A product of the shift to a back three for Villa has been the emergence of the attacking full-backs in Matty Cash and Matty Targett. Both are given licence to attack and Cash especially shows up in the penalty box a great deal. At double-figure odds he looks a great price to net here especially as Spurs have gaping holes on the flanks.
19 May 2021: Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa- Premier League
21 March 2021: Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham- Premier League
16 February 2020: Aston Villa 2-3 Tottenham- Premier League
10 August 2019: Tottenham 3-1 Aston Villa- Premier League
8 January 2017: Tottenham 2-0 Aston Villa- FA Cup
Both meetings last season were won by the side playing away with Villa winning 2-1 at White Hart Lane and Spurs winning 2-0 at Villa Park. Harry Kane has five in his last five against Villa while Son has three in five. Each of their last four meetings has seen goal scored in the opening ten minutes.