Tottenham Hotspur will look to keep the pressure up on top-four when they travel to Aston Villa for their round #26 action in the Premier League. Villa start this round 17th in the standings with 25 points, while Tottenham are sixth with 37 points.
Villa have seen their recent form help them come out of the relegation zone, although the threat still looms large. They have picked up ten points in their last seven matches, with three wins and a loss. However, they still have the equal worst defence with 47 xgoals conceded. Villa fans will have something to cheer, though, considering they have won 68% of their season points – 17 of 25 at this venue. More importantly, they have been in good scoring form at this venue and have found the net even against Liverpool. All hopes will be on Jack Grealish, who has scored seven goals in this campaign. They have been very vulnerable to late goals, considering 21 of their 47 goals have come in the last 30 minutes of play.
Tottenham have a chance to cut Chelsea’s lead at fourth to just one point, which would be massive for them. Spurs are coming off a 2-0 win over Manchester City, making it seven points in their last three games. Over their last ten games, Tottenham have picked up 17 points, winning five and drawing two. Spurs are in good form competitively too, staying unbeaten in six games. However, Tottenham have failed to win on their three road trips, drawing two and losing one. Indeed, Tottenham have won just twice this season away from home in the Premier League. Furthermore, they have failed to keep the goals low, conceding at least twice in eight of their 12 Premier League away matches.
Aston Villa find themselves just above the relegation zone, but have won two of their last three at this venue. However, they have lost their last five home league matches against Tottenham Hotspur. The visitors are looking for a win themselves, to put pressure on the top-four. This will be a fascinating contest that might see the hosts give their all for a point. Backing them on double chance could be a very interesting choice. We are, however, backing goals at both ends, looking at how these two teams are shaping up for this fixture.