Aston Villa heads to London this week to go head to head with Tottenham. This is a crucial fixture that can define the course of the season in the early stages of the season. The hosts are coming from a 3-1 loss in the hands of their rivals, Arsenal. The defeat makes Nuno Espírito Santo more eager to get his team back on track.
Meanwhile, the Villains are overflowing with confidence after a 1-0 win against Manchester United. This is their chance to secure a third straight victory and improve on their 8th place league standing by the end of the match week.
NitroBetting brings you the Tottenham vs. Aston Villa preview, covering everything you need to know about the contest. Below, you will find event details, the latest Soccer odds, and crucial team and player statistics. More than that, we help you lock in on the best picks by providing timely betting trends and expert predictions. Check out for more sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook!
Tottenham vs. Aston Villa 2021 EPL Game Info
🔝 performance. ✨ pic.twitter.com/o7P6Vq9wh1— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 1, 2021
- When: Sunday, October 3, 2021, 9:00 AM ET
- Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tottenham, London
- TV: NBCSN
- Radio: BBC Radio 5 live
- Live Stream: NBCSports.com
- Soccer Odds: Aston Villa (+234) / Tottenham (+106) / Draw (+253)
Why is Tottenham a safe bet to win?
The Spurs went all out in the first few weeks of their campaign and collected three straight wins from the get-go. They propelled to the top of the table before the international break while Nuno Espirito Santo wins the Manager of the Month award. But everything started to fall apart when they lost their first game and fell into the hands of Chelsea. This weekend, they return to the Premier League and try to recover from a 3-1 loss to rivals Arsenal.
In their previous fixture, the team kept things close on paper. The Spurs held onto 54% of the possession and recorded over 50 passes more than their opponents. They also had a fair share of shots and shots on target at 10 and 4, respectively. However, conceding three goals in the first half took confidence away from the team. Towards the end of the game, Son Heung-min managed to slip one past Aaron Ramsdale as a consolation goal for the Spurs.
Looking at the lineup, Ryan Sessegnon down the left-wing misses this weekend’s game as he recovers from an injury he sustained playing for the England U21. Sergio Reguilon covers the spot in his absence while Steven Bergwijn joins Sessegnon in the injured list. This sparks the question of Bryan Gil manning the position and getting more playing time under the Portuguese manager.
Anything other than a win this weekend will spark more controversy for Tottenham and its fans. If Harry Kane and company fail to overcome Aston Villa, it puts Nuno under the guillotine.
- GK: Hugo Lloris
- RB: Japhet Tanganga
- CB: Eric Dier
- CB: Davinson Sanchez
- LB: Sergio Reguilon
- CDM: Harry Winks
- CDM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
- CAM: Dele Alli
- RM: Lucas Moura
- ST: Harry Kane
- LM: Son Heung-min
Why is Aston Villa a safe bet to win?
Aston Villa is in great form despite losing Jack Grealish in his record-breaking move to Manchester City. After an opening game loss to newcomers Watford, they were able to score 10 points in 5 games, including a huge win against league top guns Manchester United.
In their first win against the Red Devils after 18 games and 12 years, the squad managed to hold off unwavering attacks. They were behind in shots 28 to 7 and had less time on the ball at 40% possession. The Lions also recorded over 100 passes less than their opponents. However, the team stood strong until the final minutes of the game. In the 88th minute, Kortney Hause headed home a cross, catching goalkeeper De Gea off guard.
New signing Leon Baile remains out of the starting lineup as he struggles to return to match fitness level. Morgan Sanson is another big signing that will watch the match from the sidelines. Davis in front and Trezeguet covering the wings will also be a huge miss, but apart from the aforementioned, the rest of the team is fit and ready to go take on their next challenge.
- GK: Emiliano Martinez
- RB: Matty Cash
- CB: Ezri Konsa
- CB: Tyrone Mings
- LB: Matt Targett
- LM: Anwar El Ghazi
- CM: John McGinn
- CM: Douglas Luiz
- RM: Emiliano Buendia
- ST: Ollie Watkins
- ST: Danny Ings
Tottenham vs. Aston Villa 2021 EPL Betting Trends
- Tottenham is 2-0-3 in their last 5 games.
- Tottenham conceded 3 goals in 3 of their last 4 games.
- Tottenham scored 1 goal in their last 3 games.
- Aston Villa is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games.
- Aston Villa scored 5 goals in their last 4 games
- Aston Villa conceded 4 goals in their last 4 games.
Tottenham vs. Aston Villa Betting Prediction
The star of Tottenham, Harry Kane, is not in top form, while the rest of the midfield and defense looks shaky. Thankfully, the team gets more breathing room with the help of their home crowd this weekend. If Nuno finds a way to integrate the new signings into the first-team list, this might uplift the rest of the team. Nevertheless, even though Aston Villa enters the game as underdogs, seeing the team on full throttle puts more pressure on the home team and even sneak in a narrow win or a draw.
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