Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa FA Cup – Third Round. Date: Sunday, 8th January, 2016 Kick off at 16:00 UK Time Venue: White Hart Lane, London.
Tottenham have been in inspired form in the Premier league and will head into this fixture over Championship side Aston Villa with a lot of confidence. They have just beaten league leaders Chelsea and are scoring goals for fun, where they have 10 in their last 3 games. The only problem that can be foreseen here is which side they will pick, but traditionally the club usually play a very strong team even for cup games.
Aston Villa has climbed up the table after a miserable start but they are still only in mid-table. They have lost 3 of their last 4 matches away from home and will come into this game as easy underdogs.
However Villa has a good tradition of going far in cup campaigns, but they are just 7 points from a play-off place and it’s hard to see why a cup match even an FA Cup one would take priority over that. Villa will come here to frustrate their opponents, but will inevitably lack the quality especially playing away from home.
Tottenham vs Aston Villa: Head to Head Stats
With Villa spending a large amount of time in the top flight these two clubs have a rich history. Home or away Tottenham have won 6 of the last 7 games. Villa have recorded two wins at White Hart Lane since 2000 which includes the last time they played here in 2015 where they won 1-0. There is a 70% chance of the winning team keeping a clean sheet based on the last 10 results.
Tottenham vs Aston Villa: Prediction
The only obstacle here will be what team goes out for Tottenham, so it is best to have some confirmation since this is a cup game. Otherwise this is a game that the home side should ease to victory and into the 4th round.
Tottenham vs Aston Villa: Betting Tips
Anytime goal scorer: Son Heung-Min (Tottenham) at 6/5 (2.20)
Half Time/Full Time: Tottenham/Tottenham at 10/11 (1.90)