Can Villa stop their losing run?

Last updated: October 30, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Monday, 8pm
Venue: White Hart Lane
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: WLDDD
Away form: LLLLW
Last season: 0-1
Competition: The Premier League

Tim Sherwood was sacked after the sixth consecutive Premiership defeat for Aston Villa and that was no surprise for anyone. Now, Kevin MacDonald is going to be a temporary manager until the chairman finds the appropriate man for the position. With only 4 points achieved from 10 games and 8 defeats, Aston Villa are at the bottom of the standings and The Lions are going to fight for their place in The Premier League. Aston Villa have also one of the worst stats in the league. The Lions have scored only 9 goals and have conceded 17 in their net in the first ten games.

On the other hand, Tottenham’s players enjoyed their last Premiership match against Bournemouth, winning 5-1 at The Vitality Stadium. Spurs turned things around after losing 0-1 in the first minute of the game. Harry Kane was the key to Tottenham’s success, scoring a hat-trick in The Cherries net. Without a single defeat at White Hart Lane, Spurs are absolute favourites for the match and football analysts think they won’t have any problems against The Villains.

Team News

Okore and Gardner have finally recovered from their injuries, so there are no injured players in Aston Villa’s squad and the head coach, MacDonald, can use the best he has.

Algerian midfielder, Bentaleb, has recovered from his ankle injury and is going to find his place on the Spurs’ bench.

Heung-Min Son is still suffering from an ankle injury and is not ready to play. The attacker cost Tottenham 25m. euros, but after just 5 games played he picked up an injury.

Carroll, Fazio and Pritchard are sidelined too. The Argentinian is suffering from a hamstring problem, Pritchard is expected to return to full training in January.

Expected line-ups:

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris, Vertonghen, Rose, Alderweireld, Walker, Dier, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen, Lamela, Kane
Subs Mason, N’Jie, Davies, Vorm, Bentaleb, Townsend, Trippier.
Injured: Son, Pritchard, Chadli, Fazio, Carroll
Not available:
Aston Villa (4-3-3): Guzan, Hutton, Richards, Clark, Amavi, Sanchez, Sinclair, Westwood, Agbonlahor, Grealish, Gestede
Subs Charles Gil, Cole, Bennett, Veretout, Bacuna, J. Ayew, Bunn.
Not available:

Key Battle

harry kane Kane this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
10 860 4 3,7 0 1 1 0
agbonlahor Agbonlahor this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
6 520 0 1 2 0 0 0

So far this season

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Tottenham this season Aston Villa this season
6 League Position 20
2 (2) (at home) Wins (away) 0 (1)
5-1 vs. Bournemouth Biggest win 1-0 vs. Bournemouth
3 (2) (at home) Draws (away) 2 (0)
0 (1) (at home) Losses (away) 4 (4)
0-1 to Manchester United Biggest Defeat 0-2 to Chelsea
Kane (4) Top scorer Gestede (3)
Eriksen (3) Assist Leader Amavi, Agbonlahor (2)
Y22, R1 Discipline Y20, R0
3 Failures to score 4
4 Clean Sheets 1
5 Both Teams to Score Games 5
4 Over 2.5 Games 5
6 Under 2.5 Games 5
  • Tottenham won 6 of the last 7 games between these two teams. However, the last match at White Hart Lane ended with a 1-0 victory for Aston Villa.
  • Spurs have won 60 of all 141 games between the teams. There has been 32 draws and 49 victories for The Lions.
  • Aston Villa have recorded four consecutive away defeats in The Premier League. Their only win of the season was on the opening day against Bournemouth.
  • Tottenham haven’t lost at home in The Premiership so far. Spurs won on two occasions and ended with a draw three times.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goal-scorer
11/04/15 The Premier League Tottenham 0-1 Aston Villa Benteke 35′
02/11/14 The Premier League Aston Villa 1-2 Tottenham A. Weimann 16′
11/05/14 The Premier League Tottenham 3-0 Aston Villa Paulinho 14′
20/10/13 The Premier League Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham Townsend 31′
24/09/13 The Capital One Cup Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham Defoe 45′