Prediction and odds for the game: Aston Villa (3/1) v Tottenham (17/20)
We are backing the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/6
When: Sunday 16th February 2020, Kick-off 2 PM
Where: Villa Park
On Sunday afternoon, relegation-threatened Aston Villa host Tottenham at Villa Park in the Premier League.
Dean Smith’s side has enjoyed mixed fortunes of late in the Premier League. However, a record of just three wins in their last 12 league outings has led to the Villans current position of just one point above the relegation zone.
A 2-1 defeat at fellow strugglers Bournemouth last time out in the top-flight means that Villa have now won just once in their last four league outings. The Villans recent league games have been entertaining for the neutrals, as there have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six outings in the English top-flight.
Villa have enjoyed mixed results on home soil of late in the Premier League, as Smith’s team has won three and lost three of their last six league outings in the English top-flight. Just like their league games in general of late, Villa’s home games have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last nine league games at Villa Park.
The visitors league form has improved of late, as Spurs have now taken a possible seven points from their last three Premier League matches. A 2-0 home win over Manchester City last time out means that the team from north London have recorded two straight wins.
A victory in this clash would move Tottenham up to fifth-place and a point behind fourth-place Chelsea, who face Manchester United on Monday night.
Tottenham’s recent league matches have been low-scoring, with four of their last five Premier League games producing under 2.5 goals.
Despite their recent improvement in results in the Premier League, Spurs still have a poor recent record. Jose Mourinho’s team has won just one of their last five league matches on their travels. Going back a bit further, Spurs have managed to win just two of their last 18 away games in the Premier League.
Tottenham have kept just one clean sheet in 19 matches in the English top-flight. However, that solitary clean sheet came in a goalless draw against Watford in their last away match. Although Spurs’ recent away matches have not always been goal-fests, both teams have scored in six of their last eight away games in the top-flight.
Tottenham are in slightly better form than the home side heading into this game. However, their poor away form in recent seasons means they are by no means certainties to win this game. Villa’s recent form has been unconvincing, so a home win is not a tempting bet either.
Instead, we are going to focus on the goals market. We are backing this game to produce over 2.5 goals, as both teams recent matches have been high-scoring. The other bet we are recommending is Jack Grealish to be an anytime scorer, as the attacking midfielder has impressed of late and maybe has not yet got the reward he deserves for his displays.
Verdict: We are backing the over 2.5 goals scored at 4/6 and/or Jack Grealish as an anytime scorer at odds of 13/5.
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