Premier League betting – Aston Villa vs Spurs
Aston Villa vs Spurs betting preview
Aston Villa Form: WDLLLW League Position: 15th
Aston Villa recovered from three straight defeats last time out in the Premier League to record only their fifth league win of the season. While Villa will need to start finding some consistency under Gerard Houllier if they are to steer themselves away from the Premier League relegation zone, as they currently stand only 4 points above it. Even after losing only once at home this season, the Villans go into this tie under dogs and a good price for an upset at 9/4 with Victor Chandler. Gabriel Agbonlahor is yet to get off the mark this season after suffering with various injury complaints, but the young striker is a great price at 7/1 with Bet365 to open the scoring. Attacking midfielder Ashley Young is hoping to be fit for the visit of Spurs on Boxing Day after knee ligament damage, but the clash should come too soon for Stiliyan Petrov and Fabian Delph, with Luke Young and Steve Sidwell still missing out.
Tottenham Form: DWWWDD League Position: 5th
Tottenham will be looking to keep in the running for the Champions League places at the very least when they travel to Villa on Saturday after two draws against Birmingham and Chelsea. Although Spurs still haven’t kept a clean sheet in the league since the opening day, their games have produced goals, with 13 of their games in all competitions this season producing 4 or more. Gareth Bale has been in great form this term scoring 5 goals in the league and the Welshman is most definitely the danger man. With that in mind, Coral are offering really good odds of 3/1 for the Winger to provide an assist at any point during the match. Although top scorer Rafael Van Der Vaart will still miss the clash through injury, as will Tom Huddleston, Jermaine Jenas, Ledley King and Jamie O’Hara.
Match Prediction: Tottenham WIN best priced at 7/5 Stan James
Tottenham will be looking to keep their title hopes alive on Boxing Day when they take on a Villa side struggling to find some consistency. Despite Villa being as low as 15th they are only 7 points behind the visitors Spurs, and a victory on Saturday could be a big boost for Gerard Houllier. However Redknapp’s men have produced some good performances this season and should go on to get the victory. A 2-1 away win should bring a good return with odds of 9/1 being offered at Sky Bet.
Gareth Bale to provide an assist – 3/1 Coral
2-1 Tottenham Win – 9/1 Sky Bet
Gabriel Agbonlahor to score first – 7/1 Bet 365
By Sam Markham
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