Aston Villa Vs Tottenham Betting Tip: Villa or Draw – 21 March 2021

Villa can compound Jose & Spurs woes

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England Aston Villa Vs Tottenham England

Sunday 21st March 2021 – 19:30 (Sky Sports)
English Premier League
Pick: Aston Villa or Draw
Odds: 8/13
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 18th March 2021)

Preview: Sunday’s result at Villa Park could have a significant bearing on which of the teams in question qualify for Europe next season. The visitors begin as favourites, though, with Tottenham having won each of the last five top-flight meetings here against Aston Villa.

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Aston Villa – Goals at a premium in Grealish absence?

Dean Smith will need to find a solution to his team’s scoring woes if Aston Villa (W12 D5 L10) are to build on an encouraging first half to the season and secure a return to European competition next term. As things stand, that is unlikely to materialise unless the attackers sharpen up or the talismanic Jack Grealish makes a miraculous return from injury. Villa have won one of the last five games the midfielder has missed.

Earlier on in the campaign, Aston Villa were averaging 2.1 goals per game in their first 13 Premier League games. However, that figure has dropped alarmingly across their last 14 fixtures, a period which seen them find the net just 12 times and record only four wins (D4 L6). They’ve not managed to score more than once, meanwhile, in any of their last nine top-flight outings.

Fortunately their defensive record remains up there with the very best in the division. Largely down to the shot-stopping expertise of Emiliano Martinez, who has kept more clean sheets this season (13) than all bar Man City’s Ederson. Eight have come on the road, though, with Villa registering 59% of their points away from Villa Park, boasting one win in their previous four league outings (D1 L2) at this ground.


Under 2.5 Goals



Tottenham – Jose feeling pressure after Zagreb debacle?

With wins in 11 of the last 12 Premier League meetings, including the last five held at Villa Park, Tottenham (W13 D6 L9) could be some people’s idea of a decent bet this weekend. I say some because I reckon a healthy number will struggle to forgive them for a dire performance in Zagreb on Thursday, when they were eliminated from the Europa League despite taking a 2-0 aggregate lead into the second leg.

The fallout from the 3-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb could be long lasting especially as their hopes of making the top four are slim at best. Spurs trail fourth placed Chelsea by five points, with this fixture their game in hand. It is a must win game, not least because they need to find some momentum from somewhere ahead of next month’s EFL Cup final against a Man City side not taking any prisoners at the moment.

Compounding a miserable situation for Jose Mourinho is the absence of Son Heung-min, scorer of a last-gasp winner in this fixture last season. Erik Lamela is also serving a suspension after his red card in last week’s North London derby, which Spurs were also below par in as they lost for the fourth Premier League away game in five – their only away success since mid-January a fortuitous 1-0 win at Fulham.


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Thursday’s demoralising exit from the Europa League following a 3-0 loss on the night in Zagreb made it five in seven away games for Tottenham, with their only wins in this time against third-bottom Fulham and Austrian side Wolfsberger. In fact, Opta tell us that each of their last eight away league victories were against sides 13th or lower in the Premier League table.


Aston Villa Vs Tottenham – Key Facts:

  • This fixture has been dominated by Tottenham who have won 11 of the previous 12 Premier League meetings, including all of the past five at Villa Park.
  • Aston Villa, who have not scored more than once in any of their last nine Premier League games, have seen their last seven league games produced a total of just 8 goals.
  • Tottenham arrive at Villa Park on the back of four defeat in their past five away league games, a run that seen them find the back of the net just three times.


Aston Villa, in ninth, aren’t in tip-top shape themselves (one win in six) but are solid enough – only Ederson has more clean sheets than Villa stopper Martinez – to frustrate a Spurs side boasting only three goals and as many points across their previous five away league games (L4). Jack Grealish remains a doubt, as does Son for Spurs though who are also missing Lamela. Meanwhile, Aston Villa’s last eight top-flight fixtures averaged just 1.14 goals per game, so this is likely to be tight again.


Best Betting Odds – Aston Villa Vs Tottenham

Aston Villa – 21/10 (BetFred)
Draw – 12/5 (PaddyPower)
Tottenham – 13/10 (Bet365)