Aston Villa vs Tottenham 101 Great Goals: Aston Villa 1-2 Tottenham
A hard-fought win over Norwich and a huge three points against Manchester City has moved Spurs back to within touching distance of the top-four.
Although performances haven’t been the most pleasing on the eye, Jose Mourinho has started to get Tottenham winning again.
Following a short winter break, Sunday is the start of the season-defining run of fixtures for Mourinho’s side as they continue to fight in three different competitions.
Meanwhile, despite the League Cup final just two weeks away, Aston Villa will need to give Premier League action their full attention with their top-fight status coming into question.
A defeat to Bournemouth in their previous outing means just one point separates them from the bottom three.
Aston Villa vs Tottenham betting tips: Who will win?
Aston Villa are at 3/1 to claim a huge three points on Sunday.
The draw between the two teams is at 14/5 with Bet355.
Tottenham taking another big step towards the top four with a win on the weekend is at 17/20.
Premier League preview: Aston Villa vs Tottenham
This season has been full of many low points for Spurs, but having gone six games unbeaten they are certainly enjoying a high right now.
Their win over Manchester City felt like a crucial moment in their season, as Mourinho’s tactics worked to perfection.
Although the win was not as entertaining as many of Mauricio Pochettino’s biggest results, at this stage in the season and given the circumstances, getting results by any means comes first.
After the impressive win, they produced a similar display against Southampton in the FA Cup to reach the next round.
Again, many Spurs fans will have left the ground frustrated by the performance, but with their top four hopes alive again and still being involved in the FA Cup and Champions League there remains a strong sense of optimism.
Tottenham are just four points behind Chelsea, who face Manchester United this weekend.
Villa dragged into relegation battle
Defeat to Bournemouth in their previous outing has well and truly dragged Villa into a fight for Premier League survival.
Despite much cause for optimism with their route to the League Cup final, Dean Smith’s side have a lot to worry about in the league.
Their next four games will seem them come up against Spurs, an in-form Southampton side, Leicester and Chelsea.
Villa will be looking to end their 24-year wait for a trophy next month, but cannot afford to take their eye off their league form.
Just one point separates them from West Ham and Watford in the bottom-three.
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Aston Villa team news vs Tottenham
Villa are expected to have Ezri Konsa back on Sunday with the defender returning from a thigh injury.
Danny Drinkwater is a doubt with a calf injury but could recover in time to make himself available.
Meanwhile, Wesley, Tom Heaton, John McGinn, Keinan Davis and Jed Steer will all miss the clash.
Tottenham team news vs Aston Villa
Ben Davies is expected to return to the squad on the weekend.
The defender has recovered from an ankle injury and is back in training.
Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela both missed training on Wednesday.
The duo only had minor injuries but are now major doubts for Sunday.
Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko both remain sidelined.
Aston Villa predicted line-up vs Tottenham
Tottenham predicted line-up vs Aston Villa
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.