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Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides a preview, prediction and betting tips for Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa in the Premier League on Oct 3, 2021.
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips

This article covers Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:

o – Tottenham Hotspur win 2.1/1

o – Draw 3.6/1

o – Aston Villa win 3.3/1

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa: Match details

Match: Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa

Competition: Premier League

Date: October 3, 2021

Kick-off time: 2:00 pm, October 3, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Tottenham supporters wave flags inside the ground ahead of the first Premier League game to be played at their new stadium, the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on April 3, 2019. – The new 62,062-seat stadium is set to be used for the first time in the Premier League when Crystal Palace visit on Wednesday. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Aston Villa

Tottenham Hotspur welcomes Aston Villa to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Sunday for this Premier League match.

The Lilywhites have the upper hand in the head-to-head, with 22 wins to Aston Villa’s 15, from their 52 encounters in the Premier League.

Spurs’ record is even stronger at home, winning exactly half of their 26 matches. Although, the pair traded away wins last season which included a 1-2 victory for Villa back in May.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – JULY 24: Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly between Stoke City and Aston Villa at bet365 Stadium on July 24, 2021 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa: Recommended bets

The last match in this head-to-head ended in a 1-2 win for Villa in London. 101 Great Goals’ prediction of Spurs 1 – 2 Aston Villa is available at odds of 13/1.

3-1 Spurs win. Spurs’ last home victory over Aston Villa came back in August 2019 by a scoreline of 3-1. A repeat of this score on Sunday is available at odds of 19/1.

1-1 draw. There hasn’t been a draw in this head-to-head in the last 14 matches, since a 1-1 stalemate in Birmingham during the 2011/12 season. Odds of 7.5/1 are available if you see this match finishing with the same 1-1 result.

Over 2.5 goals. Spurs’ last 3 home matches in this head-to-head have all been over 2.5 goal games. You can back another high scoring game here on Sunday with odds of 1.9/1 for over 2.5 goals.

Harry Kane Goalscorer. No player has more goals in this head-to-head than Harry Kane. He has 7 goals in 8 Premier League appearances against Villa and has scored in 4 of his last 5 games against them. The England captain is the 4/1 favourite to score the game’s opener on Sunday. Or 1.9/1 to bag a goal at any time during the game against Aston Villa.


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Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 10: Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa: What are the betting odds?

The Lilywhites are 2.1/1 to end their run of 3 consecutive league defeats by taking all 3 points from Aston Villa on Sunday.

Whereas, the Villans are 3.3/1 to pick up back-to-back away wins at Tottenham for the first time since 1995.

Odds of 3.6/1 are available if you see Spurs and Aston Villa cancelling each other out on Sunday for the first time in 15 games.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa – recent form and head to head statistics

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa form
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa - 2:1
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Mura Murska Sobota - 5:1
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Arsenal FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 3:1
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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Tottenham Hotspur - 2:2
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea FC - 0:3
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Aston Villa vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2:3
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa - 2:1
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Manchester United vs Aston Villa - 0:1
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Chelsea FC vs Aston Villa - 1:1
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Aston Villa vs Everton FC - 3:0
Last 5 games for Tottenham Hotspur
October 3, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Aston Villa
September 30, 2021 UEFA Europa Conference League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 5 - 1 Mura Murska Sobota
September 26, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 3 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
September 22, 2021 EFL Cup 21/22 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur
September 19, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 3 Chelsea FC
Last 5 games for Aston Villa
October 16, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 2 - 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
October 3, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Aston Villa
September 25, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Manchester United 0 - 1 Aston Villa
September 22, 2021 EFL Cup 21/22 Chelsea FC 1 - 1 Aston Villa
September 18, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Aston Villa 3 - 0 Everton FC
Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa Premier League 21/22 form
Tottenham Hotspur Aston Villa
7 Matches played 8
4 Matches won 3
64 Goal attempts 80
26 Shots on goal 28
24 Shots off goal 31
33 Corner kicks 45
47% Average ball possession 48%
14 Shots blocked 21
15 Cards given 17
94 Free kicks 119
9 Offsides 12
5 Goals by foot 9
6 Goals scored 12
10 Goals conceded 12
0 Shots on post 1
0 Goals by head 2
Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa statistics for most recent head to head matches
Tottenham Hotspur Aston Villa
53 Matches 53
27 Home Matches 26
26 Away Matches 27
78 Total Goals 50
1.47 Average Goals Scored 0.94
25 Wins 15
15 Losses 25
13 Draws 13
Last 5 games & match results between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa
October 3, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1 Aston Villa
May 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2 Aston Villa
March 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Aston Villa 0 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur
February 16, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Aston Villa 2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur
August 10, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 1 Aston Villa

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – JULY 24: Emiliano Buendia of Aston Villa looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly between Stoke City and Aston Villa at bet365 Stadium on July 24, 2021 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa: Match preview

If Spurs’ 3 wins from 3 to start the season simply masked the problems they had, then last weekend’s defeat in the North London derby just laid them bare for the world to see.

It has been mentioned before that expected goals, or xG, can be prescient for an up-turn or down-turn in results for clubs. In fact, it was highlighted for Spurs prior to their appearance in the 2019 Champions League final. Their underlying xG numbers showed they weren’t creating chances in the same volume and quality, while at the other end they were giving up more frequent and better chances to opponents.

Good finishing and goalkeeping can have you outperforming underlying numbers over a period but it will catch up with you. The collapse Spurs suffered the following season, ultimately seeing Mauricio Pochettino replaced as manager, was the conclusion of this.

Based on xG, it is suggested that Spurs would ordinarily have picked up just 4 points from their opening 3 games of the season instead of the 9 they collected from a trio of 1-0 wins. Of course, the inherent flaw in xG is that it ignores game state. Once Spurs got a goal ahead in those games, the same impetus wasn’t there to attack. It is about keeping what you have instead of still searching for a goal. The same is also true of their opponents, who throw players forward and likely accumulate more xG while chasing a goal than the team already ahead.

To put this into more familiar language, goals change games. Unlike many other team sports, football is an incredibly low scoring game. There are usually 0-3 goal scoring events in a game that registers thousands of lines of events. Most games finish with a margin of a single goal or less. This sees huge tactical shifts from teams based on a single goal in games.

So, while a sample size of just three games, and with all this in mind about game states, it is difficult to make predictions based on those outings. Getting a goal, and then protecting what you have is an approach likely as old as the game itself. It has highlighted, though, a lot of unanswered questions for Tottenham.

What would happen if they didn’t get that goal to hold onto? What would happen if the opponent scored first? We now have the answers to these questions after seeing the games against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and now Arsenal.

This led to the club’s largest official supporters club, Tottenham Supporters’ Trust, contacting the club’s board of directors for a meeting to discuss the club’s vision.

On Sunday, Spurs face a Villa side who are on the up and full of confidence. After defeat on opening day against Watford, and losing their star player over the summer, there was a lot of concern over how the season would pan out. However, 10 points from their last 5 games, which included facing 3 of the sides in joint-second place as things stand, is a fantastic return.

It makes it hard to look past Villa at the moment, which leaves us predicting Nuno’s difficult start to life at Spurs continuing a while longer.


Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Tottenham Hotspur’s Sergio Reguilon receives treatment due to an injury during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. Picture date: Sunday March 21, 2021. (Photo by Rui Vieira/PA Images via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur team news vs Aston Villa

Spurs don’t have any major injury worries at the moment, with only 2 players out, who are both being assessed game to game.

Ryan Sessegnon is yet to make a league appearance for Spurs this season. He was an unused substitute in the club’s first 3 games of the season, but has been ruled out since by injury. Sessegnon is out once again for this weekend, but hopefully can get back and build up some fitness over the coming international week.

Like Sessegnon, Steven Bergwijn hasn’t been involved in the last 3 Premier League squads for Spurs. He has a painful ankle injury which is preventing him from full training with the rest of the squad. Once the pain subsides, he will return to full-contact training. However, the Dutchman also won’t be available for Sunday’s game.

Sergio Reguilón and Dele Alli were the only players to start last weekend’s North London derby and the Europa League match on Thursday against Slovenia’s Mura. Nuno is expected to ring the changes again here, with most of the starting XI from last weekend being recalled.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings sits on the pitch with an injury during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

Aston Villa team news vs Tottenham Hotspur

Axel Tuanzebe didn’t feature in last weekend’s 0-1 at Old Trafford due to Premier League loan rules prohibiting players from featuring against their parent clubs. Kortney Hause made his first league start of the season in his absence and scored the only goal of the game. Dean Smith now faces a selection headache on whether to recall Tuanzebe to the starting XI or reward Hause’s match-winning performance last weekend with another start here.

Trezeguet suffered a knee injury at Anfield towards the end of last season. He’s had a successful operation and is currently in rehab but won’t feature again this year.

Morgan Sanson impressed in his only appearance of the season against Chelsea in the EFL Cup. However, he has since been out due to a thigh injury. Sanson is ruled out again for this weekend, but he should be back shortly after the international break.

Leon Bailey is yet to start in the league for Villa but has made numerous impressive cameos. However, he was absent from the squad last weekend and is expected to be out again here with a minor muscle injury. He too should be back after the internationals.

Keinan Davis is yet to feature this season due to a knee injury. He is out of his knee brace, though, and is expected back in training this month. Of course, it will take some time to build up fitness to a level sufficient to be involved with the squad again.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur line-up vs Aston Villa

Tottenham Hotspur's predicted XI to face Aston Villa.

Tottenham Hotspur’s predicted XI to face Aston Villa.

Predicted Aston Villa line-up vs Tottenham Hotspur

Aston Villa's predicted XI to face Tottenham Hotspur.

Aston Villa’s predicted XI to face Tottenham Hotspur.


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The Premier League table as it stands:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Chelsea FC 7 5 1 1 15 3 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 7 4 3 0 17 6 11 15
3 Manchester City 7 4 2 1 14 3 11 14
4 Manchester United 7 4 2 1 14 6 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 4 2 1 13 8 5 14
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 4 2 1 8 5 3 14
7 Brentford FC 7 3 3 1 10 6 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 4 0 3 6 10 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 3 2 2 14 10 4 11
10 Aston Villa 7 3 1 3 10 9 1 10
11 Arsenal FC 7 3 1 3 5 10 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 3 0 4 5 6 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 2 2 3 9 12 -3 8
14 Crystal Palace 7 1 4 2 8 11 -3 7
15 Watford FC 7 2 1 4 7 10 -3 7
16 Leeds United 7 1 3 3 7 14 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 0 4 3 5 10 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 0 3 4 5 11 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 0 3 4 8 16 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 0 1 6 2 16 -14 1
Last updated: 1 min ago

This article was edited by Conor Laird.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa?

2:00 pm on Sunday Oct 3, 2021 (UK Time)

What are the betting odds for Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa?

Tottenham Hotspur win 2.1/1 | Aston Villa win 3.3/1 | Draw 3.6/1

What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa?

101 Great Goals predicts: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Aston Villa

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