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Aston Villa v Spurs: Spurs to edge to one-goal victory

| 05.05.2012

Only Wolves are on a worse winless Premier League streak than Aston Villa at present and 3/1 looks fine value that Alex McLeish’s men fall to a one-goal defeat at home to Tottenham.

Villa are only three points above the relegation places and a large reason for this is the poorness of their home form across the campaign as a whole and their general form in recent weeks.

While the majority of other teams flirting with relegation have discovered some form of late, Villa have gone eight games without a win to be sucked towards the bottom three.

Tottenham’s trip is their final home game of the season, but the fact they have averaged just one point at Villa Park this season is a cause for concern.

Meanwhile, they are without a home win against any of the top eight in the standings and have failed to take a single point off any of the current top four.

All of the home defeats against Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal have been by a single goal and Tottenham could emulate these achievements.

Alternatively, Tottenham are 10/11 to claim victory to take their pursuit of third spot until the final day of the season.

Although Spurs have won their last two games, their away success at Bolton was their first on the road in nine games.

This will give Villa hope, while they should not need much incentive to perform to their best as a victory would secure their Premier League survival following a tricky season.

It is 3/1 that Aston Villa triumph, although the draw at 12/5 will have some appeal as Villa have not beaten Spurs in six Premier League meetings.

Emmanuel Adebayor scored both goals in Tottenham’s victory over Villa at White Hart Lane and may prove the best option in the first scorer offerings again at 5/1.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.