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Aston Villa v Tottenham: Spurs to take initiative at Villa Park

| 01.11.2014

Aston Villa play host to Tottenham in the Premier League trying to halt a miserable run of losing without finding the net, but it won’t be easy against one of their bogey teams.

As a result of five successive losses Villa are deemed to be the 13/5 outsiders for victory, the draw is a 5/2 chance and despite defeat to Newcastle last time out, Spurs are pretty firm 11/10 favourites.

We’ve found it a difficult result to call, but have provided three tasty-looking tips for the contest nonetheless.

Tottenham to lead after 30 minutes @ 11/5

Spurs have scored more goals inside the first half an hour of games than their hosts have managed to net all season, with five plying four.

This bet would have landed in three of leaky Villa’s last five league games, while Mesut Ozil’s strike for Arsenal at the outset of this desperate run arrived in the 32 minute.

Emmanuel Adebayor to score first @ 5/1

Tottenham’s Togolese target man has failed to hit the heights of last season thus far, but he did notch his second goal of the campaign on his last Premier League start at home to Newcastle.

That strike should have earned the beanpole striker another chance from the start against Paul Lambert’s side, whom he has an excellent scoring record against.

Adebayor has scored seven league goals versus the Villans and four in his last four starts, including a penalty last season.

Both teams to score @ 8/11

Villa may have suffered a terribly lean spell of failing to find the net in their last five games, but the Midlands club have never gone six league matches without scoring.

This bet would also have scored in three of defensively-unstable Tottenham’s last four top-flight outings.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.