Tottenham v Aston Villa betting tips: Kane on a mission
Tottenham v Aston Villa betting tips and odds
Harry Kane scored a 20-minute hat-trick from off the bench on Thursday night, but Tottenham have a much stiffer test on their hands when they face Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
Nuno Espirito Santo played an unfamiliar line-up for the 5-1 Europa Conference League group win against Mura and will recall his senior players for the clash with Villa, who beat Manchester United last time out.
Spurs are 11/10 favourites despite an embarrassing north London derby defeat last weekend, so let’s look at the options in our Tottenham v Aston Villa betting tips.
Kane has not scored in five Premier League appearances, so his confidence will have been given a boost by his second-half treble.
However, Nuno was forced to introduce the England captain, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura on the hour mark when the hosts were holding a fragile one-goal lead against the lowest-ranked team in the competition so Villa have reasons to be optimistic this weekend.
Villa are three places above Tottenham, beat Manchester United and Everton without conceding in their last two outings and they won this fixture 2-1 last season.
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) September 27, 2021
The away team has been successful in eight of the last 12 meetings between these teams, so Dean Smith’s side to pick up three points at 12/5 is not out of the question and a third successive win to nil is priced at 11/2.
Interestingly, there has not been a draw in any of the last dozen matches, but that outcome can be backed at 12/5 with goals thrown into the equation available at 16/5 in our Tottenham v Aston Villa betting tips.
One team has won from behind in three of the last four clashes, so we go 10/1 and 16/1 respectively on Spurs and Villa doing it the hard way.
Nuno started with a front three of Dane Scarlett, Giovani Lo Celso and Bryan Gil on Thursday, but they could all make way for Kane, Son and Moura on Sunday when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is also expected to return to the heart of midfield.
“Important for players that work every day to have minutes.” 🗣
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 30, 2021
Smith remains without Jamaica winger Leon Bailey, although he is expected to return to training soon.
Villa lined up in a 3-5-2 at Old Trafford with Matt Targett and Matty Cash playing out wide and Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings up front.
Kane is the 16/5 favourite to break the deadlock and 23/20 to end his Premier League drought, while Son, who scored a double at Villa Park two seasons ago, is 4/1 and 6/4 in the two markets.
Dele Alli scored from the penalty spot on Thursday and although he won’t be on spot-kick duties this weekend, the midfielder is 10/1 to bag the game’s opening goal or 7/2 to score as one of our Tottenham v Aston Villa betting tips.
Where: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
When: 14:00, Sunday 3rd October
How to watch: N/A
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication