Aston Villa – Tottenham: match preview | premier league

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Another three-game losing streak for Villa – the second such under Steven Gerrard – deflated some of the twist ushered in since Dean Smith’s November sacking. They host Spurs at a time when Antonio Conte’s side appear to be at the top of their game as they chase a top four finish – three wins on the tour, 21 goals in six league games and goalscorers popping up from all over the field. Tottenham won the reverse game in October after Matt Targett inadvertently deflected the ball into his own net, and – curiously – ‘own goals’ is Spurs’ third-highest goalscorer in the Premier League this season, with six in total . Stuart Goodwin

Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sky Sports Premier League

Place Villa Park

last season Aston Villa 0 Tottenham 2

Arbitrator Graham Scott

This season G10 Y32 0 3.2 cards/set

Odds H 9-4 A 13-10 D 13-5

ASTON-VILLA

Followers of Olsen, Youngs, Chambers, Hause, Nakamba, Buendía, Carney Chukwuemeka, Bailey, Iroegbunam, Sanson, O’Reilly, Traoré

Doubtful Nakamba (fitness match), Hause (abs), Digne (illness)

injured Nothing

Suspended Nothing

Discipline Y67 R2

Form WWWLLL

Best striker Watkins 8

TOTTENHAM

Followers of Gollini, Sanchez, Rodon, Winks, White, Bowden, Bergwijn, Moura, Scarlett, Devine

Doubtful Reguilon (knee)

injured Skipp (pelvis, unknown), Tanganga (knee, July 1), Sessegnon (thigh, April 16)

Suspended Nothing

Discipline Y51 R1

Form WWLWWW

Best striker Son 14

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