Tottenham vs Aston Villa Odds – Sunday 8th January 2017 – 16:00 – BBC One
Tottenham are 30/100 with the draw at 17/4 and Aston Villa are 9/1
Betting tips and match preview | FA Cup
Tottenham welcome Aston Villa to White Hart Lane in the third round of the FA Cup, with the big boys now entering proceedings.
Spurs come into this match in great form, having secured five successive wins, the last a 2-0 win at home against Chelsea.
Two excellent headers from Dele Alli (45+1, 54), either side of the half-time interval sealed a deserved win for Spurs.
It ends a run of 13 successive wins for Chelsea, who have been incredible since the defeat against Arsenal.
Deli Alli has been in sublime form for Spurs, scoring 7 in his last four appearances, scoring twice in the last three matches.
It means Tottenham have managed to keep the title race alive, cutting Chelsea’s lead to just 5 points at the top of the league.
Tottenham Looking For Run
Tottenham still find themselves seven points behind leaders Chelsea, they will look to close the gap further in the upcoming matches.
Chelsea ended both Tottenham’s title chances last season, and their unbeaten run this season so to avenge that will delight the Spurs players.
Pochettino will be wanting his side to build on that winning form in the FA Cup, it has been a long time since Spurs won a trophy.
Tottenham have had an excellent festive period so far, winning all of their games comfortably during a congested period.
Tottenham come into this match as favourites, with just the two defeats this season they have been very hard to beat.
This will be a tough fixture for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, with the FA cup throwing up some wonderful results over the years.
Pochettino will be wanting to build on Spurs excellent recent record against Villa, winning 8 of their last 9 meetings.
Premier Appointment For Villa
Aston Villa come into this match in mixed form, they are have had a real mixed bag in the last six fixtures.
They come into this match on the back of a 1-0 defeat away against Cardiff, their second away defeat in this sequence.
Joe Ralls (16) opened the scoring for the Cardiff in the first half, it turned out to be the only goal of the game.
Cardiff had the better of the first half and were excellent value for their lead, goalkeeper Brian Murphy remained strong to secure all three points.
Promotion The Aim For Villa
Aston Villa are enjoying a good season themselves, since the appointment of Steve Bruce they have turned the corner.
They have secured excellent wins against Burton Albion, QPR and Wigan in recent games, and a great draw against in form Leeds United.
Villa are a long way off the play offs, they find themselves seven points behind Sheffield Wednesday as it stands.
Bruce’s men come into this match as underdogs, with Tottenham’s pedigree, form and home advantage informing the bookies.
Aston Villa are plying their trade in the Championship, one below Tottenham, who have just beaten the best side in the country at the moment.
Villa will be looking to improve on their overall record against Tottenham, in 143 games they have won 49, drawn 32 and lost 62.
Both teams are 1/1 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Tottenham are Harry Kane at 11/4 with Vincent Janssen at 100/30. For Villa, Ross McCormack is at 11/1 with Gabriel Agbonlahor and Libor Kozak at 12/1.
The last time these two sides met Tottenham won 2-0 and the odds of the same scoreline are 5/1.
Tottenham vs Aston Villa Odds
Tip 1 – Janssen to score first @ 100/30
Tip 2 – Spurs to win 3-1 @ 10/1