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Preview: Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur – Prediction, Team News, Line-ups

Premier League action continues on Sunday as Aston Villa welcome Tottenham Hotspur to West Midlands for an exciting top-flight clash. 

Unai Emery’s side played out a goalless draw with Ajax in the Europa Conference League last time out, while Spurs sealed a 3-1 success against Crystal Palace in their latest fixture

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Aston Villa will enter Sunday’s home game on the back of a goalless draw with Ajax in the first leg of their Europa Conference League last-16 tie. 

Both sides failed to create many clear cut chances and both teams finished with 10 players after Ezri Konsa and Tristan Gooijer received their marching orders from the pitch. 

The Lions will now turn their focus to the Premier League where they are bidding to finish in the Champions League places. 

Unai Emery’s men won their third consecutive top-flight game last weekend as they edged Luton Town in a 3-2 thriller at Kenilworth Road. 

The result leaves them fourth in the Premier League standings with five points clear of their closest challengers Tottenham Hotspur. 

The Lions have the opportunity to create further distance by beating Ange Postecoglou’s side on Sunday. 

The last three fixtures between these two sides have all been won by Villa, and one needs to go back to 2022 for the last Spurs win, a bizarre game which AVFC dominated on xG but somehow ended up losing 4-0

The Lilywhites slumped to a disappointing 2-1 loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers last month but returned to winning ways against Crystal Palace last weekend. 

Eberechi Eze broke the deadlock with a 59th minute free-kick before Timo Werner scored his first Tottenham goal to spark a brilliant comeback. 

Cristian Romero and Son Heung-min added goals as the North Londoners sealed a 3-1 success. 

Team News 

Manager Unai Emery will not be able to avail the services of Emiliano Buendia, Tyrone Mings, Boubacar Kamara and Jhon Duran due to fitness issues on Sunday. Jacob Ramsey’s availability is doubtful and he will be assessed this weekend. 

As for Tottenham, Richarlison will be missing for the Villa Park encounter due to a knee problem. The other Spurs’ absentees include Fraser Forster, Manor Solomon and Ryan Sessegnon. 

Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur potential line-ups 

Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Carlos, Moreno; Diaby, Luiz, McGinn, Bailey; Tielemans; Watkins

Tottenham Hotspur: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bentancur, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Maddison, Werner; Son

Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur prediction 

Ange Postecoglou’s side have yet to rediscover their best form and their performances haven’t been very convincing in recent weeks. But Spurs have some top quality players in their ranks such as Son Heung-min and James Maddison. Therefore, we are backing for a draw on Sunday. 

Aston Villa 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur 

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