Barclays Premier League: Tottenham vs. Aston Villa preview and betting tips - Lets

Monday November 2, 2015 20:00 pm – White Hart Lane

Monday night football is back and this week Tottenham Hotspur will attempt to extend their nine-game unbeaten run against an Aston Villa side that have lost eight of their last nine.

Spurs proving hard to beat

Since a narrow defeat to Manchester United on the opening day of the season, Spurs have not lost a single Barclays Premier League game. They remain one of only two teams – the other being Leicester City – that have only been defeated once all season.

With that kind of record, you would expect the North London team to be sitting comfortably in the European places but a record of five draws (joint-highest in the league) has left them hovering just out of the limelight in sixth place.

This weekend they welcome a team that may or may not have appointed a new manager in time for kick off.

Aston Villa set to welcome new boss

While Spurs can claim to be the only team not to have lost since the opening day of the season, Villa hold the dubious honour of being the only team without a win since that same day – when they narrowly beat Bournemouth away from home.

Since then, things have been going from bad to worse for the Villains, and they now sit manger-less at the bottom of the table following the inevitable departure of beleaguered boss Tim Sherwood.

Before Sherwood even had time to clear his desk, Remi Garde’s name was being touted as a replacement, and it now seems almost certain that the former Arsenal player will be installed as the next boss at Villa Park. Unfortunately for Villa fans, the Frenchman’s appointment may come too late to have any effect on Monday night’s game.

Recent form

Tottenham: WDDWW

Aston Villa: LLLLL


It really is a case of “the only way is up” for Villa but any upward trajectory may have to be put on hold for another week as they face the tricky task of challenging Spurs on their own patch.

Tottenham have only conceded three goals at home all season, winning two and drawing three of their games at the Lane. They drew 0-0 against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool last time out but should find it much easier to find a way past an Aston Villa backline completely lacking in confidence.

If you are quick, you can still get a best price of 4/1 on Remi Garde becoming the new Villa manager if you open an account with Betfair. However, an annoucement is expected soon!

Having put four past Man City and five past Bournemouth in recent weeks, it seems like Spurs have finally found the scoring touch to add to their defensive solidity. However, Villa may just park the bus for this one as they attempt to limit the damage before the new boss’s arrival. The 1-0 home win can be backed at 6/1 with Bet365.

Remember, Betfair will give you 4/1 for Remi Garde to be the next Aston Villa permanent manager or money back as a free bet if you lose. Click here to open your account.

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