Aston Villa at Tottenham Hotspur
|Date & Time||Saturday August 10, 2019, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur -250 / Aston Villa +750 / Draw +350
Tottenham will begin their 2019 English Premier League campaign at home as they play against Aston Villa.
Tottenham had an impressive campaign last season as they finished third behind Manchester City and Liverpool. Furthermore, Tottenham also managed to qualify for the final of the UEFA Champions League. Following such a strong season, Tottenham will be desperate to challenge for major trophies this season.
Tottenham have had a solid transfer window with their biggest signing being Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon. Ndombele is expected to improve the stability and creativity of the Tottenham midfield. Kieren Trippier was the biggest player to leave Tottenham as the English player was sold to Atletico Madrid for almost £20 million. There are also rumors the Paulo Dybala may be joining Tottenham from Juventus. Overall, Tottenham have a very strong side and will be confident about their chances of challenging teams like Liverpool and Manchester City.
Looking at Aston Villa, the team played exceptionally well last season to gain promotion into the Premier League. Aston Villa finished 5th in the Championship but managed to win vital play-off games to secure promotion.
Aston Villa have been very busy during the transfer window as they have signed a number of players to strengthen their squad for this season. Wesley has signed from Club Brugge while Aston Villa have also secured the services of Tyrone Mings, Douglas Luiz, and Tom Heaton. Aston Villa have a significantly stronger team than last season but it will still be tough for them to compete against a team like Tottenham.
This match between Tottenham and Aston Villa is set to be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in North London.
Aston Villa will be excited about returning to the Premier League but I see the team beginning their season with a loss. Tottenham have a significantly stronger side and the Spurs will be boosted by the support they will receive at their home ground. Tottenham are a very good team and I see them winning this match and getting all 3 points on the board.