Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur 10/20/2013 Free English Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Aston Villa (3-1-3) Tottenham Hotspur (4-1-2)
Sunday 20th October 2013 16:00(GMT)
The Line: Aston Villa 13/5 Draw 5/2 Tottenham Hotspur 21/20 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; NBC Sports
Tottenham suffered an embaressing defeat last time out when they succumbed to West Ham United 3-0 in White Hart Lane, Tottenham were poor on the day but its the first game this season where the team truly did not play well. In three away games this term Spurs have only conceded one goal but have also only scored two goals. Two one nil wins either side of a one nil loss. Tottenham coach Andre Villa Boas is obviously still trying to find the right balance in his side with so many new players coming in last summer, Soldado, Lamela, Ericksen,Paulinho its hard to just fit players into a system even if they players are top class.
Aston Villa should have star striker Christian Benteke back after an injury layoff, the team had a terrific win without Benteke against Manchester City last time out. Twice coming from behind to get a 3-2 win, the unlikeliest of wins. Paul Lambert will be hoping his side can build on that great win and will look to Agbonlahor, Benteke, Vlaar and Guzan to lead by example. This is a young Aston Villa team and they have been very hard to predict so far this season, at home they have lost two and won one with the losses coming against Liverpool and Newcastle and of course the win coming in that 3-2 classic against Manchester City.
Tough game this one and not one I will be heavily investing in, I am going to take Tottenham to get the win in this one, they are 21/20 currently and are the better team but its just a matter of converting chances. I think Villa Boas will have his side razor sharp coming into this game off the International break and look for Roberto Soldado to finally get his first goal from open play in this one. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo