Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa 1/1/23 EPL Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa 1/1/23 EPL Soccer Picks, Predictions, Odds player photo
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Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa face off on Sunday in an English Premier League showdown at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. When these two teams faced off on April 9th it was Tottenham that secured the 4-0 victory. 

Tottenham currently sits in 5th place, having picked up 30 points so far this season. Tottenham faced off against Brentford on Monday and that game ended in a 2-2 draw. Harry Kane scored in the 65th minute and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored in the 71st minute to help secure a point. They had 61 percent of the possession and eight shots on target. Richarlison is still dealing with a hamstring injury, and he’s going to be out at least a couple more weeks. Djed Spence is dealing with an illness, but he could be back for this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is Aston Villa, who currently sits in 12th place in the standings having picked up 18 points. On Monday they faced off against Liverpool and they were defeated 3-1. Ollie Watkins did score in the 59th minute, but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated by two goals. Aston Villa did have 48 percent of the possession and six shots on target. Emiliano Martínez is expected to be back after the World Cup, and that should be a big boost for this team. Ashley Young could move back to the bench in this game, with Matty Cash moving into the starting lineup. 

Tottenham’s defense has shown some holes as of late, and that is going to continue here. Look for Aston Villa to score a goal or two, but their defense is going to be leaky too. This is going to be a 2-1 or 2-2 type of game, and the over is going to cash.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:Over 2.5