Match Preview: Spurs v Villa (win or lose?)
SUN 03 OCT 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE 2pm
Venue: Tottenham stadium
Our record so far in the league is WWWLLL. Will this match against Villa put us back where we started at the beginning of the season, on a high? Not easy to predict with the way we are playing at the moment.
Our three wins were against City, Wolves and Watford, while our defeats came from Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal (conceding 9 goals, while only scoring one). Will Nuno be like the Phoenix and take us above the ashes or lead us to even further ruin?
Villa’s record of seven points taken from the last 12 has seen them rise to eighth in the table. Their previous game was a win at Old Trafford. Not since December 2009 have Villa marched to three consecutive Premier League wins with three clean sheets. Still, the second game of that sequence was a 1-0 win away at Man United, an omen before the trip to an underperforming Spurs side or just a coincidence?
Villa’s last visit to our stadium saw them beat us 2-1.
Harry Kane returned to goalscoring form in our game against NS Mura and will probably lead the attack against Villa this Sunday.
Steven Bergwijn is unlikely to recover from an ankle injury, while Ryan Sessegnon remains out.
They will remain without Leon Bailey and Morgan Sanson. Axel Tuanzebe is available, having been ineligible to face his parent club Manchester United last weekend.
My possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Emerson, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Lo Celso, Alli; Lucas, Kane, Son
My thoughts and prediction.
Spurs are so topsy-turvy at the moment that you might as well just throw a coin in the air and see which side it lands. I’ve never felt so depressed supporting Spurs for a very long time.
Villa are on a lift after beating United, while we are in a different place. In our dismal derby defeat against the Gooners, it wasn’t just a defeat but humiliation as well. Nuno has to correct the mood and morale of our players, but he also needs to get Kane back to his usual self, shouldering all the clubs and his own problems and being the God the money makers believe him to be. My head says there will be another disaster, while my heart says we will win by one goal.
Tottenham’s 56 shots so far this season is the least of any team in the Premier League.
We have won 10 of the last 12 Premier League meetings.
Villa won this fixture 2-1 last season and could earn successive league victories against us for the first time since 2008.
It could also be the first time since 1995 that the Villa records consecutive away wins over us.
We are in danger of losing four Premier League games in a row for the first time since November 2004. We could concede three or more goals in four consecutive top-flight fixtures for the first time since 1958.
Harry Kane could go six Premier League appearances without a goal for the first time since the opening six games of the 2015-16 season.
Son has six goals and four assists in his past 11 league games at our stadium. He has scored three of Spurs’ four Premier League goals so far this season.
They could win three consecutive Premier League matches without conceding for the first time since December 2009.
Since the beginning of last season, Villa’s 18 top-flight clean sheets are only bettered by Manchester City’s 24 and Chelsea’s 22.
Villa have scored five of their nine league goals this season from set-pieces – only Liverpool, with six, have scored more.
In his last six appearances against us, Danny Ings has six goals
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form:
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Aston Villa Premier League form:
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So, that is it. It will either be another horror show or the beginning of a revival, or just another pick N mix continuation.
Be safe and see you at the match on Sunday.
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
Before becoming a season ticket holder, I stood on the shelf and various other parts of the ground since the 1960s (the season of the double). In 1987 I became one of the first to hold a Spurs Membership card. I was also a life long member of the Spurs supporters club (now defunct).
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