Spurs vs Villa – Managerial history leads to home win
All avenues point to a Tottenham win over Aston Villa if the recent statistics relating to the two managers involved are taken into consideration.
Villa boss Gerard Houllier has won both games since taking over at the club, but does not have the greatest record at White Hart Lane from his previous trips to the ground with Liverpool.
Houllier’s first Premier League defeat away at Liverpool was to Tottenham and he has lost on five of his most recent six visits.
Meanwhile, Villa have only left with the three points once in the last decade and are 3/1 to beat Tottenham away this season, which would represent the first time they have suffered back-to-back defeats in 11 months.
In contrast, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is unbeaten in eight league matches against Villa and they are 1/1 to collect the victory.
Both/One/Neither Team to Score
Clean sheets have proved hard to keep for both clubs this season, with Tottenham conceding once in their last five Premier League games and Villa having let in 12 goals in their last four away games.
It is 8/13 that both teams score, while the only clean sheets that have been kept in the previous 11 meetings between the pair have come in the two goalless draws.
Four of the last seven showdowns have finished 2-1, with Spurs 7/2 to win by this scoreline and it being 12/1 for Villa to take the spoils in this way.
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