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Aston Villa vs Spurs – Score draw more than a plausible result

| 24.12.2010

Clean sheets have proved difficult for both teams in Aston Villa’s most recent home meetings with Tottenham and there is no reason to suggest why things are likely to be any different this season.

Match Odds

Villa head into the game having turned a corner, as they ended a four-game losing streak in all competitions by beating West Brom in their latest Premier League outing.

Meanwhile, it has not been their home form that has been the catalyst to their disappointing start to the campaign, as they have only tasted defeat in one of their nine games at Villa Park.

Aston Villa’s betting odds are 2/1 to beat Tottenham and they have taken maximum points in three of their last seven home games against the opposition.

Tottenham won the corresponding fixture between the pair at White Hart Lane 2-1, while manager Harry Redknapp is unbeaten in his last nine league games against Aston Villa.

Spurs are 11/8 in the Premier League betting to secure a victory that would keep them in contention with the leading pack at the head of the top-flight standings.

Correct Scoreline

It is 11/2 that the game finishes in a draw and 1-1 has been the most common scoreline between the pair at Villa Park in recent seasons.

Four of the last nine meetings have finished in this manner and it is 11/2 that another 1-1 occurs.

The only clean sheets in the last nine encounters was in the goalless draw at Tottenham last season so there is every chance that both teams will find the target in an attacking game.

Therefore a 2-1 victory for either team could prove profitable with Villa to triumph 2-1 priced at 10/1 and Spurs 7/1 to win by this scoreline.

A £10 bet on Villa beating Tottenham 4-2 could see a return of £800. New Ladbrokes customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.