Tottenham vs. Aston Villa: FA Cup Third Round – Match Preview

Tottenham will look to continue their excellent run at home to Championship side Aston Villa in the FA Cup Third Round.

Spurs produced an amazing performance to beat Chelsea on Wednesday evening, ending the Blues long winning run.

Two headed goals from Dele Alli secured a five consecutive league win, helping Tottenham move into third spot.

Aston Villa had a mixed Christmas period and were beaten away at Cardiff City last time out.

The appointment of Steve Bruce has turned their campaign around, however they are still seven points off the play-offs.

Form in all comps: Tottenham W5 D0 L0; Aston Villa W2 D1 L2
2016/17 top scorers
Tottenham – Harry Kane 12 goals
Aston Villa – Jonathan Kodija 9 goals

Match history
Aston Villa were relegated from the Premier League last year and were beaten home and away by Spurs.

The meeting at White Hart Lane finished 3-1 to Tottenham, with Mousa Dembele opening the scoring.

Last five meetings
Aston Villa 0 Tottenham 2 – 13/03/16
Tottenham 3 Aston Villa 1 – 02/11/15
Tottenham 0 Aston Villa 1 – 11/04/15
Aston Villa 1 Tottenham 2 – 02/11/14
Tottenham 3 Aston Villa 0 – 11/05/14

Tottenham to nil – 11/10 with Paddy Power

Team news
Tottenham are set to name many of those who featured against Chelsea, including Hugo Lloris and the match winner Alli.

The full-backs will be rotated here though, whilst Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko are likely to feature.

Jonathan Kodjia and Jordan Ayew are both unavailable due the AFCON after the pair were called up by Ivory Coast and Ghana respectively.

Ritchie da Laet and Micah Richards will both miss out for the visitors through injury.

Expected starting XI’s
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Wanyama, Winks; Sissoko, Alli, Son; Janssen
Aston Villa (4-2-3-1): Gollini; Hutton, Elphick, Chester, Amavi; Jedinak, Tshibola; Adomah, McCormick, Grealish; Agbonlahor

Predictions

Result: Tottenham (3/10 with Sky Bet)

Correct Score: 2-0 (6/1 with 888 Sport)

Anytime Goalscorer: Heung Min Son (11/8 with 888 Sport)

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