Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur Odds Guide, Preview & Betting Tips

Ollie WatkinsSides chasing Champions League football face off at Villa Park on Sunday (1pm), and the points will be crucial in the race for the top four. Aston Villa currently occupy that final UCL place in the Premier League, while Spurs are close behind and will always offer an attacking threat.

Tottenham put three late goals past Crystal Palace to claim victory last weekend, but Villa have the better form and the home advantage as we head into this crucial fixture.

That home advantage helps Aston Villa slot in as favourites for all three points, and you can back the hosts at odds of 29/20 with our trusted GB bookies. Victory for Spurs is next at 31/20, while the draw completes the match betting at a top price of 16/4.

A 3-2 victory at Luton Town last weekend kept Aston Villa in fourth place, and it means they have now taken 12 points from their last six league games. Spurs have one point less over the same period and remain one place and five points behind Sunday’s opponents.

Aston Villa were also in action on Thursday night as they travelled to face Ajax in the Europa Conference League. Unai Emery’s men came away from the first leg of their knockout game with a 0-0 draw. Could the extra travelling and 90 minutes have a fatigue effect while Tottenham have enjoyed another blank week? It is debatable, but this does look as though we are in for a tight match at Villa Park.

Among the key strikers this week, Ollie Watkins carries Aston Villa’s hopes, and the England international is favourite to open the scoring at best industry odds of 11/2. Spurs’ Son Heung-Min is close behind at 6/1, while his teammate Timo Werner, who opened his account in last week’s game against Crystal Palace, follows at 8/1. Aston Villa’s Leon Bailey will attract interest at his top price of 9/1. The Jamaican striker has eight league goals so far this season.

Over in the Spurs’ camp, James Maddison is worth considering at 10/1. The former Leicester City midfielder had a good scoring record before his recent injury layoff, and he is a threat from open play and set pieces.

In other side bets, Both Teams to Score is short for this game, with 1/3 a typical price among the leading bookmakers. If you prefer the ‘no’ option on BTTS, this is available at 11/5.

The Total Goals betting shows low figures at the entry levels. If you start with a modest stake Over the 2.5 line, this will currently be paid at best odds of 4/11. One stage further sees Over 3.5 goals come in at a top price of 10/11. Those expecting a dour 90 minutes at Villa Park may want to consider staking Under 2.5 goals which is available this week at 21/10.

This preview will conclude with some Correct Score suggestions and the feeling from the bookies is that Aston Villa will sneak a narrow win. With that in mind, a final scoreline of Villa 2 Spurs 1 will attract interest at best industry odds of 10/1. The same outcome in favour of Tottenham can be backed at a top price of 11/1, while the 1-1 draw is listed at a best of 9/1.

Our Preview’s AVFC vs THFC Predictions & Betting Picks Verdict

The reverse fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November ended in a narrow 2-1 win for Aston Villa and Sunday’s match promises to be equally tight. There has been little to separate the teams all season and we agree with the bookmakers that the result will be a close one.

This preview is not as convinced by the theory that there will be plenty of goals at Villa Park. The odds on Both Teams to Score and Over 3.5 Goals look unusually short, and while the sides have strong attacks and suspect defences, there could be value in a low scoring contest.

We’ll start by backing Under 2.5 goals. The game carries great significance for both clubs, and it could be a cagey 90 minutes as they look to maintain their top four challenge.

Aston Villa scored seven in their most recent two league games, but in their matches against the bigger clubs, their record is predictably lower. Spurs have a suspect defence, but they can also tighten up when it matters.

Villa should win it, and the odds against prices on all three outcomes means a decent return for those who make the right call. We agree with the bookmakers when they predict a narrow home win, but we’ll disagree with the suggestion that this will be a high scorer. Aston Villa for the three points and Under 2.5 goals are our picks for this one. So these are our brace of betting tips for this preview: