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Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur 03/21/2021 Game Analysis, Tips and Soccer Forecast
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Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur – Two teams that are trying to revive their faint hopes of competing in next year’s European tournaments are set to clash on Sunday, March 21, at the Villa Park in Birmingham, England. Seventh-ranked Tottenham Hotspur visits ninth-running Aston Villa with a mission to collect as many victories as possible to march into the Top Four of the table that grants automatic slots in the UEFA Champions League. On the other hand, Aston Villa attempt to make a late surge that will propel them to at least a place in the UEFA Europa League. Sky will cover the fixture live in three formats for TV viewers in the UK while Universo and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo will broadcast the match live on television. Top soccer bookmaker favors the chances of Tottenham in this showdown as they have enough offensive firepower to overcome Villa at their pitch.
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur 03/21/2021
The month of March has not been very friendly for Aston Villa (12-5-10, 41 points) as they have yet to register a victory in three chances. They could have won their last match against Newcastle United on Friday if not for the stoppage-time header from Jamaal Lascelles. Aston Villa had the edge in possessions and shots on goal but were unable to capitalize on these opportunities, as a result, they remained winless this month. Ollie Watkins remains as Villa’s talisman with 10 goals scored in 26 matches. Watkins also has the capability to make his teammates better with three assists. Another player to watch for Villa is Jack Grealish who has registered six goals and 10 assists this season. Emiliano Martinez is expected to start between the pipes for Villa as he has 46 saves in 26 matches.
Players to Watch: Ollie Watkins (10 goals, 3 assists); Jack Grealish (6 goals, 10 assists); Anwar El Ghazi (6 goals); Bertrand Traore (5 goals, 3 assists); Ross Barkley (3 goals, 1 assist).
Tottenham (13-6-8, 45 points) strung up three straight victories against Burnley, Fulham and Crystal Palace to signify their intentions of contending for the Champions League. The results put them five behind fourth-running Chelsea and three behind fifth placers West Ham United. In their last match against Crystal Palace, Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both scored two goals to guide the Spurs to an all-important victory. Tottenham had two-thirds of possession time in the game, giving them more chances to score. They had 12 shots against Crystal Palace, five of them were on goal. The Spurs rely on the trio of Kane, Bale and South Korean Son Heung-min in offense so expect that they will have most of the possessions. Hugo Lloris is expected to man the pipes again for the Spurs with 42 saves in 27 matches.
Players to Watch: Harry Kane (16 goals, 13 assists); Son Heung-min (13 goals, 10 assists); Gareth Bale (5 goals, 2 assists); Tanguy Ndombele (3 goals, 1 assist); Lucas Moura (3 goals, 1 assist).
Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur Betting Numbers
Summary: Soccer betting lines suggest an easy win for the Spurs over Villa due to their vaunted offensive might. But the home squad has shown some grit and determination to surprise foes and gain precious points. In the end, Tottenham remains a tough opponent to overcome especially with the trio of Son, Kane, and Bale on the pitch.
Moneyline: Tottenham have a +117 moneyline while Aston Villa offers a +225 ML. A draw merits a +230 moneyline for this encounter.
Prediction: The Spurs will resume their winning ways and beat Villa, 3-1.