On New Year’s Day, two teams will face off in the Premier League in an effort to rebound from disappointing results in their resumption matches. Tottenham Hotspur will be attempting to avenge their Brentford draw by winning this game.
Tottenham Hotspur will be attempting to regain its footing in the Premier League on January 1 after seeing their lead in the battle for a Champions League spot wash away upon the restart. Prior to the start of their match against Aston Villa, Spurs, who are currently only one point ahead of Manchester United, could slip outside the top four.
The team of Antonio Conte was fortunate to come out of their previous match with a point after falling behind Brentford 2-0 at halftime. But thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Pierre Hojberg, they were able to earn a point. But the frequency with which Spurs give rival teams an advantage will cause Conte a little concern.
Having played their first match since the Premier League restart, Aston Villa is still in the bottom half of the standings. Two of the team’s previous four league games have ended in defeat for Unai Emery’s squad, including a 3-1 loss to Liverpool in their first game after the World Cup break.
To be fair, Villa performed admirably in that game, but their inability to capitalise on opportunities and defensive miscues made it seem as though they would lose the game. On New Year’s Day, when they play the Spurs, they still have a great chance of turning things around.
On Boxing Day, Harry Kane scored against Brentford, putting his penalty shootout heartbreak for England before him. Throughout his career, the England captain has enjoyed success against Aston Villa, triumphing in nine of his eleven encounters with the West Midlands team.
In addition, he has four assists and seven goals in seven career games against Villa.
So, watch out for the England captain!
1×2 Betting Odds
For their first home game following the conclusion of the World Cup, Spurs will be under pressure. After a sluggish restart, they will need to pick up the pace, and they might do just enough to win the match. However, we could witness goals from both teams during the game!
Playing in London, Tottenham are the favourites to win this one with odds @ 1.71.
Playing against the top 6 is always a difficult thing to do in the Premier League, and Aston Villa will have their turn when they meet Spurs on New Year’s Day. They are the underdogs in this with odds @ 5.25.
The possibility of a stalemate and points shared stands @ 4.2.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.78.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.13.
So the market expects there to be around 3 goals in this and Tottenham coming out on top!
The betting market thinks so, because of the sheer attacking quality that Tottenham brings to the table!
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