Tottenham Hotspur host Aston Villa on Wednesday night in north London with four points separating them from fifth-place Liverpool. Ryan Mason has two more games to get Spurs closer to fifth place and could even get the team into the Champions League qualification places. If Spurs are to get into the top four, however, they must win out and hope Chelsea and Liverpool lose their final two games in the league.

Aston Villa are 11th in the top flight and could finish as high as ninth. Based on form and the teams ahead of them, it is more likely Aston Villa will finish in the lower half of the table. Dean Smith’s team have won just once in their last six matches in the league. The Villains are coming off of a 3-2 loss away to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

These teams have met three times since Aston Villa returned to the Premier League in 2019. Spurs have won all three of those games against Aston Villa. Their match played earlier this season at Villa Park finished 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur with Vinicius scoring in the first half and Harry Kane tallying a goal from the penalty spot in the second period.

Spurs have won three of their last four games in the league. They are in decent form under Mason, although he is not the frontrunner to get the vacant manager’s job at the club. The latest reports are linking Brighton’s Graham Potter to the position. Spurs do not look like the rosy club to join like they did when Mauricio Pochettino had team in the 2019 Champions League Final.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa Betting Odds

 

Tottenham Hotspur took 10 points from the last 18 on offer in the league this season. They are unbeaten in four of their last six games with three of those matches finishing in wins. They have conceded nine times over the course of their last six games while tallying 12. Spurs are coming off of a 2-0 win at home over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

Leading sportsbooks have Spurs at odds of 9/16 to win at full-time against Aston Villa. The last six games between the clubs in all competitions finished with Spurs claiming victory. Three of those five games finished with Spurs winning 2-0.

Aston Villa are at odds of 5/1 to win at full-time for the first time against Spurs since 2014-15. The last time Aston Villa claimed a victory against Spurs, the north London club played at White Hart Lane. The Villains are on a rotten run of form going into matchday 37. They took five points from the last 18 available to them. They allowed 11 goals while scoring eight times.

The team’s poor form has coincided with Jack Grealish’s long-standing injury. He missed 12 games with a calf/shin injury. Aston Villa won just three of those 12 matches. Grealish returned against Everton prior to their game versus Crystal Palace. He played just 18 minutes of the team’s nil-nil draw. Grealish also played 26 minutes versus Crystal Palace as Aston Villa lost 3-2.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa Team News

Mason has two players on the injury list going into the game in midweek. Full-back Serge Aurier is ruled out of the game due to a groin injury. Aurier has been linked with a transfer back to Paris Saint-Germain in the offseason. Defender Ben Davies remains out of action due to a calf/shin injury.

As happens at this time most seasons, Harry Kane is linked with a transfer away from Tottenham Hotspur. Pundits continue to claim Kane needs to move away from Spurs to win trophies. Manchester United are again reportedly interested in signing the striker and could use a swap deal to land him.

Tottenham Hotspur are in line to qualify for the Europa League once more. They could still fall out of the Europa League qualification places and could either miss out on Europe entirely – Spurs could also make the Europa Conference League.

Smith has four names on the Tottenham Hotspur injury list. Morgan Sansone is returning to full fitness but may not be fully fit to play the game. He has a knee injury keeping him on the sidelines. Defender Tyrone Mings is set to return from a knee injury against Tottenham Hotspur. Forward Trezeguet and full-back Matty Cash are both ruled out of the match due to their respective injuries.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa Prediction

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Tottenham Hotspur won 2-0 earlier this season against Aston Villa away from home. Three of the last five matches between these teams ended in 2-0 scorelines. Could we see this game finish with a 2-0 scoreline as well. Spurs are 17/2 to win 2-0 once more against Aston Villa. Mason’s team are coming off of a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend.

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Harry Kane has 22 goals and 13 assists in 33 matches this season. The striker goes into the game in form once more after scoring a goal versus Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend. It ended a two-match goal drought for the English striker. Since February 7, Kane has scored 10 goals in 15 appearances. These teams played a previously postponed match on March 21 with Kane scoring in the 2-0 win.

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The match played on March 21 finished with a 2-0 win for Spurs, the same score of their win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday. Five of the last 10 matches in all competitions between these teams finished with under 2.5 goals. Meanwhile, three of the last five matches between the clubs ended with 2-0 wins for Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur need to win this match more than Aston Villa do. The Villains flirted with European qualification earlier this season, but have regressed to where they should actually be. Spurs could still make the top four, but it looks unlikely to occur. They will hope to qualify for the Europa League with positive results in the final two games of the campaign.