Spurs v Aston villa: (Match preview)
Venue: Villa park
Date: Sunday 13 March 16:00
Live coverage: BBC Radio 5 live Extra
Head2Heads: 3-1 Spurs, 1-0 Villa, 2-1 Spurs
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Preview: Spurs will face Aston Villa this Sunday in the West Midlands fresh from their three nil defeat against Dortmund in midweek. Pochettino’s men will be looking to bounce back with three points against a Villa side who sit rock bottom of the premier league. The villains are effectively down having accumulated only 16 points from 29 matches this season. However Remi Garde’s men will certainly be no pushovers and as always an early goal is imperative for Spurs, as the quicker the lads can put the game to bed the better, as Pochettino will have one eye fixed on our second leg encounter against Dortmund in the week. I am extremely confident that we will defeat Villa comfortably tomorrow afternoon and I believe Dele Alli will be key to carving open a fairly timid and disorderly Villa defence. COYS⚽️
Team news: Dele Alli returns to the squad after missing our Europa league game in midweek to a UEFA suspension, whilst Eric Dier also returns after being rested in midweek. It’s good news regarding Danny Rose as the left back is fit for the Villa game after the 25 year old picked up a minor injury in the north London derby. However Jan Vertonghen and Clinton Njié remain sidelined through injury. Kyle Walker and Danny Rose are likely to return to the fullback positions having not been involved in mid week.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Dembele, Dier, Son, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.
My predicted score: 4-0 Spurs with goals from Kane x2, Alli and Son.
One to watch: Aston Villas tricky striker Jordan Ayew who scored against us this season at the lane in the reverse fixture.