Many bookmakers have Tottenham clearly backed as their Premier League predictions pick. But a recent victory by Villa over Spurs back in May, alongside Tottenham Hotspurs’ recent downward spiral of quality means you may want to reconsider before being too hasty with your Premier League tips betting conclusions.
Do Villa have what it takes to repeat their recent successes? Can Spurs bounce back from a few miserable games, or will this lull turn into an albatross? To find out how best to approach this Premier League prediction weekend, we’ve analysed the recent form of each team – including their head to head contests – to help you make the most informed Premier League tips predictions possible.
It’s truly strange to think that Spurs’ immense victory over Manchester City to start the season – one where they overcame a debuting Jack Graelish no less – was merely weeks ago. To be fair, they still looked fairly strong against Wolves, a game that also showcased the depth of Spurs’ firing squad with a long awaited goal from Dele Alli. And again in their follow up single goal victory over a determined Watford.
Since then though, it has been like watching a different team. Their fall in form against Crystal Palace makes us wonder how relevant those early season successes are for Premier League predictions today, and their 3-0 mauling by Chelsea seemed unthinkably a short while ago. Only Son Heung-Min appeared to be an effective offensive force in their 3-1 loss to Arsenal, amidst this remarkable collapse.
Villa have been all over the place performance wise. That’s what makes Premier League predictions weekend for Villa such a tricky one to tackle. They fell to Watford in an exciting 3-2 opening match before turning performance quality into points – with the help of an astounding acrobat shot from Danny Ings – to net their first 2-0 win against Newcastle United. Their 1-1 draw against Brentford was fun if sloppy in form, and they fell to the same miserable 3-0 end to Chelsea as Tottenham.
A mixed bag performance wise suddenly turned around in abrupt fashion as a trio of goals from Cash, Digne and Bailer trounced Everton. And they used that momentum to push back against a tough Manchester United and come into this match with a 1-0 win in their back pocket, alongside bags of confidence.
Many of you may imagine there would be a huge amount of games to look through in the history of two century-plus old top tier sides. And well, you’d be exactly right. Villa have won 57 games, Tottenham 75, with 36 draws, with the first contest taking place in 1903.
More important than overall stats for our Premier League predictions today are those recent meetings. The fact that Aston Villa were victorious in last season’s May clash will certainly bolster the squads’ confidence. Let’s not get too hasty though, as Spurs are not just the holders of the overall winning percentage, but also won six games before that most recent defeat.
All that history can feel a little bit overwhelming and, of course, not everything that happened in those decades can be considered relevant for Premier League predictions right now. That’s why we’ve provided our statistical highlights, so you can enjoy the best bits.
Because of the inconsistent form of each side, this is one of our toughest to call this Premier League prediction weekend. That said, we don’t necessarily need to choose either, which is why our tip is to go for both teams to score.
Do we think both teams are going to score? Absolutely. In fact, we think this one has the potential makings of a back-and-forth thriller. That’s an extra cheeky Premier League prediction today for you to enjoy. Why? Well, both teams have been in some intense high scoring games as of late, and their most recent head to head outing saw each taste the back of the net.
But, on top of that, there’s the kind of pressure here which, for teams with the offensive qualities of Tottenham and Villa, can mean excellence. Spurs will be looking at this as an opportunity to get back on their feet once more. Meanwhile, Villa will realise that a duo of dominant performances like we’ve just seen can really catapult a season – if they have the tenacity to hold onto it. With that in mind, our choice of all the possible Premier League predictions is for both teams to score.