On the end of an incredible 8-0 beating at the hands of Chelsea on Sunday, Aston Villa simply didn’t turn up at Stamford Bridge and it’s hard to imagine them performing as poorly again this season. Paul Lambert will be demanding a response from his players, who have an instant chance to bounce back as they host Tottenham and they’re 31/10 at BetVictor to restore some festive cheer to the Villans supporters that witnessed the weekend horror show.
However, you have to wonder how much of an impact that hammering will have on Lambert’s young side psychologically and they could find it difficult to recover in the short term.
Andre Villas-Boas men, at 11/10 via Paddy Power are set to heap more misery on them at Villa Park then, although the good news for home supporters is that it should be considerably closer.
In fact, after Spurs struggled to break down Stoke last time out, a low-scoring affair is on the cards. Betfred offer evens for it to produce fewer than three goals, the visitors are 8/1 with Coral to sneak it 1-0 and Ladbrokes price them at 16/5 to prevail by a one-goal margin.