Having strengthened their squad extensively over the summer, Tottenham made an excellent start to the season, taking 13 points from the 18 available over the opening six matches. However, Andre Villas-Boas’s charges were beaten 3-0 at home by West Ham in their last match before the international break so they’re far from banker material as they prepare to visit Aston Villa.
That quote about a home success looks a touch high given that Paul Lambert’s troops have carded two wins and a draw across their last three in the Premier League, accounting for Manchester City in their last home fixture, but Tottenham possess plenty of quality and keen to bounce back from their last result, they can ensure it finishes all-square (13/5, BetVictor).
Both teams should have enough in attack to get on the scoresheet, an outcome betway quote at 7/10 and on that basis, a case can be made for a score draw at Villa Park, at odds of 10/3 via bet365. Alternatively, BetVictor mark 7/1 against a 1-1 scoreline, Stan James offer 9/2 about the teams being inseparable at the end of each half and for punters determined to side with somebody, Villa – the most likely winners, are 7/4 in Winner.com’s ‘Draw No Bet’ market.
Punters meanwhile, would be wise to keep their powder dry in the first scorer market until the teams are announced given Christian Benteke’s fitness battle. The Belgian is currently 13/2 (Paddy Power) to break the deadlock.
Aston Villa v Spurs to be a score draw – 10/3 (bet365)