English Breakfast: Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur

Oct 19, 2013 |
After a busy Saturday in the Barclays Premier League, Sunday's schedule sees just one match. Tottenham Hotspur must bounce back this week following an humiliating 3-0 defeat to West Ham at White Hart Lane. But Aston Villa will not be a pushover. Especially if Christian Benteke returns to lead the line for the Villains.

We talk to Aron Black at Bet365 to find where action is on this fixture at Villa Park.

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur (+300, +250, +105)

Why bet Aston Villa: The Villains are playing spirited football after slumping with three consecutive defeats. In their previous three matches, the side has managed a pair of wins followed by a scoreless draw versus Hull last time out, which has them sitting 11th in the table. Villa currently boasts a dangerous crob of young stars, including Fabian Delph, Andreas Weimann, and the deadly Benteke - who could make his return from injury.

Key players out/doubtful:
Charles N'Zogbia, Jores Okore, Gary Gardner

Why bet Tottenham:
Spurs were the league's top defensive club before being thrashed at home by a game West Ham last time out. The North London club couldn't take anything of value from the defeat, but will must bounce back with a full three points should they aim to compete for the league title. Andros Townsend - who just inked a four-year contract extension - is playing like a man possessed. The winger was a star for England en route to cementing a spot in Brazil 2014.

Key players out/doubtful:
Etienne Capoue, Younes Kaboul, Emmanuel Adebayor

2012-13 fixture result: Villa 0, Spurs 4

Key betting note: Spurs have won six and drawn three in their last nine league matches versus Villa.

Where the action is:
"Quality through the side says that Spurs should be able to come away with the three points and the action sides with that as they have a lot of support at +105. Games like this, where it can be tough to call a result, often see a lot more prop play. Both teams to score at -138 is a popular play. Over 2.5 goals at -105 is also very popular, and for goalscorers, Spurs midfielder Paulinho sees action at +400 to score anytime. Hes been getting amongst the forward play a lot and could represent value at the price."

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