Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas has given his prediction for the upcoming Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham. Pundit believes Tottenham will win by one goal, final score, 2-3.
Nicholas wrote: “It is needs must in the Premier League for Aston Villa, despite reaching the Carabao Cup final.”
“If you were to say to Dean Smith this could be the game to keep you in the Premier League, while you would lose the Carabao Cup final, despite being underdogs anyway, I think he would take it. And I think the majority of Villa fans would too.
“A trophy is important to breed winners and confidence, and gain the credibility that Villa are back, but we have seen before that teams have won it and have gone down. The global interest is in the Premier League, so they have to go after it.
“Meanwhile, Tottenham have not been convincing but are getting the results. They have to go after the top four, especially after the recent signings, chasing the likes of Sheffield United and Chelsea. It will be another cracking game of football here.”
Place in PL table – 17
Previous match – Bournemouth – Aston Villa 2-1
Place in PL table – 6
Previous match – Tottenham – Manchester City 2-0