Tottenham v Aston Villa Betting Predictions | FA Cup Betting TipPublished January 6, 2017
Triumphant Tottenham go into this weekend’s FA Cup round as the people’s champions. They were the ones who managed to stop the Chelsea juggernaut from rolling on and crushing rivals on their way to capturing the Premier League title. 13 wins and no more. It’s over. Done. You lose, sir. Good day! I said Good day! We expect Sunday to be a good day for Tottenham too.
It’s going to be a day that sees Aston Villa show their sorry faces at a Premier League ground for the first time since their pathetic relegation last season. Don’t ever come back, we said.
Things have turned around for the Villains since Steve Bruce became their boss. The likeable Manchester United legend has guided them up to a stable 12th in the Championship after successive demotions seemed plausible. They’re coming off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Cardiff.
Spurs fans can look forward to having Mike Dean in the middle of the park for this tie. Usually, we wouldn’t mention the referee in our preview, but coming off the back of his controversial Monday officiating, it’s relevant. Will all the heat he’s getting affect his performances? Will we see a low-key controversy-free display? Or will his Spurs’ support show?
We’re going to plump for the awarding of a penalty. Dean loves to point to the spot and Villa defenders might be blinded by flashbacks of the horrors from last season’s campaign.
Spurs predicted XI: Vorm, Trippier, Rose, Davies, Carter-Vickers, Carroll, Dier, Winks, Onomah, Janssen, N’Koudou
Villa predicted XI: Bunn, Hutton, Chester, Baker, Amavi, Adomah, Westwood, Bacuna, Gardner, Grealish, McCormack