Tottenham vs Aston Villa – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 10.08.2019

Tottenham vs Aston Villa

Starting the new league season at home for just the sixth time since 2000/01 (W2, D3), Tottenham Hotspur have won an astounding 20 of their last 21 Premier League (PL) home games against newcomers. The most common winning scoreline in that sequence was ‘1-0’, being produced seven times (35% of the time) across Tottenham’s 20 victories therein.
However, if the hosts are to suffer a ‘false start’, it is worth noting that their last three PL goals conceded on home turf (against all opponents) have come between the 61st-75th minute.
Shouldering ‘newly-promoted’ status for the first time since 1988/89, Aston Villa travel here knowing that they are massive underdogs. Recent PL H2H meetings underline this, with four of the last six seeing the ‘Villans’ fall to defeat after a first half lost to-nil.
Even so, Villa may be able to draw upon the unbeaten run of six away games (W5, D1) that ended their regular Championship season. Two-thirds (four) of those matches saw Villa concede first with both teams scoring.
Players to watch: Harry Kane has netted precisely once in three of Tottenham’s last four PL home games against newly-promoted opponents, scoring the first or last goal of the day each time.
Brazilian striker Wesley Moraes could debut as Villa’s marquee £22m signing. He scored ten goals in the Belgian regular 2018/19 league season, with three of his last five competitive goals being headers.
Stat attack: ‘3-1 to Tottenham’ (in August 2000) was the result when the ‘Lilywhites’ last hosted a newly-promoted side on PL gameweek one.
Five of Tottenham’s last six PL home wins over newly-promoted opponents have yielded a clean sheet.
Villa’s last seven Championship away goals of 2018/19 came in the second half.

Head-to-head matches: Tottenham vs Aston Villa

Head-to-head matches: TOTTENHAM – ASTON VILLA
08.01.17FACTottenhamAston Villa2 : 0
13.03.16PLAston VillaTottenham0 : 2
02.11.15PLTottenhamAston Villa3 : 1
11.04.15PLTottenhamAston Villa0 : 1
02.11.14PLAston VillaTottenham1 : 2

ENGLAND: Premier League – Round 1
Tottenham vs Aston Villa
Kick-off: August 10, 17:30
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Odds: 1.65@BWIN